The Chicago Tribune this week addressed the Tylenol product recall, that many of you were likely concerned with, and focused on how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accused Johnson & Johnson of dragging its feet in recall of tainted Tylenol, Motrin, and other over the counter medications. Last week, Johnson & Johnson expanded its product recall of various batches of the over-the-counter products tainted by a chemical in wooden shipping pallets.
Consumes had complained of moldy-smelling bottles and some have been temporarily sickened nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other stomach distress and personal injuries stemming from the product defects. According to the Chicago Tribune article, the FDA cannot order product recalls on its own. So, last week it sent the company a warning letter seeking improvements in the company’s manufacturing operations. The company has linked the illness to a chemical used in the tainted products. It is believed that the chemical leaked into the packaging material.
Click here to read the Chicago Tribune’s full article on the Tylenol recall.