Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Company Recalls Risperdal Bottle because of Odor

A Johnson & Johnson company will recall certain lots of Risperdal  as well as its  generic equivalent because of an odor that is allegedly coming from a chemical preservative used in the shipping pallets on which the product boxes are placed.

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the lot of about 16,000 bottles of 3-milligram Risperdal tablets was shipped out anywhere from August, 2010  and February, 2011. About 1,600 bottles are still out there.

The company also recalled a lot of about 24,000 bottles of 2-milligram generic risperidone tablets that was shipped between last November and January 1.