Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. recalls first aid products due to undeclared allergen
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is recalling several first aid items because the product contains an undeclared allergen, according to a letter from Johnson & Johnson sent Dec. 20.
The product packaging states that the product is “not made with natural rubber latex.” However, it was found that natural rubber latex is used very early in the production process.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The affected products include:
- COACH® Self-Adhering Sports Wrap: UPC 381370079286 and 381370079293
- BAND-AID® Brand First Aid Product SECURE-FLEX® Wrap: UPC 81371161515 and 381371161508
- BAND-AID® Brand First Aid Products HURT-FREE® Wrap: UPC 381371161454 and 381371161461
According to Johnson & Johnson, “the overall risk to patients and consumers is remote for potential non-serious allergic reaction and unlikely for serious allergic reactions.”
Customers can return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.