Product Liability

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled Certain Philips Respironics, BiPAP, and CPAP machines have been recalled. The sound dampening foam that is made from polyester based polyurethane can break down and enter the devices’ air pathway. Either black debris or chemicals released in the air can be inhaled or swallowed by the user. […]

Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma

Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma Asbestos was once thought to be a miracle product because asbestos is an inert material with excellent thermal transfer properties. It is fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, non-corrosive, and inexpensive. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen. When asbestos fibers become airborne anyone in the vicinity can inhale the tiny particles […]

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos Asbestos has been linked to several life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Construction products, car parts, and fertilizers and potting soils have been brought the public’s attention as the most substantial uses of asbestos. However, other products, which may not be as well known, have also […]

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

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Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder in North America. It has had to deal with many lawsuits because of asbestos contamination in the product. Baby powder is made of talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that can […]

Asbestos Insulation

Asbestos Insulation Before people knew about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos was known as this “miracle mineral,” used in a myriad of ways. From fire and sound proofing, to caulking and brake linings, the mineral’s heat resistant qualities, high tensile strength, and abundance made it a popular building material in the mid-20th century. Its numerous application […]

$417 Million Awarded in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$417 Million Awarded in Talcum Powder Lawsuit A California woman suffering from ovarian cancer received the largest sum to date against health giant Johnson & Johnson when a jury awarded her $417 million in a lawsuit claiming her use of talcum powder for decades caused her cancer. Talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder, […]

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster The job of a factory worker encompasses many responsibilities – from machine operation to line production, workers take raw materials to create new products. Asbestos containing products manufactured in factories were also frequently used in: pipe covering for steam lines and hot water lines, block insulation, cement, […]

Keurig Reaches Settlement Three Years After Product Recall

Keurig Reaches Settlement Three Years After Product Recall In 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) placed a recall on close to 7 million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing systems distressing millions of caffeine drinkers all over the county.  Three years later, a settlement was finally reached as Keurig agreed to pay a $5.8 million civil […]

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What?

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What? Earlier this month Japanese automotive supplier Takata pled guilty and agreed to a $1 billion settlement for its part in the largest automotive recall in United States history. The company’s malfunctioning airbags injured over 100 people and killed 16 worldwide since this crisis began in […]

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