A list of product recalls by Johnson & Johnson

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 3:51 PM
A list of product recalls by Johnson & Johnson

Medical devices recalled by Johnson & Johnson businesses in 2010:

Recalled on Aug. 26:

_ASR Hip Resurfacing System (ball portion of the hip), sold only outside U.S.

_ASR XL Acetabular System (socket part of the pelvis).

Recalled on Aug. 23:

_1 Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses sold in Japan, other countries in Asia and Europe. Residue caused eye pain.

Recalled on Feb. 24:

_LifeScan's OneTouch SureStep Test Strips for blood glucose levels. May provide falsely low results, so diabetes patients could inject too little insulin, raising risk of organ damage, coma or death.

Nonprescription medicines recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit since September 2009, for reasons ranging from contamination with bacteria or tiny metal shards to questionable levels of active ingredient and a nauseating smell:

Recalled on Oct. 18:

_Tylenol 8 Hour caplets in 50-count bottles.

Recalled on July 8:

_21 lots of Benadryl, Children's Tylenol, Motrin IB, Tylenol Extra Strength, Tylenol Day & Night, and Tylenol PM.

Recalled on June 15:

_Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gelcaps, 50 count.

_Benadryl Allergy Ultratab, 100 count.

Recalled on April 30 (many of these initially were recalled on March 29):

_Concentrated Tylenol Infants' Drops, seven sizes or flavors.

_Children's Tylenol Suspension, 17 versions.

_Concentrated Motrin Infants' Drops, four versions.

_Children's Motrin Suspension, 11 versions.

_Children's Zyrtec, six versions.

_Children's Benadryl Allergy.

Recalled on March 31:

_Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops, 0.17 oz.

Recalled on March 29:

_Tylenol Infants' Drops, eight versions

_Children's Tylenol Suspension, eight versions

_Children's Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free Bubblegum

Recalled on Jan. 15:

_Benadryl Allergy Ultratab, 100 count

_Benadryl Allergy Tablet, 148 count

_Tylenol Extra or Regular Strength Caplets, 14 versions

_Tylenol Extra Strength EZ Tabs, three versions

_Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gelcaps, six versions

_Tylenol Extra Strength Tablets

_Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets, three versions

_Tylenol Arthritis, eight versions

_Tylenol Extra Strength PM, 10 versions

_Tylenol PM Rapid Release, two versions

_Children's Tylenol Meltaways, two versions

_Motrin IB, 13 versions

_Junior Strength Motrin, three versions

_Simply Sleep Mini Caplets, 100 count

_Rolaids, six versions

Recalled on Dec. 18, 2009:

_Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets, 100 count, more than 50 lots

Recalled on Nov. 6, 2009:

_Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets, 100 count, five lots

Recalled on Sept. 24, 2009:

_Children's Tylenol, 13 liquid versions

_Infant's Tylenol, eight liquid or drop versions


Consumers who bought recalled McNeil products can get more information and request a refund or a coupon for a future purchase at: http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com.