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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Defective Infant Tylenol Drug

J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit are pulling all 574,000 bottles of its grape-flavored, liquid Infants’ Tylenol off the U.S. market because parents are having problems using its redesigned bottles. The company introduced this only 3 months ago in an effort to make measuring doses easier.

17 parents or caregivers have complained that the protective cover on the top of the bottles didn’t work correctly. The plastic cover is meant to act as a flow restrictor, limiting how much of the liquid is drawn into the plastic syringe. When the syringe in inserted into the bottle, it instead pushes the protective cover into the bottle.

J&J’s consumer health segment, McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, has had about 25 product recalls since September 2009. This recent recall is a huge disappointment to J&J, who firmly believed that the infant Tylenol’s new packaging would limit spillage and “help a mom, dad, or caregiver ensure the correct dosage” because babies are particularly vulnerable to excessive doses of medicine.

At this time, there have been no reports of anyone being harmed. If the bottle’s flow restrictor remains intact, customers can continue to use the infant Tylenol. However, the company strongly urges its customers to request a refund if their product is defective by contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 or

If you or someone you love has been injured because of a dangerous and harmful product or medication, contact the San Diego defective product attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group to get the representation you deserve. Companies are fully responsible for making sure their products are safe in usage and design before they hit the shelves.  Unfortunately, dangerous products, whether defective automobiles, dangerous prescription medication, or medical devices that fail, injure thousands of Californians each year. Call our San Diego personal injury office at 1-888-233-5020

Ross Jurewitz

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