Rolaids, the popular antacid tablet for indigestion may be harming more that it's helping. A Rolaids recall has been initiated by manufacturer Johnson and Johnson after it was discovered that close to 13 million packages may have wood and metal particles in them. Yes, you read that right: wood and metal particles in the tablets.
The source of the items is believed to have come during the manufacturing process at an outside manufacturer and have contaminated the following Rolaids items: Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews and Rolaids Multi-symptom Plus Gas Softchews.
The recall came after some consumer reported the "unusual texture" of the chews, according to MSNBC. While the particles certainly won't aid in easing indigestion, Johnson and Johnson state the likelihood of adverse health consequences is remote. In addition to recalling Rolaids items on store shelves, McNeil (the Johnson and Johnson company that produces Rolaids) has also suspended production pending a further investigation.
For the Rolaid recall, and similar recall cases, the biggest problem is notifying consumers that may have a "bad" package in their possession. Luckily, the recall was initiated early and hopefully will be resolved on both a consumer and manufacturing level soon.