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Since October 2015, Monsanto has been embroiled in over a thousand lawsuits regarding Roundup’s lack of a warning label on its active ingredient: glyphosate, which some experts have linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While the company has continued to fight back, there have been major wins for plaintiffs, including several multi-million-dollar jury verdicts.
Peloton, the workout equipment manufacturer that became infamous for 2019’s strangest holiday commercial, has made headlines once against for a far more serious issue. Since launching its high-class treadmill Tread+, the manufacturer has faced public backlash following reports that multiple children and pets were injured by the device. This culminated in March 2021, when a 6-year-old child was killed by a Tread+, which eventually forced the company to recall the device on May 5, 2021.
Getting letters or emails from your dealership about an auto recall may seem like an inconvenience, but these simple documents include important information. Recalls warn drivers about safety defects in their vehicles that can lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, it often takes more than one collision for companies to issue recalls.
Since 1996, the oral medication Elmiron has been used to treat bladder pain and discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis (IC). While approved by the FDA, over the past decades, studies have shown that this drug can be toxic to a patient’s eyes, causing damage to the retinas and eventual vision loss with long-term use. Such a horrific side-effect should have been identified early on by the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, and their failure to do so has made them the subject to significant class action lawsuits.
Batteries have been a mainstay in everyday life in the United States for a little over a century now and there almost isn’t a single household appliance that utilizes them to some extent. Many products rely on disposable AA or AAA batteries, while laptops, tablets, cell phones, and even e-cigarettes utilize more efficient rechargeable batteries. While these components are commonplace, that does not mean they are always safe. Faulty parts and poor designs can lead to painful burns, fires, and even explosions because of defective batteries.
In recent years, vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products for individuals looking to fight against nicotine addiction, and it has even become a mainstay of marijuana users. However, these products have also become extremely popular among young adults and teens as a result of trendy marketing, colorfully packaged products, and a lack of proper warning labels. While the term “vaping” has become sensationalized due to major headlines, most consumers do not fully understand what these products are and how dangerous they can be.
Johnson & Johnson has officially announced that it would discontinue its talc baby powder products in the United States and Canada. The company has been served in thousands of lawsuits alleging the company did not warn consumers of the dangers of asbestos exposure in the company’s popular baby powder. Over 50 years of Scientific studies have linked J&J’s products with ovarian cancer and have established a basis for multiple lawsuits that have reached over $4 billion in damages.
For the last decade, e-cigarettes and vaping have subtly and quietly become a popular, yet much debated, alternative to traditional tobacco products. While companies have marketed vaping as a cleaner, safer way for smokers to quit nicotine, this new technology is not without its fair share of risks, especially for children. It was only until recently that the media and government officials started building campaigns against the industry.
The dangers of JUUL products and vaping have become common knowledge. It was not that long ago that commercial breaks and online advertisements focused heavily on the dangers of tobacco products. Now, similar campaigns have crowded the airways explaining the health risks of vaping, specifically JUUL pods, in an effort to combat the initial teen-focused marketing campaigns that the company pushed during its launch.
After years of asserting that their iconic baby powder was safe to use and had no harmful side effects, Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered evidence of asbestos in the product.
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