If there is one company that comes to mind when discussing recalls, it always seems to be Johnson and Johnson. Though this company has enjoyed decades of success and a very impressive degree of customer loyalty, they have not gotten to where they are without their fair share of failures.
The news about recalled Johnson and Johnson products has seemed endless in 2011, beginning with the call for more than 45 million Tylenol brand products in January. Then, in February, the same company issued a recall for rheumatoid-arthritis injection pens and more than six hundred thousand Sudafed products. Also recalled by J&J this year were insulin-pump cartridges, liquid wound sealant, anti-psychotic drug syringes, Benadryl, Sinutab, surgical wound draining products, Topamax, Prezista, and most recently, 200,000 syringes of Eprex anemia drug.
The good news for Americans is that the latest recall, while affecting consumers in 17 countries around the world, has not been considered necessary in the States. In the meantime, however, many customers are beginning to take a closer look at a company long considered to be top of the line. Problems with factory cleanliness, improper composition of some drugs, foul odors, leaking cartridges, improper labeling, implant failure, and more have joined an ever-growing list of issues faced at J&J plants.
Does that mean that you should stop buying Johnson and Johnson products? No, not necessarily. What it does mean is that people should be regularly attentive to recall lists because some of these failures could, in fact, lead to serious injury or fatality. It should also serve as a reminder that we must, as I have said before, remain ever vigilant to the fact that no manufacturer is invincible to error. If you have been harmed as a result of a faulty product, then you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible, so you are sure to get the help you need to cover medical bills and lost wages.