Sunday, January 17, 2010

Recall of Motrin, Benadryl and Rolaids

Varieties of Motrin, Rolaids and Benadryl- over the counter medications in wide use across the country- are now also being recalled for the “moldy, musty smell” and ensuing illness experienced by some consumers.

The products were recalled due to contamination with a substance that causes vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The FDA claims that McNeil knew of the issue with 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, thought to stem from exposure to storage pallets, for more than a year but did not take adequate measures to inform the public of the dangers posed by the affected medication.