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.
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.
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.