Continuing with the previous discussion by the Fort Lauderdale Products Liability lawyer‘s concern over John & Johnson’s safety concerns over their products is the report about TBP. TBP is a pesticide and flame retardant employed for the treatment of transportation pallets. The discovery of this contamination which occurred in both 2008 and 2009 caused the recall of several lots of Tylenol Arthritis Relief Caplets. The FDA advised the president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare that the company did not conduct a timely, comprehensive investigation, and that they were unjustifiably delayed and terminated prematurely.
There was also discussion of complaints of uncharacteristic odor received in August of 2009 and that the pharmaceutical manufacturer knew of these but failed to share the information with the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration specifically admonished Johnson and Johnson for not having taken appropriate actions to address these issues. Johnson and Johnson issued a recall in April of about 136 million bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol and in January recalled millions of bottles of Tylenol, Motrin and other products.
A United States Congressional Committee and the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigation are both individually investigating these recalls. Interestingly, As recently as November the company has recalled 9 million bottles of liquid Tylenol Cold Multi Symptom in addition to 71,000 packages of Rolaids Soft chews as well as 4 million packages of Benadryl and 850,000 bottles of Motrin. McNeil has responded that these were wholesale and retail recalls and were no undertaken because of potential health risks.
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