J&J Issues Drug Recall for Baby Motrin That Might Have Plastic Particles
Johnson & Johnson has issued a drug recall for 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infant’s Formula, which is used to treat fever and flu aches and pains in children 2 years or younger. Reportedly, thedrug recall was issued due to potential plastic particles in a batch of third-party ibuprofen used to manufacture the drug.
The recall covers three lots of Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor. The lot numbers of the recalled half-ounce bottles are DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01, the Associated Press reported.
According to J&J’s McNeil unit, the company purchased ibuprofen from a third-party supplier, and noticed the plastic particles in a fourth batch of Motrin that has not been released to the market yet. However, according to FDA guidelines, if the tainted product could potentially be on the market, the company must issue a recall, so J&J’s drug recall covers three lots of the Motrin Infant’s Formula that were made with the third-party ibuprofen.
“From our perspective, during the manufacturing process at the third party supplier, that’s when the particles got into the ibuprofen,” said McNeil Vice President Ed Kuffner, in an interview with the Associated Press. No illnesses or injuries have been reported from using the Motrin Infant’s Formula.
McNeil recommends that all consumers stop using the medication that’s affected and call the company for a refund at 1-877-414-7709.
Drug Recall Shows Lessons Learned from Personal Injury Lawsuits
The recent J&J drug recall shows that the company has learned an abundance of caution in complying with FDA guidelines in the past few years. The medical manufacturer recently settled a series of personal injury lawsuits involving a 2010 drug recall involving children’s medication, to the tune of $22.9 million.
The lawsuit claimed that the medical manufacturer misled investors about the quality-control failures which led to device and drug recalls. Specifically, the lawsuit involved the largest over-the-counter drug recall of children’s medication in US history, which was made by a J&J subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
J&J suffered major drug recalls for two years, between 2008 and 2010, when it had to withdraw more than 40 brands of children’s Tylenol, Motrin, and other medications that reportedly had foul odors. An FDA investigation team found that ingredients and equipment in J&J’s Fort Washington, Pennsylvania facility had bacterial contamination that led to the smell. After contamination was discovered, J&J agreed to close down one factory for overhaul, and signed a consent decree that expanded US oversight of three other plants.
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