The company at the center of a massive recall of children’s Tylenol and other popular over-the-counter products tried to perform a “phantom recall” of defective Motrin by sending contractors around the country to buy up the medicine from stores without alerting regulators or the public.
When faced last year with Motrin IB caplets that were not dissolving properly, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson and Johnson, hired contractors to buy the products under orders not to mention the term “recall.”
After the Food and Drug Administration discovered the effort — because one of the contractors accidentally dropped an instruction sheet on the floor of a store — McNeil announced a recall of roughly 88,000 packages of the product.
The recalled medicine may contain extra dosages of active ingredients and tiny particles that the FDA has identified as including nickel, chromium and cellulose. Some of the medicines also contained an ingredient that came from a master lot that was contaminated with a bacterium known as B. cepacia, according to the FDA.
The FDA has collected 775 reports of children and infants who experienced an adverse reaction after taking one of the recalled medicines, including 37 deaths.
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