Tylenol Recall -- Johnson and Johnson may be negligent in delaying recall of defective medications

Preventing product liability lawsuits is a major reason companies issue defective product recalls. However, who’s really watching out for consumers? Who’s making sure companies issue quick recalls before dangerous medicines or products cause personal injury or wrongful death? These are the questions being asked by New York Democrat, Representative Edolphus Towns. According to the New York Times, Mr. Towns, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is investigating Johnson and Johnson’s actions or inactions in a mass recall of medications. Johnson and Johnson expanded their recall of many of their most popular medicines for both adults and children. Among the recalled products are Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, PediaCare and Zyrtec. The recall now involves millions of bottles of medication, concerning both lawmakers and personal injury lawyers alike. Concern is mounting that the product recall was negligently delayed, putting the health of millions of consumers at risk. Tylenol’s recall comes along with other news-making product recalls that top New York injury lawyers have covered, including the Toyota product safety recall. Consumer advocates continue to monitor these recalls. More info on the Johnson and Johnson investigation.

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