INDIANAPOLIS – A congressional committee has started asking questions about a recall of PediaCare children’s medicines linked to a Johnson & Johnson plant plagued by manufacturing problems.

Blacksmith Brands Inc. recalled four PediaCare cold and allergy products last week because they were made at a Fort Washington, Pa., facility where the Food and Drug Administration found a slew of violations.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Blacksmith asking for all records tied to its recall.

Blacksmith spokesman Gene Grabowski said Blacksmith, which is based in Tarrytown, N.Y., will cooperate fully and respond quickly to the congressional committee request. “This is pretty much standard,” he said.

Grabowski said there have been no reports of problems with the PediaCare products, which were recalled as a precaution because they were made at the Pennsylvania plant

 


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