Last week, the FDA posted an official notice that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled 200,000 bottles of Concentrated Infant Motrin due to 1 mm plastic pieces found in a subsequent product lot that was not released to the public. The affected lots, DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01, are 1/2 fl oz bottles of the original cherry flavor and contain the UPC code 300450524157.
Although the FDA maintains that this recall was voluntary, this is not first time that Johnson & Johnson has recalled infant products and each incident seems to be more dangerous than the last. According to the FDA, in January 2012, the company’s Aveno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion was voluntarily recalled due to high levels of bacteria and, in 2010, Johnson & Johnson pulled a long list of over-the-counter medications, to include Children’s Benadryl and Children’s Pediacare, due to issues at the manufacturing site. These frequent incidents lead the consumer to wonder why, if ever, they should trust the Johnson & Johnson organization. It seems that with natural infant medicine and clean living on the rise, Johnson & Johnson has an uphill battle ahead if they have any chance at all of regaining the trust of the consumers.
McNeil recommends that anyone in possession of Concentrated Infant Motrin, lot numbers DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S0, stop using it immediately and dispose of any product identified in this recall. For more information on this recall, please visit the FDA website or call 1-877-414-7709.
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