If you've got Rolaids products in your medicine cabinet, better take a look at them closely. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the company that makes the tummy-ache-soothing meds, announced yesterday it recalled several versions of the company's Softchews because consumers found metal and wood particles in them. My, that would give you a stomachache if you ingested them ... ironic, huh?
The company says that the chance of adverse health effects from the contaminated products is unlikely, but they are recalling them and suspending production until they figure out what caused the problem.
In the meantime, here's what to look for in your medicine cabinet:
Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews in cherry and wild cherry flavors, Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews in Tropical Fruit, and Multi-Symptom Plus Anti-Gas Softchews in Tropical Fruit. The recalled lot numbers are on the Rolaids website. McNeil promises customers a refund for any recalled product. Call 888-222-6036 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
Some people have reported tooth or gum injuries or vomiting after using the tainted product and/or an abnormal taste. Rolaids tablets were also involved in a big recall of McNeil products earlier this year due to an unpleasant smell and reports of gastrointestinal problems.
In terms of this recent recall, the company thinks the particles may have come from a third party manufacturer and are investigating the situation.
Do you have any of the recalled Rolaids?
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