Johnson & Johnson announced on Thursday, July 8, 2010 that it would recall about three million bottles of Tylenol and various other over-the-counter drugs. According to Reuters, the Thursday recall involves 21 medications, including Tylenol for children and adults, Motrin and several kinds of Benadryl. This is Johnson & Johnson’s third recall in the past six months.
Media is overwhelmed by the series of recalls as Johnson & Johnson has released limited information on the number of affected bottles. On June 15, the company had recalled four lots of Benadryl and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol. Nearly a month later, it disclosed that the bottle count totaled 500,000 for the June 15 recall.
Both recalls are in addition to the company’s January recall of 53 million bottles of commonly used products linked to strange odors that were traced to a certain chemical on pallets used to transport and store the products. The FDA has placed Johnson & Johnson under scrutiny and is further investigating the recall.
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and suitable for consumer use. In addition to recalling any unsafe or hazardous products, manufacturers are required by law to aide consumers who were affected by the damaged products.
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