Johnson & Johnson's consumer products division has stopped selling - and recalled from stores remaining stocks of - several versions of its K-Y Jelly brand of personal lubricants.
Those products are made by the company's McNeil-PPC unit, based in Skillman, N.J. The products included in the recall are K-Y Tingling Jelly, K-Y Sensitive Jelly and K-Y Silk-E Vaginal Moisturizer and Personal Lubricant. No other K-Y brand products were recalled.
McNeil spokeswoman Samantha Lucas said the decision was not safety related and consumers can use the products if they have them. She said the recall decision was made because the company would need to submit new data on the products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clearance of what is considered a medical device.
However, in May 2012, the FDA did send McNeil a warning letter that expressed concerns with how the company handled consumer complaints related to K-Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer. A link to the FDA warning letter is here.