Latest Rolaids Recall Gives Johnson & Johnson Heartburn

Two weeks after recalling some cherry flavored Rolaids softchews for “uncharacteristic consistency or texture,” Johnson & Johnson’s beleaguered McNeil Laboratories division has issued a slightly larger Rolaids recall. And by “slightly,” we mean all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews.

From the recall notice:

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.

The company says it is investigating the matter and has halted production on these products “until corrective actions have been implemented.”

Consumers who purchased product included in this recall should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at 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.

For complete list of recalled lots, go to the official recall notice on

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