Posted on: January 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm
Last updated: July 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm

American pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay $6.3 million as compensation to everyone who purchased “Infant Tylenol” since 2014 [1]. The class-action lawsuit against the company claimed its packaging of the paracetamol medication was deceptive and misleading. The plaintiffs insisted that it contained the same concertation of acetaminophen in Children’s Tylenol [2]. Parents were deceived into paying more for it, believing it was specially manufactured for a baby’s needs.

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While Johnson & Johnson vehemently denied the allegation, they agreed to pay the settlement to people who may have bought the product in the past five years, between Oct. 3, 2014, and Jan. 6, 2020.

The company was also required to make “reasonably diligent efforts” in rebranding the two products as the same or changing the concentration of the infants’ variant. 

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You are included in the settlement as a class member if you are based in the United States and purchased the medication for household or personal use. You must file a claim for your share of the $6.315 million funds before April 13, 2020. You may or may not provide a proof of purchase while filing your claim, although it could boost your chances of being considered for compensation. 

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How to file a claim:

Class members may claim $2.15 for every 1 and 2 fl. oz. bottle of Infants’ Tylenol previously purchase. If you don’t have any proof of purchase, you may claim $15.05 or a maximum of seven bottles. You may claim an unlimited number of bottles with proof of purchase. 

Click HERE to load the claim form on KCC, titled Elkies V. Johnson and Johnson.

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Fill all the personal details fields in the first section. Don’t forget to check the box off to the side if you’re using a non-U.S address.

Next, fill in your purchase details and indicate the number of 1 and 2 fl. oz. bottles you bought in the U.S. between 2014 and 2020.

In the next section, click the upper button if you don’t have any proof of purchase. However, if you receipts, rewards, card records or other documents that clearly show you purchased the items, click the lower button and a field will appear to upload the files from your device.

Finally, accept the terms and conditions of the binding contract and submit the form. You’ll be contacted if your claim was approved and you’re eligible for a share of the settlement.

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  1. Admin. If you bought Infants’ Tylenol, you may be owed money. Local 10. https://www.local10.com/health/2020/01/10/if-you-bought-infants-tylenol-you-may-be-owed-money/. Retrieved 14-01-2020
  2. Admin. Elkies v. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Settlement. Infant Tylenol Settlement. http://www.infantstylenolsettlement.com/. Retrieved 14-01-2020
  3. https://kccsecure.com/infantstylenolsettlement/Claimant/UnknownClaimForm.
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Penelope Wilson
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Penelope is a writer and health enthusiast with a B.Arts in Language Studies. She is a deeply spiritual person, a relationship expert, a nutrition freak, and a skin-care maverick.

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