Motrin Recalled Over Plastic Particles


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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this weekend announced that McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants' Drops. The product has been recalled over fears of possible contamination with "tiny" plastic particles. The plastic particles, measuring around the size of a poppy seed, were seen in a different lot that was not shipped. The 200,000 lots are being recalled as a precaution.

The recalled products are branded Concentrated Motrin Infants' Drops in "Original Berry" flavor. The bottles are 1/2 fl oz and have lot numbers of DCB3T01, DDB4R01, and DDB4S01. Concentrated Infants' Motrin sold in 1 fl oz bottles or with the "Dye-Free Berry" flavor branding, Children's Motrin, and Adult Motrin are not part of the recall.

McNeil has stated that it tracked the source of the plastic particles to its supplier of ibuprofen. The company does not expect infants who have used the products to become sick, and has stated that it has worked with its third-party supplier on "corrective measures.

Retailers have been asked to remove the recalled Motrin from store shelves. Parents who may have already bought the medicine are being advised to stop using it immediately and throw it away.

(Image courtesy FDA)