On May 17, 2012, Johnson & Johnson issued a statement to recall and remove Imodium Multi-symptom chewable tablets due to packaging issues. The 53,892 packages torn and exposed to air could possibly reduce the effectiveness of the medication.
The recalled lot number was CMF023. A company spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson stated that the majority of these affected packages were still in warehouses. Production issues in the Fort Washington plant have been problematic since 2010, causing the Food and Drug Administration to step in along with a Federal judge dictate that closed the plant until 2014. However, the recalled lot was produced at the McNeil plant in Lancaster. Both the Lancaster and Las Piedras, Puerto Rico plants were under scrutiny as well for production procedures, as of 2012.