Johnson & Johnson recently announced that parents whose babies took Infants’ Tylenol in the last six years could get money back as a part of a $6.3 million lawsuit settlement.
The medicine's packaging, which features a picture of a mother cuddling with her baby and a label that says "infants," misleads consumers into thinking Infants' Tylenol is specially formulated for infants, the class-action lawsuit argued. However, at certain dosages, the medicine is not safe for infants. Johnson & Johnson’s countered that the provided syringe ensured proper dosage for babies.
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The company agreed to pay $6.3 million to consumers who purchased the medicine from Oct. 3, 2014, to Jan. 6, 2020, to settle the lawsuit, according to USA Today.
The company also agreed to clarify on the packaging of Infants' Tylenol that the medicine contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as Children's Tylenol.
You could be due a payment if you bought the over-the-counter medicine during certain dates.
You can receive a payment if you:
- Purchased Infants' Tylenol for personal or household use between Oct. 3, 2014, and Jan. 6, 2020.
- Submit a claim form by April 13, 2020.
- Submit only one claim form per household.
How much money will you receive?
- If you submit proof of purchase, you can claim $2.15 for every 1-ounce and 2-ounce bottle of Infants' Tylenol you purchased. There is no limit.
- If you do not have proof of purchase to submit, you can claim up to seven bottles or $15.05.
For more information about the lawsuit, visit www.infantstylenolsettlement.com or request a claim form by calling 1-866-458-2108.
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