In 2010, the company Johnson & Johnson recalled about 50 different products including children`s and infant`s liquids Tyenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl, made in one Fort Washington, Pa. plant.
The products were distributed in the U.S., Canada, Dubai, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Fiji, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and Kuwait. Parents were told not to give formulas of the same medicine to their children, but buy other brands instead.
So what was wrong with these products that are supposed to improve our health?
A company news release state: “Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles”.
How can it be possible to add bits of metal to the syrup we give to our children? There was a complaint made in 2009 after a consumer found black specks in a bottle of children`s Tylenol. McNeil plead guilty to e federal criminal charge.
There were traces of metal (nickel, chromium and iron) found in their products, but they just kept on making the products. They recalled the products in 2010, and now, after 5 years, they admit their mistakes. Big Pharma was only focused on their budget, and not to customer`s best interests.
So, it is highly recommended to have control over what we consume, especially what we`re giving to our children. When your children are sick, give them time to rest, sleep, as well appropriate food and hydration.
We just want to protect our children from getting even sicker from some medicine.