TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years.
It's part of a string of more than two dozen recalls of consumer health products, prescription drugs and medical devices over 2 1/2 years.
This time, it's because Motrin IB pills may not dissolve and begin working as soon as intended as they approach their three-year expiration date. That could delay relief of pain.
The recall covers Motrin IB coated caplets and coated tablets, in packages with either 24 pills or 30 pills.
A company spokeswoman said Thursday that J&J is only recalling packages from retailers, not consumers, because there's no safety concern.
LINDA A. JOHNSON
AP Business Writer