State Sues Johnson & Johnson over 'Phantom' Motrin Recall

Motrin recall
Motrin recall

The state of Oregon is suing Johnson & Johnson for allegedly hiring people to buy Motrin pain reliever off the shelves so that the company would not have to issue a formal recall, nor tell consumers there was a problem.

Eight months after the formal recall was issued, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger said the "phantom recall" put the public in danger because it allowed the company to take the product off the market without telling consumers there was a problem. Public disclosure was delayed for more than a year, Kroger said.