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Dangerous or Defective Products Archives

Roundup Litigation Expected To Begin Soon

Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the world, manufactured by Monsanto, has constantly been in the news regarding its safety ever since research studies linked it to cancer. The latest development propelled by Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has resulted in the addition of Glyphosate, a key ingredient of Roundup, to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer, effective July 7, 2017. OEHHA made this move as per a California law: Proposition 65, which requires all carcinogenic chemicals to be listed; this law further requires warnings highlighting the fact that significant exposure to these chemicals can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Banning teens who are 14 years old and younger from using tanning salons is highly cost-effective, a new study finds

Banning teens who are 14 years old and younger from frequenting tanning salons-- and exposing themselves to cancer-causing ultraviolet rays--could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in treatment costs, according to a new Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) study.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Continue to Mount and Move Forward

As hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits move forward against C.R. Bard in the federal court system, with fact discovery set to close in October, a growing number of cases continue to be filed by individuals who experienced severe problems with the filters.

Undeclared allergens can lead to dangerous or defective products

West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing that a company that produces ravioli and other pasta products has recently issued a massive recall of nearly 40,000 pounds of pasta. Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. has reportedly allowed various ravioli and pasta products to be sent to stores lacking a professional inspection by federal regulators. In addition, these dangerous or defective products may be misbranded in that they contain allergens that are not declared on the label.

Hair care products named in dangerous or defective products suit

West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing that over 100 men and women are currently among the numerous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the Just for Men hair care products. According to their allegations in a dangerous or defective products lawsuit, the defendants have designed, manufactured and sold hair dyes and hair care products since 1987. The plaintiffs claim that the company has known that its product was defective and could cause dangerous and negative side effects even when the product was used as directed.

Britax baby car seats considered dangerous or defective products

West Virginia readers may want to take note that Britax, an infant car seat manufacturer, has recently issued a recall for some of its car seats. At this time, the company has received 74 separate reports of various incidents involving the dangerous or defective products. Apparently, the car seat handles are susceptible to breaking, cracking or fracturing, which is what has prompted Britax to issue the recall. Luckily, Britax has only received confirmation of one infant being injured due to the defect in the car seats so far.

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