Parents who purchased Infants’ Tylenol in the past six years could get money back from a $6.3 million lawsuit settlement with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. According to a USA Today news report, the medicine’s packaging that features a picture of a mother holding her baby and a label that says “infants” misleads consumers into thinking that Infants’ Tylenol is specially formulated for infants, the class-action lawsuit argued.
Details of the Settlement
The bottle actually contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol, but often at a higher price, the lawsuit states. However, Infants’ Tylenol comes with a syringe to help administer a safe dose of the liquid medicine to an infant, which Children’s Tylenol does not include. This is what makes the two products different, according to Johnson & Johnson.
The company has denied that it deceived consumers but agreed to pay up to $6.3 million to consumers who bought the medicine from Oct. 3, 2014 to Jan. 6, 2020 to settle the lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Johnson & Johnson also agreed to clarify on the packaging of Infants’ Tylenol that the medicine contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol.
How Can You Get the Money?
You can receive payment as part of this class-action lawsuit settlement if you purchased Infants’ Tylenol for personal or household use between Oct. 3, 2014 and Jan. 6, 2020. All you need to do is submit a claim form by April 13, 2020. Only one claim form is allowed per household. If you submit proof of purchase such as a receipt, you can claim $2.15 for every one-ounce and two-ounce bottle of Infants’ Tylenol that you purchase. There is no limit.
But, if you don’t have receipts or proof of purchase, you can claim up to seven bottles or $15.05. But, if you have proof of purchase, your claim will get priority and the number of bottles you can claim is unlimited. Proofs of purchase include receipts, rewards records, card records or other documents that bear details about the products purchased, product size, date of purchase and quantity purchased. You may file the claim online at infantstylenolsettlement.com or by calling 1-866-458-2108.
Class action lawsuits are often a good way for consumers to flex their muscles and hold large corporations accountable. But for these lawsuits, we might not have a crucial change in drug packaging information that enhances product safety. If you or a loved one has been injured or affected by a defective product, please contact an experienced product defect lawyer for more information about pursuing your legal rights.