Recall of Children’s Tylenol Subject of Congressional Hearing Entitled “Johnson & Johnson’s Recall of Children’s Tylenol and Other Pediatric Medicines”

Yesterday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Johnson & Johnson’s Recall of Children’s Tylenol and Other Pediatric Medicines” in order to further investigate McNeil Consumer Healthcare/Johnson & Johnson’s recall of numerous children’s medicines.

Since its April 10, 2010 voluntary recall, Johnson & Johnson has recalled around 136 million bottles of more than 40 different types of popular medicines. A complete list of all the recalled children’s Tylenol products can be found at the company’s website. The list of drugs recalled by McNeil include Infants’ Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, and Children’s Benadryl, and Children’s Motrin.

The massive recall of children’s Tylenol products was the result of manufacturing defects and poor quality control at McNeil’s manufacturing plants that caused the medications to contain either too much of the active ingredients, inactive ingredients that failed to meet testing standards, or metal specks within the medications.

The House committee’s investigation was set into motion by Chairman Towns and Darrell Issa (R-CA) earlier this month due to the large number of medicines included in the Tylenol recall. McNeil Consumer Healthcare could face a number of repercussions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including seizures of its current products, criminal penalties, and/or additional sanctions.

For a more detailed account of the ongoing events related to the recall of Tylenol products, see Natasha Singer’s New York Times article, “F.D.A. Considers Further Penalties in Drug Recall”.

If you think your child has consumed any of the recalled Tylenol products, please contact Kreisman Law Offices for a free legal consultation regarding your potential manufacturing defect claim. Kreisman Law Offices has over 30 years of experience handling product defect cases and pharmaceutical error lawsuits that have resulted in injuries to individuals.

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