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FDA Investigating Tylenol Recall Side Effects

McNeil, a division of the corporate monster Johnson & Johnson, has come under fire recently because of several different Tylenol recalls that have taken place in recent months, and now comes word that the FDA will investigate as many as 775 ‘adverse events’ that include 30 deaths in the wake of the arising of this issue.  As a result of this news, people all over the United States are seeking help from Tylenol recall lawyers as the investigation continues.  Below is a brief overview of this situation.

The Tylenol Recalls

On May 1 of this year, McNeil issued its fourth Tylenol recall within a period of six months.  Each is briefly described below:

Tylenol Recall One

The first Tylenol recall was issued in November of 2009 because of an unusual odor coming from containers of Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100 count that led to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  50 lots of this product were pulled from the market.

Tylenol Recall Two

One month later, McNeil initiated another Tylenol recall of all lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplet 100 count with the EZ open cap for the same reason.

Tylenol Recall Three

One month later, in January of 2010, McNeil initiated its third Tylenol recall, this time affecting an undisclosed number of Tylenol, Motrin and other products because of the noxious odor problem.

Tylenol Recall Four

Finally, on May 1 of 2010, McNeil issued another Tylenol recall because of what were described as ‘serious safety concerns’ regarding 50 children’s versions of these same products.

The FDA’s Role in the Tylenol Recalls

Based on these recalls and concurrent with other investigations that were ongoing with McNeil, the FDA has announced that it will expand its earlier investigation of a plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania in which the FDA uncovered serious problems with safety protocols, quality assurance steps and the potential for the contamination of products based on manufacturing practices.  In its report on this initial investigation, the FDA excoriated the plant’s conditions and the potential for harm for those who used these products. Overall, anyone who has used these recalled Tylenol products could be at risk.  If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using any of these products, you need to seek the help of experienced Tylenol recall lawyers who have a long track record of holding those responsible for the dissemination of dangerous drugs into the consumer marketplace accountable.  Contact Phillips & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.