Mylicon Gas Relief Recalled for Risk of Metal

By Kristie Turck •  Published 11/14/08 •  2 min read

I was tipped off by a friend on Facebook about a recent recall of Mylicon Gas Relief drops for infants.  Apparently, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling 12,000 units of Infants’ MYLICON® Gas Relief Dye Free Non-Staining Drops 1 oz. manufactured after October 5, 2008 in the 1oz plastic bottles due to determining that some bottles could include metal fragments that were generated during the manufacturing process.  (Lot #’s are SMF007 and SMF008)

I don’t have experience with this product but I know many parents use it so if you have a bottle in your home, please check the lot numbers to see if you have a bottle that has been recalled. You can obtain the Lot numbers directly from Mylicon’s website. They provide instructions on the press release to obtain a refund:

Consumers can find the lot numbers on the bottom of the box containing the product and also on the lower left side of the sticker on the product bottle.

Consumers who purchased Infants’ MYLICON® GAS RELIEF DYE FREE drops non-staining included in this recall should immediately stop using the product and contact the company at 1-800-222-9435 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST) or via the internet at for instructions regarding how to dispose of the product and request a replacement or refund.

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