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Children’s Tylenol maker pleaded guilty after product contamination

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A Fort Washington-based medicine manufacturer recently pleaded guilty to knowingly selling contaminated medicine intended for children, NBC 10 reported on March 11.

According to reports, McNeil Consumer Healthcare pleaded guilty for its failure to immediately address a recall covering Tylenol and Motrin medicines for children. The company in 2009 received a complaint that a Tylenol package for babies contained black particles. Documents later revealed that the particles were metal elements such as iron, chromium and nickel. According to a judge, McNeil will have to settle $25 million to settle the case. Fortunately, there have not been reports of injuries related to the contamination.

Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of contaminated medicine and other products. If your loved one has suffered due to a contaminated or defective product, the Madison legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® may work on your behalf for financial restitution from those responsible. Call our offices at (800) 242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.