Johnson & Johnson Recalls 200,000 Bottles of Infant Motrin
Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula because it may be contaminated with tiny plastic particles.
The recall affects three lots of Motrin Infants' Drops Original Berry Flavor. They may contain specs of PTFE, a type of plastic also used in Teflon coatings. The popular medication is used to treat fevers and aches and pains in children ages two and under.
Consumers can identify affected products by their lot numbers: DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. It isn't yet clear if the recalled bottles actually contain the particles, which were discovered in a different product containing the same shipment of ibuprofen as the Infant Motrin.
This is the latest in a string of recalls announced by Johnson & Johnson in the past few years. In 2013 alone, the manufacturer has recalled products such as oral contraceptives, Adept hip implants, blood glucose meters, and Children's Tylenol.
"J&J Recalls Infant Motrin Due to Plastic Specks." ABCNews.com. September 9, 2013.