A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, plead guilty this week to a federal criminal charge of knowingly selling contaminated medicine. Specifically, bottles of Infants’ Tylenol was discovered to contain flecks of nickel and chromium. Moldy odors and labeling problems were also reported, leading to a massive recall of numerous medicines in 2010.
The contaminated products in 2010 that led to the recall were traced to a McNeil manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania. An inspection of the plant turned up several problems, including dirty conditions and contaminated ingredients and machinery. The recall included several popular brands of children’s medicine, including Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Motrin, and Children’s Zyrtec.
McNeil agreed to a $25 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Since the recall, McNeil claims to have implemented better quality and oversight standards. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous recalled product, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.