J&J Unit Recalls 40,000 Bottles Of Risperidone

Law360, New York (June 17, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson Inc. unit Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced a voluntary recall of 40,000 bottles of psychiatric drug risperidone over fears they are contaminated with a wood preservative byproduct.

The recall, which covers two lots of risperidone, stems from two consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor linked to trace amounts of a chemical called TBA, J&J said. TBA, also known as also known as 2,4,6,-tribromoanisole, is a byproduct of a wood preservative often used in the construction of shipping pallets.

The TBA-linked recall is J&J's...
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