The "Tylenol Bill"
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07/29/2012 01:41 PM
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Read the new book The Tylenol Mafia: Marketing, Murder and Johnson & Johnson by Scott Bartz.
Good stuff. Uncovers the evidence that the distribution channel is the location for the tampering-- not some madman running store-to-store. Total liability cover up.
I found this thread while doing some deep research into "The 1983 Tylenol Bill". I find it hilarious that this bill does nothing but protect the manufacturer over lost commerce-- not save a consumer from being poisoned by 10,000x the lethal amount of cyanide.
Product tampering, up until the 1982 Tylenol cyanide murders, was a misdemeanor. (which means the FBI had no jurisdiction over the Tylenol case). After the murders, and this handy Tylenol Bill, it became a federal offense to tamper with consumable products. Here's a line from the "law": A person commits an offense under the Act if he or she threatens to tamper with a consumer product that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
I feel so safe now!
In fact, when you look at this whole fraud case as a whole, you realize that if the poisoning happened in the distribution channel, safety seals are of no purpose (it actually makes your food more dangerous because there we naturally just assume all is safe after spending a few minutes ripping through tops and plastic). So, a corporation literally gets away with murder by releasing itself of liability by placing blame on a madman in the store-- then makes a new great law which has the public believing it is all about the safety seal, but really is all about halting commerce by the tamperer.
My husband always said, "Follow the money trail. Go down to the patent office and look up the first person to patent the safety seal. Whoever was the first to patent it, is the murderer."
My mom was a 27-year-old victim. She was a beautiful mother of 4. As a victim's daughter, they still won't give me any answers.