Double negative causes Johnson & Johnson recall

    Don’t not read this story just because you’re sick of hearing about Johnson & Johnson recalls. See what we did there?

    The latest J&J recall isn’t for a medicine that will make you sick, give you a rash or having you seeing double. It’s just the result of sloppy editing.

    WHYY’s Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler found the latest recall news via the Wall Street Journal. Looks as if J&J is serving up a nice dose of the double negative.

    “Do not not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet,” reads the label on Sudafed 24 Hour Extended-Release packages. Nine lots of the 10-tablet packages are affected, but Sudafed users don’t appear to have been.

    More than 600,000 packages have the error on them, but since the blister packs inside the box have the correct directions, returns aren’t necessary. Mocking, though, is encouraged.

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