Perrigo's own quality control found the metal fragments. Of 70 million caplets which passed through a metal detector about 200 caplets were found to contain metal fragments ranging in size from microdots to wire portions 8mm in length. So far, there have been no reports of illness or injury from consumers. The FDA has suggested that the probability of serious adverse health consequences is "remote" but if a consumer were to swallow an affected caplet it could cause minor stomach discomfort or cuts to the mouth or throat. The FDA has offered more information on what to do if you believe you have some of the affected caplets.
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