Johnson & Johnson Issues Motrin Recall, 12 Million Bottles Pulled from Stores

According to the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of Johnson Johnson, the latest recall affects certain lots of slow-dissolving Motrin IB 24-count coated caplets, Motrin IB 24-count coated tablets and Motrin IB 24+6 count coated caplets. (The specific lot numbers affected can be found at the bottom of this article)

After testing product samples, the drugmaker found that “some caplets may not dissolve as quickly as intended when nearing their expiration date.”

In total, around 12 million bottles of Motrin IB, manufactured between February 2009 and July 2011, are said to be involved.

McNeil is stressing that this is not a consumer-level recall, meaning that consumers do not need to return the product if they have it, and do not need to dispose of it.

“There is no safety concern if consumers continue taking the product in accordance with its label,” the company wrote in a statement released on its website. ” This action is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events.”

Consumers with additional questions or concerns regarding the recent Motrin recall may call the McNeil Consumer Call Center at 1-888-222-6036, Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm (EST).

The following lot numbers for the included products are being recalled, and can be found on the side of the carton label:


Lot Numbers ADA069, ALA168, ALA244, AMA286, APA001, ASA001.


Lot Numbers ACA310, ACA460, ADA407, AEA262, AFA226, AJA170, ALA037, ALA163, AMA012, AMA331, AMA342, APA035, ASA082, ASA123, ASA285, BDA238, BDA260, BDA383, BEA065, BEA148, BEA269, BEA277, BFA064, BFA144, BFA244, BHA078, BHA147, BHA167, BHA198, BJA164, BJA221, BMA144, BMA215, BMA271, BSA022, BSA056, CBA063, CBA107, CCA028, CDA003, CFA065, CFA100, CHA012, CHA044, CHA066, CHA080, CMA028, CMA035, CMA057, CMA102, CMA108.

MOTRIN® IB 24+6 COATED CAPLETS: UPC 300450481641.

Lot Numbers ACA761, ALA265.