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Walmart Dolls Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

Walmart, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of baby dolls in the U.S. and Canada because they have the potential to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To this date the agency has […]

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Dangerous Pet Treats? – Jerky from China

Pet owners have become alarmed and concerned about jerky pet treats after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked them to a mysterious outbreak that has led to several hundred sick dogs and cats which have resulted in 580 deaths. […]

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Food Safety Issues Raised by Chinese Buyout of Smithfield

A proposed deal between Smithfield Foods, the largest producer of pork in the United States and Shuanghui International, one of China’s largest food conglomerates, has officials concerned about the impact on U.S. food supply and food safety. “To have a Chinese […]

Michael Roberts

Did Company Know of Sterility Problems Before It Sold Contaminated Steriod Medical Products?

The national concern over fungal infections took another interesting turn this week as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report on inspections conducted at a Massachusetts…

Michael Roberts

Court Rules Widow's "Take-Home Asbestos" Case Can Go Forward

Before asbestos became widely and publicly known as a hazardous, cancer-causing substance, hundreds of thousands of people around the world faced long-term asbestos exposure and developed…

Michael Roberts

How to Avoid the Counterfeiter while Online Shopping

Outsmarting criminals is getting tougher as internet fraud continues to rise. It’s important to not rely only on the government or retailers to protect you from counterfeit products. With…

Michael Roberts

Changes in Alabama Product Liability Law for Sellers and Distributors

If you are injured by a dangerous or defective product, the law in Alabama at least since the 1970s had allowed suit against companies in what is called the “chain of…

Michael Roberts

Product Lawsuits Can Help Maintain Safety Standards

People injured by defective products deserve to be compensated for their injuries and medical bills. A product liability lawsuit, however, can have a positive impact on a much larger scale. In…

Michael Roberts

Cadmium Concerns In Chinese Toys And Jewelry

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has expressed concern about cadmium in cheap metal jewelry, and has suggested that such jewelry and toys be taken away from children because of potential…

Michael Roberts

St. John's Wort Linked to Cataracts

A National Health Interview Survey conducted in 2002 generated significant data, recently analyzed and reported in the October issue of Current Eye Research. A statistical link has been…