Within the fall of 1982, eight bottles of Tylenol within the Chicago space have been discovered to be contaminated with potassium cyanide. 5 of the bottles resulted within the deaths of seven individuals, and assessments recognized one other three that have been both handed over to authorities or discovered on pharmacy cabinets.
Right here’s what we learn about every bottle.
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Mary’s mom, Jeanna Kellerman, bought a 50-count bottle of Additional Energy Tylenol at about 4 pm on September 28, 1982, from a jewellery and meals retailer in Elk Grove Village. A later inspection of the bottle discovered it contained 51 Additional Energy Tylenol capsules, six of which contained cyanide.
Adam Janus On September 29, 1982, round 11:00 AM, a 50-pack of Additional Energy Tylenol was bought from a jewellery and meals retailer in Arlington Heights. Later inspection of the bottle revealed it contained 44 extra-strength capsules, 4 of which contained cyanide.
Mary “Lynn” Reiner bought an everyday 50-count bottle of Tylenol from Frank’s Finer Meals retailer in Winfield on September 29, 1982, at about 3:00 pm. Later inspection of the bottle revealed that it contained 41 common Tylenol capsules and 6 Additional-Energy capsules. 4 Additional-Energy capsules include cyanide.
authorities consider Mary McFarland purchased a 50-pack of Additional Energy Tylenol from Woolworth’s within the coronary heart of Yorktown, Lombardy. Time and date unknown. Ten Additional-Energy capsules have been later present in a container in her purse, 5 of which contained cyanide. A search of McFarland’s residence revealed an empty Tylenol bottle and a bottle containing 34 Additional-Energy capsules. One of many capsules contained cyanide.
On September 29, 1982, at roughly 9:16 pm, Paula Prince bought a 24-pack of extra-strength Tylenol from Walgreens close to Outdated City Chicago. A later inspection of the bottle discovered it contained 23 extra-strength capsules, 4 of which contained cyanide.
On September 29, 1982, at roughly 10:30 a.m., a DuPage County lady bought a 50-pack of Additional Energy Tylenol from Frank’s Finer Meals in Wheaton. After being warned about Tylenol, the lady handed over the bottle to Wheaton Police Division. Inspection of the bottle revealed that it contained 50 Additional-Energy capsules, seven of which contained cyanide.
On September 30, 1982, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration discovered a contaminated bottle of fifty ultra-strength Tylenol at an Osco Drug in Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall. An inspection of the bottle discovered it contained 50 extra-strength capsules, 14 of which contained cyanide.
An unknown purchaser returned a tainted 50-count bottle of Additional-Energy Tylenol to a Dominick Meals retailer close to Outdated Chicago on an unknown date. Inspection of the bottle revealed that it contained 50 Additional-Energy capsules, 11 of which contained cyanide.