A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the packaging and advertising of Infants’ Tylenol. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that the Infants’ Tylenol packaging implies the product itself is “unique/ specially formulated for infants, when the bottle contains liquid acetaminophen of the same concentration in Children’s Tylenol, and therefore causes consumers to overpay for Infants’ Tylenol,” according to the settlement statement.
For its part, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. denies all plaintiffs’ allegations stating that “the safety features of Infants’ Tylenol, especially the accompanying syringe for safe dosing of very young children, means Infants’ and Children’s are different products.”
You are included in the Settlement as a “Class Member” if you reside in the United States and purchased Infants’ Tylenol for personal or household use between October 3, 2014 and January 6, 2020.
The following are excluded from the Settlement Class: (a) Defendants, (b) the officers, directors, or employees of Defendants and their immediate families, (c) any entity in which Defendants have a controlling interest, (d) any affiliate, legal representative, heir, or assign of Defendants, (e) all federal court judges who have presided over this Action and their immediate families, (f) all persons who submit a valid request for exclusion from the Class, and (g) those who purchased Infants’ Tylenol for the purpose of resale or for use in a business setting.
The company will create a fund of up to $6.315 million. Class Members may claim $2.15 for every 1 and 2 fl. oz. bottle of Infants’ Tylenol purchased to a maximum of 7 bottles or $15.05 claimed without proof of purchase. An unlimited number of bottles may be claimed with proof of purchase.
In addition, JJCI will use reasonably diligent efforts to modify the packaging of Infants’ Tylenol and commit to educating and informing consumers, in response to inquiries and complaints to JJCI’s Consumer Care Center (CCC) relating to comparisons of Infant’s Tylenol and Children’s Tylenol, that the liquid medicine within the bottles of both Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Tylenol contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen.
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