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Numerous Violations Led to Massive Recall on Children’s Drugs

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

June 7, 2010 - Washington, DC - Drug manufacturers Johnson & Johnson continue to face scrutiny as more reports surface of production inefficiencies in relation to the massive spring 2010 children's drug recall.

More than 40 types of popular over-the-counter children's drugs-including Tylenol, Zyrtec and Motrin-were recalled when it was discovered that the Pennsylvania plant where they were manufactured suffered numerous "quality-control problems," according to The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper also reports that an additional drug recall has been issued on 100,000 bottles of PediaCare that were manufactured at the plant.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is overseeing the recall and investigation, said it has received reports of several hundred illnesses and 7 deaths in association with the recalled drugs. There currently is no definitive proof to link the drugs to the injuries or deaths.

The FDA has said that the plant, which is run by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare, was found to have numerous violations, including:

  • Inadequately trained staff;
  • Contaminated supplies; and
  • Poorly maintained equipment.  

The company also neglected to investigate nearly 50 consumer complaints about its products. 

These types of violations would be important evidence in a product liability claim. In cases of product recalls that stem from dangerous or defective products, a Philadelphia product liability lawyer will investigate the history of the product and its maker to determine who was ultimately responsible for your injuries. 

The Philadelphia injury lawyers at White & Williams LLP are well-versed in product liability cases and can talk to you about your accident and your options for legal recourse. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.

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