Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles, Fox News reported on Monday.
The particles were traced to a shipment of ibuprofen from a supplier, the company said, but the potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely.
McNeil Vice President Ed Kuffner, in an interview with the Associated Press said:
From our perspective, during the manufacturing process at the third party supplier, that’s when the particles got into the ibuprofen.
Fortunately, that lot was not released, but other lots are being recalled for safety measure.
The three recalled lots were made with the same batch of ibuprofen, the Original Berry Flavor, the company said.
The lot numbers are
- DDB4R01 and
The recalled Motrin was manufactured at the company’s plant in Beerse, Belgium. McNeil’s primary manufacturing plant in Fort Washington, Pa., has been closed since the spring of 2010 after a string of recalls involving brands like Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec. That included the recall of more than 136 million children and infant over-the-counter medicines in April 2010, the largest recall of its kind.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date, according to the company.
Consumers with questions or who would like to request a refund may call the company at 1-877-414-7709.
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