Voluntary Recall Of All Lots Of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Roldaids® Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews, And Roldaids® Multi-Symptom Plus Anti-Gas Softchews

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–December 13, 2010. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews (full product details below) distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action following some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles. The company’s investigation has determined that the materials were potentially introduced into the product during the manufacturing process at a third party manufacturer. While the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote, McNeil Consumer Healthcare advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

While our investigation is ongoing we have suspended production of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews and will not restart production until corrective actions have been implemented.

Consumers who purchased product included in this recall should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at http://www.rolaids.com
or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.

Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Product Information: Product NDC numbers can be located on the label of the package above the brand name. Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates can be found on back, side or bottom label of the package. If you cannot find the NDC number, lot number, or expiration date on the label, Click here for examples or call the Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR ROLAIDS SOFTCHEWS PRODUCT IS PART OF THE DECEMBER 9, 2010 RECALL.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

Product Name 

Lot Number

UPC

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 6 count

9015A, 9016A, 9019A, 9140A, 9138A,9210A, 9211A,9315A, 9316A

312547655200

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 18 count (3 packs of 6 count)

9075A, 9076A, 9103A, 9098A, 9104A, 9239A, 9240A, 9348A

312547655255

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 42 count (7 packs of 6 count)

9065A, 9068A, 9069A, 9131A, 9132A, 9208A, 9209A, 9286A, 9287A

312547655316

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 6 count

0109A, 0114A, 0115A, 0134A, 0135A, 0165A, 0238B, 0239A, 0239C, 0262A, 0264A

312547655200

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 18 count bag

9349AG2, 9350AG1, 0015AG2, 0015AG3, 0050AG1, 0051AG1, 0053BG2, 0106BG2, 0107AG1, 0108AG1, 0108BG3, 0108CG1, 0129BG1, 0133AG1, 0133AG2, 0165BG2, 0191BG1, 0191CG1, 0191DG1, 0213AG2, 0238AG1, 0238AG2, 0246AG1

300450649188

ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 36 count bag

9350AG2, 0012AG1, 0013AG1, 0014AG1, 0015AG1, 0015AG4, 0050AG2, 0053AG2, 0053BG1, 0053BG2, 0094AG1, 0106AG1, 0106BG1, 0108AG2, 0108BG2, 0191AG1, 0139BG2, 0165BG1, 0191BG1, 0207AG1, 0207AG2, 0213AG1, 0227AG1, 0246AG2, 0247AG1, 0265AG1, 0266AG1

300450649362

ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit

ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count

9005A, 9006A

312547065733

ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count (2 packs of 6 count)

9022A, 9027A, 9118A, 9119A, 9195A, 9196A

312547065757

ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 36 count (6 packs of 6 count)

9166A, 9167A

312547065771

ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit

ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count

0017B, 0095A, 0096B, 0259A, 0260A

300450657060

ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count bag

9351BG1, 9352AG1, 0016AG1, 0059AG2, 0059BG1, 0059BG2, 0060AG2, 0167AG2, 0167AG3, 0203AG1, 0204AG1

300450657121

ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 24 count bag

9352AG2, 9352BG2, 0016AG2, 0017AG1, 0057BG1, 0058AG1, 0059AG1, 0059BG3, 0060AG1, 0129AG1, 0132AG1, 0167AG1, 0167BG1, 0204AG2, 0205AG1, 0230AG1, 0231AG1

300450657244

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Source: fda.gov