Johnson & Johnson recalls children’s Tylenol®

In addition to the number of problems Johnson & Johnson is currently facing such as Tylenol lawsuits, transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and contact lens lawsuits, the company has now encountered a new problem. The drug manufacturing giant received 17 reports from mothers who claim there is a manufacturing design defect with a new children’s Tylenol.

According to the report, the children’s bottle of Tylenol, which is to be dosed through a syringe, is causing complications. Women say that when dipping the syringe the protective layer breaks at the top of the bottle and falls inside of the bottle. This forced J&J to recall the entire product distributed in the United States.

The new dosing system, introduced in the summer of 2011, was designed to prevent accidental overdosing in infants under two years old. About 574,000 bottles of the grape flavored liquid Tylenol were recalled. The company states that this recall is considered minimal since the children’s Tylenol sales were modest compared to overall sales.

Currently the company does not have a date specified to return the product back to the market. J&J is also in the process of investigating what caused the complications, since the bottle was manufactured according to a specific design.

Johnson and Johnson faces a number of lawsuits. Tylenol lawsuits were filed against the company by individuals who claim they developed liver damage after taking Extra Strength Tylenol medication which uses the popular painkiller acetaminophen. The company agreed to lower dosage requirements in early 2011.

Transvaginal mesh, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, is a surgical mesh used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Victims allege that the mesh causes painful and severe complications. According to complaints filed by a large number of women, the mesh caused a number of injuries requiring devastating surgery to remove the mesh.

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