Johnson & Johnson recalls infant gas relief drops

November 14, 2008

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals company is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 units of Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye-Free Drops (simethicone-antigas), according to the FDA.

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals company is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 units of Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye-Free Drops (simethicone-antigas), according to the FDA.

The non-staining drops were sold in 1 oz. plastic bottles and were distributed after October 5, 2008. nationwide. The consumer recall is meant as a precaution after determining that some bottles could include metal fragments that were generated during the manufacturing process.

The FDA states that if any medical events resulting from use of the recalled products were to occur, most would be expected to be temporary and resolve without medical treatment. However, consumers who purchased two specific lots of this product are being advised to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer for further instructions.

The full FDA recall announcement, as well as contact information for consumers, can be found on the FDA Web site.