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Ram trucks considered dangerous products due to defect

Motor vehicle owners in West Virginia may be impacted by a product recall involving Ram trucks. Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall almost 1.8 million of these trucks, mostly in North America. The trucks are considered dangerous products because a driver can shift one out of park, even if his or her foot is not on the truck brake. The shifting can even happen without a key in the truck's ignition.

Mattresses for babies, toddlers among dangerous products

Parents of infants and toddlers in West Virginia and other parts of the United States are beginning to find out that their children should not sleep on some models of Dream On Me's toddler and crib mattresses due to a serious product defect. Specifically, these dangerous products do not meet federal government flammability standards, thus posing a fire risk. As a result, more than 23,000 of these products sold last year are being recalled.

Dangerous household products involve 2 separate brands of chairs

A couple of chair-related product recalls may not sit well with consumers in West Virginia. The first recall involves defective outdoor chairs. Meanwhile, the second recall of dangerous household products involves rocking chairs.

Polaris vehicles considered dangerous products

Yet another recall by Polaris may affect users of off-highway vehicles in West Virginia. The recent recall involves 2016 Polaris ACE 325 vehicles from the model years of 2014 to 2016. Around 6,300 of these dangerous products are being recalled overall.

Talcum Powder's Odyssey: From Acceptance to Suspicion

Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder journey dates back more than a century to 1894 when it was introduced to the market after receiving an overwhelming response from mothers following childbirth. The credit for inventing this product goes to Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, the first director of scientific affairs of Johnson & Johnson. In 1893, Dr. Kilmer had first suggested the talc for skin irritation caused by medicated plasters. Later, it became popular amongst mothers post-delivery who demanded more of it and the rest, as they say, is history.

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.

Dangerous products include dressers, phone batteries

Dressers and batteries are among several items that were recently recalled, with the recalls potentially affecting consumers in West Virginia. The dressers that were recalled were sold at Target. Meanwhile, Samsung and FedEx have called certain cellphone batteries dangerous products.

Rattles, girl's dresses among recent dangerous products

A couple of recent product recalls may impact consumers in West Virginia, particularly those with young children. One of the dangerous products being recalled is a baby rattle. Meanwhile, the other one being recalled is a girl's dress.

iPhone and building sets for children among dangerous products

Several product recalls that were recently issued may have an impact on West Virginia consumers. One of these product recalls involves iPhone cases. Meanwhile, another set of dangerous products that have been recalled include children's building sets.

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