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Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Manufacturers of Nest smoke alarms ceased selling their popular smoke alarms recently due to safety concerns. So-called smart devices are spreading throughout our culture and into our homes. Nest Labs, manufacturer of Nest Protect smoke alarms, discovered their device might be a little too smart. Nest Labs offers home automation products that allow consumers to… Read More »

GM Recall Continues to Make News

The delay of General Motors (GM) in revealing a deadly ignition switch defect continues to trouble consumers and regulatory agencies. After a slow rolling recall picked up speed in February of this year, GM continues to address the growing scandal surrounding vehicle defects it denied for years. At the center of the crises is a… Read More »

FDA Announces Recall of Drugs Produced by Abrams Royal Compounding

In the wake of a meningitis outbreak last year, the sale of contaminated drugs continues to be a nationwide health problem.  Earlier we discussed the Drug Quality and Security Act, a recently enacted statute intended to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of compounding facilities.  The act gives the FDA some authority to… Read More »

Coming to a Product Near You: Nanotechnology

Its potential is unknown, and so is its danger. Nanotechnology, once a futuristic idea, is entering commerce through products like sunscreens, food packaging, cosmetics, fabrics and nanomedicine, to name a few. Nanotechnology explores and exploits the characteristics of conventional materials at a much smaller scale. At the level of a nanometer, a normally inert material… Read More »

Current Major Medical Implant Lawsuits

Surgical implants have become an increasingly common method for repairing structural damage to the body as well as accomplishing other medical objectives. While we assume that these implants — which are often expected to last for the lifetime of the implantee — are thoroughly tested and composed of the highest quality materials, flaws in material… Read More »

When Medical Devices Kill or Injure

Ventlab Corporation, based in Mocksville, NC, issued a recall over the summer for a number of manual resuscitator devices. The devices are designed to help patients who cannot breathe on their own. According to the FDA, a number of the devices had a valve leak, which prevented the flow of oxygen, effectively making the devices… Read More »

Injured by a Product While on the Job

Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., based in Mebane, N.C., has issued a recall for industrial fire extinguishers after reports of injuries reached the company. The recall covers 10lb industrial fire extinguishers manufactured at any time between 1991 and 2000; about 470,000 of the devices are being recalled in total. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission,… Read More »

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