McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) Urgently Recalls Various Rolaid Products Sold in Canada
December 10, 2010
For immediate release
OTTAWA – Health Canada is informing Canadians that McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) is voluntarily recalling all lots of ROLAIDS® Ultra Strength SoftChews® and ROLAIDS® Ultra Strength SoftChews® plus Gas Relief from the Canadian market. McNeil is requesting that wholesalers, pharmacies and other retail locations immediately stop sale of this product.
The company has informed Health Canada that they are taking this action following consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles. The company is advising consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
Health Canada reminds Canadians who have concerns about these products to consult with their health care practitioner or contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare by calling the Johnson & Johnson Inc. Consumer Contact Centre at 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). For more information, please visit the company’s website (PDF Version – 119 K).