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U.S drugmaker Johnson & Johnson was recently forced to recall children’s Tylenol and some other over the counter pediatric medications which has now resulted in a lawsuit being filed in federal court agains the company. Some consumers are unhappy with the company’s plan to offer replacement products or coupons to those who bought the affected drugs.
In five complaints that were filed this week in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, six consumers accused Johnson & Johnson of racketeering and fraud for not recalling all of its kids’ drugs and for failing to offer consumers the opportunity to fully recover their out of pocket payments.
The lawsuits are all filed against J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit and seek class action status. J&J took more than 40 non prescription products off of the store shelves in late April. These included Children’s Tylenol. The recalls happened after the FDA inspectors found several problems at the company’s Fort Washing, PA plant including bacterial contamination of ingredients and dirty equipment.