Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Although it is unlikely for the recalled products to cause significant harm, if you take any Rolaids product, please check your supply to see if you have any of the recalled product. If you have purchased product included in this recall, please stop using it and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for instructions about receiving a refund, either at www.rolaids.com 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). If you have medical concerns or questions, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program by telephone at 1-800-332-1088, by fax at 1-800-332-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

McNeil Now Recalls All Lots of Three Rolaids Heartburn Products

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a new recall for Rolaids products. This recall includes all product lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews distributed in the United States. These products are being recalled because of consumer complaints of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles.

The company 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 stop using them.

For more information and a detailed list of recalled Rolaids products, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-12-10
Last Updated: 2010-12-10

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