Has There Been a Mucinex Recall?

By Peter DePaolis

In Wednesday’s blog, we reported about a massive bicycle recall involve Trek models. It should be noted that defective product claims pertain to many goods including motor vehicles, machines, tools, building materials, household appliances, personal care products, toys and medications.

We bring this up because recently we were alarmed to read that Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc recalled 1.5 million bottles of its popular cold and congestion medication Mucinex after reports of mislabeling.

According to Bloomberg, the recall involved four different types of liquid-form Mucinex. It appears as though the products contained incorrect information about active ingredients, including the pain reliever acetaminophen.

Unfortunately, people with liver problems can have adverse reactions to acetaminophen, and the drug can be toxic when mixed with alcohol. The recall is reportedly voluntary. For more, you can visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website where there is a press release with detailed information about the recall.

Talking to an Attorney About a Defective Medication Like in the Mucinex Recall

It is scary to think that a simple mislabeling could lead to injuries for those ingesting a medication. Manufacturers have a duty to make sure that their products are labeled properly in order to avoid events that could include adverse health reactions.

It is important to have any adverse reaction or injury relating to a defective product investigated. An attorney could potentially file a claim on your behalf. You should do this as soon as possible—if you wait too long, you could miss your chance to proceed with litigation, as there are often statutes of limitations in defective product cases.

If you believe that you have been affected by this recall, you can visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to share your story.

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP

Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.