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Parents who bought Infants’ Tylenol in the past six years could get money back from a $6.3 million lawsuit settlement with Johnson & Johnson.
The medicine’s packaging, which features a picture of a mother holding her baby and a label that says “infants,” misleads consumers into thinking Infants’ Tylenol is specially formulated for infants, the class-action lawsuit argued.
In reality, the bottle contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol, but often at a higher price, according to the lawsuit.
However, Infants’ Tylenol includes a syringe to administer a safe dose of the liquid medicine to an infant, which Children’s Tylenol does not include, making the two products different, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said.
The company denied that it deceived anyone, but agreed to pay up to $6.3 million to consumers who purchased the medicine from Oct. 3, 2014, to Jan. 6, 2020, to settle the lawsuit.
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.
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Can I get money?
Yes, you can receive 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 big will my payment be?
- If you submit proof of purchase, you can claim $2.15 for every one-ounce and two-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.
What proof do I need?
If you make a claim without proof of purchase, your reimbursement is limited to seven bottles, or $15.05.
If you make a claim with proof of purchase, your claim will receive priority and the number of bottles you can claim is unlimited. You may submit receipts, rewards records, card records or other documents that indicate the product purchased, product size, date of purchase and quantity purchased.
How do I submit a claim?
You can file a claim online at: http://www.infantstylenolsettlement.com/media/2489651/v5_jhe_claim_121719_final.pdf or request a claim form by calling 1-866-458-2108.
When will I receive payment?
It could take a year or more, according to the settlement.
Where can I get more information?
Visit the settlement website at http://www.infantstylenolsettlement.com/frequently-asked-questions.aspx or call 1-866-458-2108.
Consumer reporter Rebekah L. Sanders investigates issues of fraud and abuse involving businesses, health-care entities and government agencies. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @RebekahLSanders.
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