Product Recalls

March 1, 2023

FDA Recalls EzriCare and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers and health care practitioners in early February 2023, not to purchase and to immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears due to potential bacterial contamination. Using these contaminated products increases risk of eye infections that could result in blindness or death. Later in the month, the FDA recommended that Global Pharma recall Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment, and the firm agreed to initiate a recall of all unexpired lots of EzriCare Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears. The FDA recommended this recall due to the company’s current good manufacturing […]
February 17, 2022

Manufacturers’ Secrecy and Refusal to Recall Deadly Products Results in Deaths and Injuries

Goodyear Goodyear’s G159 tire has been at the center of many lawsuits filed against the company. Between 1996 and 2003, these tires were sold and installed on motorhomes. Blaming the motorhome owners for improper upkeep and care, these tires have been the cause of several deaths and major injuries resulting in 41 lawsuits. All of [...]
June 14, 2021

Sunscreens May Not Be as Safe as Consumers Think

With summer approaching and pandemic-driven restrictions being lifted nationwide, more people will be enjoying the outdoors. Fun under the sun often requires protection in the form of sunscreens and after-sun lotions and sprays. For consumers who purchase and use these products, the least of their worries are sunburns. A known carcinogen in popular summertime products [...]
April 27, 2020

Ikea Recalls Furniture

Many people love Ikea’s convenient and low-cost furniture items. However, some of those pieces could end up causing bodily harm or even death to children. Two of Ikea’s popular lines of drawers have been recalled because of the danger they pose to consumers. Ikea and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued several recalls over [...]
April 17, 2020

Revlon Sued for Cosmetics Leading to Mesothelioma

Few take the time to look at what is in their makeup, but it seems safe to assume that what is meant to go on your skin is not hazardous. In reality, many ingredients in cosmetics that may be harmful. The case against Revlon Laura McDaniel’s father worked for Revlon, a giant in the cosmetics [...]
March 27, 2020

The Continuing and Catastrophic Consequences of Talc-Based Products

Johnson & Johnson, specifically their famed Baby Powder, has been the target of the majority of 16,000 talc-related mesothelioma lawsuits that resulted in adverse, multi-million dollar verdicts. But, there are other manufacturers of talc-based products also facing lawsuits due to the asbestos in their products A Harsh Spotlight on Revlon Revlon Inc., an industry giant, [...]
March 6, 2020

Looking Back on Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits

To say that 2019 was not kind to Johnson & Johnson would be an understatement, even if their problems were largely self-inflicted. The company fended off countless lawsuits over their famed Baby Powder and other talc-based products bearing their brand. Even though talc and asbestos are two different minerals, contamination occurs due to the proximity [...]
March 5, 2019

Veterans Suing After Hearing Loss Caused by 3M Combat Earplugs

U.S. Veterans have accused 3M of knowingly selling defective earplugs used for combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United States. Soldiers who filed lawsuits claim that they now suffer from permanent hearing loss or tinnitus as a result of using the defective earplugs they were required to wear. Some claim that manufacturers knew the earplugs [...]
December 13, 2018

FDA Recalls Valsartan

The FDA has recalled some products that contain Valsartan due to levels of impurity over the past four years. Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Not all products that contain Valsartan were recalled by the FDA. The recalled products contain carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and were manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals [...]
December 11, 2018

Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday: Avoid Dangerous Toys and Products

With the holidays approaching, parents should be aware of some hidden dangers in products and toys marketed for kids. Slime Some slimes contain high levels of boron. Boron can cause repertory irritation, lung damage, pulmonary congestion, edema, and death. Toys with small parts Toys marketed to children 6 and older can include small parts that [...]