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Dec022010

Mylanta Recall Adds to Johnson & Johnson Woes

Photo Courtesy - Johnson & Johnson/ Mylanta [dot] com(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Health care product giant Johnson & Johnson is adding to its growing list of recalls this year -- this time a dozen types of Mylanta and one Alternagel antacid.

The wholesale and retail level recall was not done due to "adverse effects," the company said, but because an internal review showed the bottles failed to note the alcohol content of some flavoring agents.

"Certain flavoring agents contribute small (<1%) amounts of alcohol," the company said on the Mylanta website.  "It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events."

Johnson & Johnson advised that there was no consumer safety concern related to the recall and the products can still be used as directed.

It's yet another blow to the company whose manufacturer has already made more than half a dozen recalls this year alone, including the largest recall in children's medicine history.

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