Johnson & Johnson Files Bankruptcy for Subsidiary Handling Talc Liabilities

Personal products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, after unloading talc liabilities onto a subsidiary, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for that subsidiary last week. It is anticipated that claimants who filed suit against the company will see lower payouts as a result. Lawyers representing talc claimants had tried to block the corporate restructuring; but in August,[…] Read More

Popular Boppy Newborn Lounger Pillows Linked to 8 Deaths

Over three million Boppy newborn lounger pillows have been recalled by the manufacturer after being linked to eight suffocation deaths of infants between 2015 and 2020. The Consumer Products Safety Commission released an advisory Thursday regarding the decision, asking parents and caregivers to immediately discontinue use of the recalled products, which are: Boppy Original Newborn[…] Read More

Over Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled for Possible Fire Hazard

Dehumidifiers sold under several well-known appliance brand names are being recalled because they may catch fire. According to an advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), manufacturing firm New Widetech, which built a wide variety of dehumidifiers sold under brand names Honeywell and Amana, among many other well-known household brand names, reports 107 known[…] Read More

27,000 Peloton Bikes Recalled After Pedal Breakages and Injuries

Peloton, an indoor exercise bike with online streaming classes, recently announced a recall on clip-in pedals found on over 27,000 of their bikes. The recalled pedals are on bikes that were sold between July 2013 and May 2016. Peloton received over 120 reports of pedal breakages and 16 injuries, five of which required medical care.[…] Read More

Update on September 2019 Cancer Causing Zantac Recall

In September 2019, Zantac was recalled due to the presence of cancer-causing elements in certain batches of the product. This popular heartburn medication contains N-nitrosodimethylamine, which is a main cause of cancer. Zantac and its generic form, Ranitidine, is still under intense scrutiny for the dangerous elements it contains, and the risk factors it presents. This[…] Read More

High Carcinogen Levels Prompt Drug Recalls

Those who take Zantac, generic acid production reducers, or store-brand products to help with chronic acid indigestion that contain ranitidine may want to switch medications. Otherwise, they may be at a high risk of developing cancer. In early 2020, Zantac, and several manufacturers of similar pills with ranitidine as a main ingredient, voluntarily removed their[…] Read More