Johnson & Johnson's Mylanta Recall: What You Need to Know

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(CBS) Talk about heartburn.

Johnson & Johnson is recalling bottles of Mylanta after traces of alcohol were found in the popular over-the-counter antacid. The recall was initiated in order to "update the labeling" of the bottles and not because there was any danger to consumers, the company said in a statement.

"It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either alcohol absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events," according to the statement.

The recall affects 12 million bottles of Mylanta as well as almost 85,000 bottles of another liquid antacid product, Atlernagel, Reuters reported. It is aimed at wholesalers and retailers. Consumers can continue to use the products, according to the statement.

Questions? Call the company at 800-469-5268.

  • David W Freeman

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