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Why was Rolaids recalled in 2010?

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Rolaids products were recalled in November 2010 due to potential contamination with wood and metal particles, according to WebMD. The recall affected 13 million packages of the brand’s Softchew products.

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Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Rolaids, issued the recall on Nov. 15, 2010, notes WebMD. The recall initially affected just a single lot of cherry-flavored chewable antacids, but the company later expanded the recall to include its extra-strength, extra-strength plus gas and multi-symptom plus anti-gas varieties. In its recall announcement, Johnson & Johnson noted that a third-party manufacturer potentially introduced the foreign materials into the product and claimed there was a remote risk of serious adverse health consequences as a result.

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