Recall Alert! Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops

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On Saturday, September 6, Johnson & Johnson and McNeil, the makers of Motrin, voluntarily recalled roughly 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants due to potential contamination with tiny plastic particles. McNeil is voluntarily recalling the three lots released to the market made with the same batch of active ingredient. They’ve also worked with the FDA to ensure that corrective measures are currently in place and are effective.

The flavor of the contaminated product is the Berry Flavor Concentrated Motrin Infant Drops. The half-ounce bottles included in the recall can be identified by the following lot numbers: DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. The UPC code on the recalled bottles is 300450524157 and the case UPC code on the recalled bottles is 30300450524158.

At this time, Johnson & Johnson has also asked retailers to remove the affected products from shelves. They’ve also asked customers to stop using the drops immediately.

While the potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely, McNeil is asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any products they may have that are included in this recall. If you have any concerns or would like to ask about a refund, you can contact the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center at 1-877-414-7709. If you have any health questions, please contact your child’s healthcare provider.

For parents who’ve used the recall product in the last few days prior to knowing about the recall, no action is needed. However, you should stop using and dispose of any remaining product included in this recall. The particles identified are non-toxic. Johnson & Johnson is offering refunds for the recalled products. Consumers can fill out the following refund form.

On the manufacturer’s website, Johnson & Johnson released the following statement: “The health and well-being of consumers is our company’s #1 priority. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to inquire about a refund, please call our Consumer Care Center.”

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