Oregon AG sues J&J over alleged Motrin recall delay
Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:01 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has sued Johnson & Johnson and two subsidiaries, claiming consumers were exposed to defective supplies of Motrin by a delay in public disclosure of a recall.
Kroger said the health care products companies tried to quietly remove Motrin from store shelves in a “phantom recall” without telling consumers. The action has been the subject of a congressional investigation.
The attorney general said Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries discovered in late 2008 that supplies of Motrin sold in eight- and 24-caplet containers failed to dissolve properly. As a result, consumers might not receive the expected dose of ibuprofen, which could lead to “a worsening of pain, fever or inflammation.”
A call and e-mail to Johnson & Johnson were not immediately returned.
Published in The Messenger 1.19.11