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Procter & Gamble Recalls Dozens of Spray Haircare Products That May Contain a Carcinogen

More than two dozen aerosol spray haircare products were recently recalled because they may contain benzene, which is a known cancer-causing chemical. The recalled products include dry shampoos and conditioners from well-known brands like Pantene, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice and Aussie. This is the second recall Procter & Gamble (P&G) has…

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Parents Seeking Compensation from Makers of Cow’s Milk-Based Infant Formula

Phillips Law Group is investigating claims against companies like Abbot Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company about cow’s milk-based infant formulas. Thousands of infants who were given this type of formula have developed a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Despite the U.S. Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics warning that…

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Defective Sig Sauer Handguns Used by Military and Police May Misfire, Seriously Injuring Users

Despite many stories of Sig Sauer P320 handguns misfiring, these defective weapons have not been recalled by the company. One victim, a police officer, suffered permanent injuries after his gun misfired and hit him. Thousands of defective P320 guns were made for the military and law enforcement as part of a large contract signed with the government.…

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Boppy Company Recalls 3.3 Million Baby Loungers Linked to Infant Deaths

A little less than one year after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sent a safety warning about pillow-like baby products, the Boppy Company has announced a recall of approximately 3.3 million baby loungers. These products have been linked to eight infant deaths from December 2015 to June 2020. The CPSC and Boppy Company say the deaths…

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Generac Recalls Hundreds of Thousands of Portable Generators

Generac has recalled hundreds of thousands of portable generators amid reports of consumers losing fingers when trying to move generators using the handle. The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 29. The CPSC said consumers need to immediately discontinue use of any of the 32 recalled models. This recall affects…

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FDA Warns STAR Ankle Implants May Need Repair or Replacement Sooner Than Expected

If you or a loved one had ankle replacement surgery and doctors used a Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) device, it could break or fail much sooner than expected. On March 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified patients and health care providers about a plastic component that may fail within just three or four years of implantation.…

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Paraquat Lawsuits May Provide Compensation for Victims with Parkinson’s Disease

Research has linked some of the chemicals in paraquat herbicide with severe side effects, including Parkinson’s Disease. If you are a farmer or agricultural worker and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or other serious side effects after exposure to paraquat, you should consider talking to an experienced attorney. The Phoenix-based defective product…

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Penumbra Orders a Recall of JET 7 Catheters That Pose an Increased Risk of Death or Serious Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted consumers and health care providers to an urgent recall of all Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology. This product is being recalled from the market because of an increased risk of death or serious injury when the product is used to remove clots from patients who had a…

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Johnson & Johnson Decides to Stop Selling Baby Powder, Amid Thousands of Lawsuits

Earlier this week, Johnson & Johnson decided to discontinue the sale of Baby Powder in North America. U.S. and Canadian retailers can sell their existing stock of Baby Powder, and there will be no more after that. This is a major victory for public health, according to U.S. Congressional Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, who led Congress’ investigation. Johnson…

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Risk of E-Cigarettes and Vape Devices Exploding

Vaping is supposed to be a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. While the potential long-term health risks of inhaling the vapors of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been widely publicized lately, there are short-term risks that can result in serious injury or death. There were 2,035 e-cigarette injuries caused by explosions and burns between…

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