January 18th, 2010
I just wanted to make sure that those looking for last week’s announcement from Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare company could get to their announcement and their information about the recall. As some of you may know, last week, in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, announced a voluntary recall of certain over-the-counter products in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. For those interested in the details of this announcement, including the product lots involved, you should visit McNeil’s website, where they have posted their announcement and contact information for consumers. Rather than me explain what you should do if you have questions, I thought it best to provide what McNeil said in their release:
For these instructions or information regarding how to return or dispose of the product, consumers should log on to the internet at www.mcneilproductrecall.com or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
You can also follow the latest news on the recall via the Twitter account McNeil created last week (which I tweeted about as well via @JNJComm) @McNeilRecall.
Last week’s release follows two previous recall announcements – the first on Nov. 5, 2009 when McNeil announced a recall of certain lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100 Count bottles and the second on Dec. 18, 2009, when the company expanded the recall to include all lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100 count with the E-Z open cap.