Dangerous Products

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission General Motors (GM) is facing a new class action lawsuit because of its eight speed automatic transmission. When selecting a gear using the transmission, it violently shakes, jerks, or goes into a “hard shift.” Thirteen technical service bulletins have been filed about it, but none have fixed the […]

Asbestos Manufacturer Liability Redefined by Supreme Court

Asbestos Manufacturer Liability Redefined by Supreme Court The Supreme Court has redefined the liability of a company under general maritime law for asbestos-related injuries caused by third party integrated parts. In the Air & Liquid Sys. Corp. v. Devries case the Supreme Court held that manufacturers need to warn users when their products contain other […]

Asbestos in Claire’s Makeup

Asbestos in Claire’s Makeup Earlier in March, makeup from Claire’s and Justice stores tested positive for asbestos, the carcinogen that causes mesothelioma and lung cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested makeup from both Claire’s and Justice and found asbestos in three of Claire’s products and one of Justice’s products. The products include: eye […]

How Asbestos Shingles Started and Why They are so Dangerous

How Asbestos Shingles Started and Why They are so Dangerous When asbestos was considered a safe material, it was used in many different products because of its strength and insulating properties. One man, Lutwig Hatscheck, purchased an asbestos factory in 1893, and in 1900 invented asbestos cement. He was then able to patent the product […]

Johnson & Johnson Knew it had Asbestos in its Products

Johnson & Johnson Knew it had Asbestos in its Products Reuters has investigated and found that Johnson & Johnson has known that asbestos was in its baby powder since at least 1971. From 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for asbestos. The company’s lawyers, doctors, scientists, […]

Takata Airbag Recall

Takata airbags have been a disaster for car manufacturers and drivers around the world. These dangerous, poorly engineered airbags kill people, even in collisions where the person would be safe without the airbag being present. Takata got its start by making parachutes for the Japanese Imperial army for World War II, but later started making […]

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits A recent settlement between Colgate-Palmolive Co., and a plaintiff from Pennsylvania who developed mesothelioma after using their talcum-powder based products, is part of a growing number of lawsuits against health giants such as Colgate-Palmolive Co., and Johnson & Johnson for their failure to warn consumers that their […]

Asbestos Insulation

Asbestos Insulation Before people knew about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos was known as this “miracle mineral,” used in a myriad of ways. From fire and sound proofing, to caulking and brake linings, the mineral’s heat resistant qualities, high tensile strength, and abundance made it a popular building material in the mid-20th century. Its numerous application […]

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