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Recall: Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye-Free Drops Could Contain Metal Fragments

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Approximately 12,000 plastic one ounce bottles of Infants’ Mylicon Gas Relief Dye-Free Drops (simethicone-antiga) sold since October 5 have been recalled due to the risk of personal injury after it was learned that some bottles may contain metal fragments.

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., is the manufacturer of the gas relief drops. The company is a joint venture between Merck and Johnson & Johnson for the purpose of marketing non-prescription products derived from Merck prescription medications.

Infants’ Mylicon is an over-the-counter anti-gas medication used for the relief of discomfort typically caused by infants swallowing air or from certain formulas and foods.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to immediately cease the use of any 1 oz plastic bottles of dye-free Mylicon with lot numbers SMF007 or SMF008. The lot number can be found on the bottom of the box the product came in or on the lower left side of the sticker on the bottle. The recall applies to the products bearing the label “Infants Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free Non-Staining Drops 1 oz.” with expiration dates of 09/10.

The recall was issued as a precaution due to the possibility of some bottles containing metal fragments generated during manufacture.

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