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Parents who bought Tylenol for babies in the past six years could recover money from a $ 6.3 million lawsuit agreement with Johnson & Johnson.
The medicine packaging, which presents an image of a mother holding her baby and a label that says "babies," leads consumers to think that infantile Tylenol is specially formulated for babies, the class action lawsuit argued.
Actually, the bottle contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as Children & # 39; s Tylenol, but often at a higher price, according to demand.
However, Infants & # 39; Tylenol includes a syringe to give a safe dose of liquid medicine to a baby, which Children & # 39; s Tylenol does not include, which makes the two products different, said Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc .
The company denied having fooled anyone, but agreed to pay up to $ 6.3 million to consumers who bought the drug from October 3, 2014 to January 6, 2020 to settle the lawsuit.
The company also agreed to clarify in the packaging of infantile Tylenol that the drug contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen as infantile Tylenol.
Can i get money?
Yes, you can receive payment if you:
- I bought Tylenol for babies for personal or domestic use between October 3, 2014 and January 6, 2020.
- Submit a claim form before 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 each one-ounce and two-ounce bottle of Tylenol for babies you have purchased. There is not limit.
- If you do not have proof of purchase to send, 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 refund 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 can send 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?
When will I receive the payment?
It could take a year or more, according to the agreement.
¿Where can i get more information?
Visit the agreement website at http://www.infantstylenolsettlement.com/frequency-asked-questions.aspx or call 1-866-458-2108.
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