Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of children’s medicine and Rolaids. The health care giant is no stranger to recalls, as it also recently recalled artificial hip implants which failed early in many patients, causing many painful symptoms. Its latest recall involves Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, and Extra Strength Rolaids softchews. The company, based in New Jersey, claims the products still work fine and may still be used. Customers do not need to contact the company. The recall was issued after reviewing the processes used to manufacture the medicines, and cited “unspecified problems.” The Rolaids were recalled due to discovering crystallized sugar, according to news reports.
Four million packages of cherry and grape Benadryl Fastmelt tablets were recalled, 800,000 Motrin caplets, and 71,000 Extra Strength Rolaids caplets sold by Johnson & Johnson. In the past year, the company has faced product recalls involving millions of Tylenol, Motrin and other nonprescription drugs. As a personal injury laywer in Los Angeles, I am interested in how these recalls will effect the credibility of Johnson & Johnson and their line of products. I look forward to hearing if they enact any safety precautions or take any action to reduce the number or recalls they make.