Product Liability Articles
GM faces steep fines for its failure to promptly recall faulty ignition switches
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into General Motors’ handling of an ignition switch defect that the company says may have contributed to 31 airbag failure incidents and 13 deaths.
Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer?
Talcum powder, also known as body powder or baby powder, offers a soft, pleasant-smelling way of keeping skin dry in order to prevent rashes, but it could cause more harm than good. A new analysis of eight research papers involving
Dr. Weil warns against using baby powder on infants
Don’t be fooled by names, baby powder should not be used on infants, warns Dr. Andrew Weil, medical doctor and writer on holistic health. “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using baby powder as do many individual pediatricians,” he
Toyota recalling 2.16 million vehicles worldwide, including Prius hybrid, Toyota and Lexis models
Toyota has announced a recall of more than 2.16 million vehicles worldwide. The recall includes 711,000 Prius automobiles in the U.S. and a total of about 1.9 million Prius autos worldwide; as well as an additional 260,000 non-hybrid vehicles.
CVS will discontinue its sale of all tobacco products by October of 2014
CVS, a huge American drug retailing company with its own U.S. pharmacy chain, has taken a strong stance today by announcing its termination of the sale of all tobacco products in its approximately 7,600 stores. By October of this year,
Helmet design could help reduce concussions in football players
The Super Bowl is just days away and marks the end of National Football League season, during which players suffered a total of 121 concussions, an average of more than seven per week. Some experts say that helmets could be
Consumer Reports finds excessive levels of carcinogen in Pepsi One
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it would conduct new studies on the safety of caramel coloring in food and drink after a Consumer Reports analysis found that Pepsi One contained excessive levels of a carcinogenic caramel