Our country was built on hard work, determination, creativity, and innovation and we have produced some of the world’s greatest products because of our drive and initiative. Sometimes though, innovation takes precedence over safety, and these companies get so caught up in the numbers game they put profits over the health and welfare of their consumers.
Recent Defect Product Investigations and Claims
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer – women who used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder for personal hygiene, may have an increased risk of developing ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers.
- GM Airbag Failure – the airbags in certain GM truck models manufactured between 1999 and 2006 may not deploy upon impact leaving drivers and their passengers more at risk for injury during an accident.
- Failed Shoulder Replacement – short-stem and stemless shoulder replacement devices made by a variety of companies may cause bone loss, tissue loss, and device loosening, forcing recipients to undergo device removal, repair, and replacement.
- E-Cigarette Battery Explosion – electronic cigarette pens and mods are exploding causing device owners to suffer destructive fires, and serious wounds, lacerations, and burns to their faces, thighs, hands, and arms. Injury reports also include blast-like damage to the mouth, teeth, tongue, and facial and hand bones. At least one report includes a user suffering a broken neck after an e-cig explosion.
- Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer Cancer – the most popular broad-spectrum weed killer in the U.S. may carry an increased risks of cancer development. Exposure to the herbicide’s active ingredient Glyphosate may be linked to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, bone cancer, and other types of cancer.