McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division is voluntarily recalling approximately 200,000 bottles of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor, 1/2 fl. oz. sold in the U.S.
McNeil is asking retailers to remove the affected lots from store shelves, and asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall.
“We want consumers who have this product at home to check the label to see if it has the lot number and UPC code that is part of the recall,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “There is a chance that the product is adulterated. After releasing these three lots of infants’ drops, the company found tiny plastic particles about the size of a poppy seed in a subsequent lot. Out of caution, the company wants to pull back the three earlier lots that might have been affected before the particles were discovered.”
|Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops
Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles
The lot number and UPC codes are typically printed on the outside packaging and on the printed bottle label.
The potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely. Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl oz is not included in this recall. Children’s or Adult MOTRIN® products are not included in this recall.
The Department advises parents who have the recalled MOTRIN Infants Drops to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The company has provided questions and answers on this web page.
The department is also alerting the public to a recall of the following lubricating eye drops sold at CVS, Wall-Mart and Target stores. While there have been no reports of adverse effects to consumers so far, complaints of mold found in the 30 ml bottles after use and concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative have prompted the recall.
Certain lots of:
· equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5%, Sterile, 1 FL OZ (30 mL) – Distributed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
· Lubricant EYE DROPS FOR MILD TO MODERATE DRY EYE, STERILE, 1 FL OZ (30 mL), for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye – Distributed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
· lubricant eye drops for mild to moderate dry eye, STERILE, 1 FL OZ (30 mL) – Distributed by Target Corp.
Only the lots listed below are affected, and the recall is limited to the product in the 30 mL size:
· Lot # 11440, expiration date 09/2013, labeled for CVS;
· Lot # 11441, expiration date 09/2013, labeled for CVS;
· Lot # 12042, expiration date 01/2014, labeled for Wal-Mart and CVS;
· Lot # 12103, expiration date 02/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart;
· Lot # 12203, expiration date 05/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart and CVS;
· Lot # 12207, expiration date 05/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart;
· Lot # 12293, expiration date 08/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart;
· Lot # 12352, expiration date 09/2015, labeled for Target and CVS;
· Lot # 12356, expiration date 09/2015, labeled for Target and CVS.
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a total of nine (9) lots of its Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 30 mL, due to possible problems with the preservative, which creates a potential risk for eye infection.
Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution is a non-prescription (OTC) drug product used to relieve dryness of the eye and packaged in a plastic bottle inside a unit box. Lot numbers can be found printed horizontally on the side of the label and on the bottom flap of the box. The lots listed above were distributed between February 2012 and April 2013. The product was sold nationwide at retail stores.
Consumers who have the product with any of the lot numbers listed above should stop use of the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at 1-800-258-2471, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm ET. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
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