Oregon Sues Johnson & Johnson over "Phantom Recall" of Children's Motrin
Johnson & Johnson is facing a lawsuit from the state of Oregon for issuing a "phantom recall" of Children's Motrin. A "phantom recall" is one in which the company doesn't tell consumers or authorities about the defective product, but instead hires fake shoppers to go to the stores where the good is being sold and buy it back.
It was more than a year before Johnson & Johnson issued an official recall of the good. The Children's Motrin was defective because it did not dissolve properly, rendering it ineffective.