Monday, December 13, 2010

Rolaids recall

Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of its Softchews Rolaids antacids after consumers reported finding wood and metal bits in the tablets. Johnson & Johnson, which recalled some Rolaids products in November, said it was voluntarily recalling all lots of its Softchews products after potentially uncovering problems with a third-party manufacturer that left particles in the medicines. The recall is the latest in a string of pulled products for Johnson & Johnson's McNeil consumer unit that has drawn attention from U.S. authorities and Congress. About 130 lots are affected and include Extra Strength Softchews, Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews and Rolaids Multi-Symptom Plus Anti-Gas Softchews.

Steve - this is a good time to remind you that we do not recommend Rolaids or its equivalents as antacids or calcium supplements. The calcium, in carbonate form, is very poorly absorbed. These products also block the absorption of key nutrients.

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