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Nehal Aggarwal
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You Might Be Able to Get Money From the Infants’ Tylenol Settlement

PUBLISHED ON 01/14/2020

If you’ve purchased Infants’ Tylenol in the past six years—between October 3, 2014 and January 6, 2020—for personal or household use, you might be eligible to receive money back as part of a $6.315 million lawsuit settlement with Johnson & Johnson.

The lawsuit argues that Infants’ formula is packaged in a way that makes customers think it’s formulated specifically for infants—it features a picture of a mother and her baby and is labeled as “Infants’ Tylenol” at the top of the packaging. In reality, the lawsuit continues, the liquid medication contains the same amount of acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol, but is often sold at a higher price point.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. believes the two products are, in fact, different, as Infants’ Tylenol comes with a syringe to help consumers give a safe dosage of the medicine to baby, while Children’s Tylenol does not. While the company denies deceiving consumers, they did agree to settle the claim, USA Today reports. The company will also “use reasonably diligent efforts to modify the packaging of Infants’ Tylenol” to clarify that it contains the same amount of acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol.

Parents who bought Infants’ Tylenol from October 3, 2014 to January 6, 2020 may be eligible to get money back, as long as they submit a claim form by April 13, 2020. However, here are some conditions and exceptions. Claimants may claim $2.15 for every 1 and 2 fluid-ounce bottle of Infants’ Tylenol purchased. Claimants without proof of purchase may claim a maximum of seven bottles or $15.05. To learn more about the conditions and exceptions, visit the Elkies v. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Settlement website.

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