CONSUMER ALERT: Recall for some birth control due to incorrect instructions

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The Janssen pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for birth control pill packages due to a packaging error.

They say the mistake could cause “unintended pregnancy” or possible bleeding. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the incorrect instructions could cause a consumer to take the pills in the wrong order, but the product itself is safe and effective with the right instructions.

Active pills for Ortho-Novum 1/3 are peach-colored, while Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 pills are light-peach, peach, and white-colored.

Birth control packages affected:

1.) ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35

Carton: 50458-176-06

Pouch: 50458-176-28

Lot No.: 18BM114

Exp. Date: 03/2020

2.) ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7

Carton: 50458-178-06

Pouch: 50458-178-28

Lot No.: 18CM120

Exp. Date: 03/2020

3.) ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7

Carton: 50458-178-12

Pouch: 50458-178-12

Lot No.: 18BM110

Exp. Date: 03/2020

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