Because it has apparently already recalled every possible product made by its McNeil Labs division, Johnson & Johnson has moved over to its Merck products for its latest recall. This time, J&J has issued a recall on 12 Mylanta liquid products and one Alternagel product for trace amounts of alcohol that weren’t properly labeled on the packaging.
From the recall notice:
JJMCP initiated the recall after an internal review revealed that information about the presence of alcohol from flavoring agents was not noted on the packaging. Certain flavoring agents contribute small (< 1%) amounts of alcohol. It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either alcohol absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events.
This is similar to the reason behind J&J’s recent recall of Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom. Like that recall, this one is a wholesale and retail level recall, not a consumer recall. The company says that you can still continue to use the product.
Go to the recall page for specific information on which Mylanta products have been recalled.
Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care Center at 1-800-469-5268 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)
In July, a Pennsylvania plant where Mylanta was produced was investigated by the FDA over potential violations in the manufacturing process.