(J&J recall slideshow updated with company's latest medicine recall)
Most recently, J&J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division said it was recalling certain lots of Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain and Tylenol upper respiratory products as a precautionary measure. The unit said it was also recalling certain lots of Benadryl, Sudafed and Sinutab products for the same reason. In addition, the division was recalling lots of Rolaids Multi-Symptom Berry Tablets.
It could almost be said that recalls defined consumer giant J&J in 2010, as its McNeil Consumer Healthcare division recalled tens of millions of packages of over-the-counter medicines that year, and the parent faced criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department as federal regulators became alarmed. In turn, as the reputation of one of the world's most trusted names in consumer products became tarnished, shares of the company fell about 4% over the year, under-performing the S&P 500, which rose about 13% over the same time period. OTC drugs weren't the only products recalled by J&J in 2010; products from contact lenses to hip replacement products were also recalled. TheStreet has compiled photos of major over-the-counter product recalls by J&J, creating a gallery that serves as a portrayal of J&J's yearlong market debacle last year -- and any other possible debacles in 2011. Read on for more ...
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