A Subsidiary Of Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty To Selling Children's Tylenol Laced With Carcinogenic Heavy Metals





Health, 08 Apr - 2015 ,

A Subsidiary Of Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty To Selling Children's Tylenol Laced With Carcinogenic Heavy Metals
Tylenol Maker Admits to Selling Liquid Medicine Contaminated with Metal

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on 10 March 2015 to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on 10 March 2015 to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case. Metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during the manufacturing process at McNeil's plant in Fort Washington. Prosecutors said McNeil knew about the problem for nearly a year but failed to take immediate steps to fix it. McNeil is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The New Brunswick, New Jersey, health care giant has struggled with scores of product recalls since 2009.

A spokeswoman for McNeil Consumer Healthcare said the plea agreement “closes a chapter” and that the company has “been implementing enhanced quality and oversight standards across its entire business,” Reuters reports. The maker of Tylenol pleaded guilty in a Federal Court on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal.

Source: usnews.com


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