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The FDA’s Stance Against E-Cigarettes

Most people have a sweet tooth; our brains are hard-wired to like the high-energy nutrition that comes from sweet tasting natural foods. This is why some products like children’s cough syrups and chewy vitamins come in different fruity flavors. The sweetness appeals to children and makes it easier for the child to consume something that…

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Philips CPAP and BiPAP Devices Recalled Over Potential Cancer Risk

Phillips Respironics has issued a voluntary recall of its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and ventilator devices over a potential risk of users inhaling carcinogenic materials. The recall affects more than 3.5 million devices manufactured between 2009 and April 2021. What makes Philips’ CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators dangerous? There are…

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Toro Recalls Snowthrowers Due to Amputation Hazard

Winter storms are sweeping the United States from coast to coast, and many people are purchasing and using snowblowers for the first time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to check the make and model of their machines, as they recently posted an announcement for a nationwide recall of certain Toro snowblowers…

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Am I Eligible to File a Zantac Lawsuit?

Suffering an injury because you used a prescribed medication or over-the-counter drug can be debilitating. There are policies and procedures in place to ensure these drugs are safe before they enter the market. However, there are instances where drugs hit the shelves and wind up causing more harm than good for the patients taking them.…

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Juul E-Cigarette Litigation Continues

Juul, like other e-cigarette manufacturers, is under scrutiny by FDA with regard to its unsafe products. Multiple lawsuits have been filed, claiming that vaping can cause serious lung injuries, seizures, strokes, and other medical problems. The lawsuits also claim that Juul’s nicotine levels can lead to addiction. Time is reporting that one of those lawsuits…

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Monsanto Keeps Losing at Trial, but Roundup Might Not Go Away

In May, a California jury heard a case about a couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who had used Roundup for decades and both developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That same jury awarded the couple more than $2 billion in damages. In July, that award was slashed to $86.7 million. It was the third time that a jury…

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Who Is Watching the Watchers?

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a government organization that is tasked with protecting consumers by promoting the safety of products that hit the market. In order to protect the public from unsafe and defective products, the agency addresses unreasonable risks of injury, studying illnesses and injuries caused by products and creating…

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Britax Drags Its Feet on Warnings for Dangerous BOB Stroller

Britax Child Safety, the leading manufacturer of child safety products, allegedly failed to meet is deadline to notify consumers and resellers of a dangerous defect in its BOB jogging stroller. According to The Washington Post, Britax reached an agreement with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to educate the public about a dangerous problem…

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