Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McNeil-PPC Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
July 29, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

McNeil-PPC Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, paid $500,000 to settle claims concerning a "phantom recall" of Children's Motrin that the company allegedly conducted in 2009. It was reported that certain lots of the drug were found to be substandard, and that instead of conducting an open recall, the company sent teams of people to surreptitiously buy and remove all of the product remaining in stores.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Alabama Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Alabama
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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