J&J Unit Pleads Guilty Over Children's Tylenol Recall

Law360, New York (March 10, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson unit McNeil-PPC Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $20 million criminal fine and plead guilty to selling children's versions of over-the-counter medications including Tylenol and Motrin with contaminants including metal particles.

The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNeil-PPC Inc. agreed to pay the penalty and enter the plea in response to a charge announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice that children's medications manufactured at its facility in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, contained nickel or chromium contaminants, according to a DOJ press release. As part of the agreement, McNeill will pay a $20 million fine and forfeit $5...

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