Written by Lucy Bennett
About 200,000 bottles of concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops are being recalled by McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division.
After releasing three lots of the drug into the market, tiny plastic particles, described as “approximately 1 mm in size or about the size of a poppy seed” were found in a different product lot during manufacture, according to a press release sent out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The lot in which the particle were found was not released to consumers.
The company determined that the particles came from a shipment from a third-party supplier of ibuprofen, which is the active ingredient in the MOTRIN, and recalled the three lots made with the same batch of active ingredient.
McNeil says the potential for adverse medical events related to the recall are not likely.
Here is the information on the recalled drugs:
Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles
UPC Code 300450524157
Case UPC Code 30300450524158
These drugs are NOT recalled:
Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl oz
Children’s MOTRIN® products
Adult MOTRIN® products