A widely used product for reducing fevers and treating headaches in infants has been recalled after possible contamination was discovered in several different varieties.

Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled 57 batches of infants’ and children’s liquid Tylenol products to prevent sickness from their products liability.  An inactive ingredient in the bottles failed to meet internal testing standards.  B. cepacia bacteria was also found in a portion of raw material that went unused.

The personal injury lawyers at our San Diego firm do what we can to inform consumers about potential products liability hazards, but the best way to prevent these hazards is to not allow them to happen — especially when it comes to children’s injuries.

Lots of Children’s Liquid Tylenol was found to contain B. cepacia bacteria, and a recall was issued as a result.

Sometimes, companies that are in the business of making products to treat medical conditions cause other medical complications.  B. cepacia bacteria can cause lung complications which can lead to wrongful death if the bacteria causes too much damage.

The products recalled were made in the months of April and June.  Some of the products recalled include Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Grape, Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4 oz. and Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4 oz. Bubble Gum.

“It was decided, as a precaution, to recall all product that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria,” a company representative said.

Parents with children have to be extremely careful what they put into their children’s bodies.  Even medicine like Tylenol, which has been a trusted brand for decades, can be vulnerable to contamination.

Our San Diego personal injury attorneys urge all consumers to be aware of what products on store shelves are already dangerous as well as products that have been recalled.  Being aware is the best way to be safe — especially when your child’s health is at stake.  For additional protection, be careful when picking the best medical treatment for you and your family to avoid any other products that have a history of being recalled or defective.

Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585.  Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review.  No fee if no recovery.

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