McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, issued a major recall of over 40 different children’s products after problems arose pertaining to deficiencies in potency, quality or purity of the products. Spokespeople for McNeil said injuries are unlikely, but both McNeil and the Food and Drug Administration urge parents and caregivers not to give these recalled products to children.
Our personal injury attorneys couldn’t agree more. The best way to prevent children’s injuries and all other injuries from defective products leading to products liability claims is to stop using those products as soon as a recall is issued. McNeil said medical problems are remote, but a remote chance is still to great a chance to take.
Johnson & Johnson recalled several children’s products.
Late Friday night, a statement was issued by McNeil Consumer Healthcare about the possible defects in certain lots of children’s Tylenol, Zyrtec, Benadryl, and Motrin. Unexpired lots of seven products in 43 different flavors and sizes are involved in the recall including:
- Children’s Tylenol Suspensions
- Tylenol Infants’ Drops
- Children’s Zyrtec Liquids (in bottles)
- Infants’ Motrin Drops
- Children’s Benadryl Allergy Liquids
As seen here, over 40 products made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, were recalled due to defects in purity and quality (SOURCE: McNeil Consumer Healthcare). McNeil reported that some products in the recall may contain foreign particles or inactive ingredients that may not meet testing requirements.
“The particles may be solidified product ingredients or manufacturing residue such as tiny metal specks,” said Marc Boston, a McNeil spokesman.
Complete details of the recall can be found at the McNeil company Web site. If you have any of the products listed, you’re advised to throw them away immediately and proceed to use generic brands of the popular products.
Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego don’t want to dissuade consumers from using these products at all. We just want the readers of our blog to be aware of potentially dangerous products on shelves when recalls occur. In the midst of the Toyota recalls, the last thing consumers need is another huge recall regarding a highly trusted product.
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