Product News and Recalls

Medical Scopes Continue to Cause Superbug Infections

contaminated medical scopes still causing infectionsThe last time we mentioned duodenoscopes and the risk of infection that comes with their use, the United States had a different president. Britain was still firmly in place as a part of the European Union and the first #metoo post hadn’t yet been posted to social media.

It was 2015, and in response to a number of infections and multiple deaths stemming from infections contracted from the use of unclean and ...

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Rock ‘N Play Class-action Lawsuits Have Begun

class action lawsuits filed over rock n play sleeperTwo weeks ago, Fisher-Price, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, initiated a full recall of the popular Rock ‘N Play infant sleeper over concerns that a change in sleeping position for the baby could lead to suffocation. Class-action lawsuits alleging that the corporation knew about the dangers brought on by the sleeper’s design years before that recall have now been filed as a result.

At issue is ...

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As Popularity Increases, So Does Number of Injuries at Trampoline Parks

injuries increasing at trampoline parks customers want regulationYou’ve probably seen them, if not gone in and experienced one for yourself. Trampoline parks; essentially warehouse-sized rooms of multiple trampolines connected together, are becoming more popular as venues for everything from a child’s birthday party to corporate team building exercises. However, as the popularity of the gyms has increased, experts warn that the risks for “catastrophic injuries” are increasing as well.

If you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline as ...

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FDA Regulators Take Closer Look at Sunscreen Market

fda takes aim at sunscreen makersFrom parents to dermatologists, the mantra has always been the same: Wear. Your. Sunscreen. It doesn’t matter the season or the length of exposure – if you’re headed outside you need to be protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

What most fail to add to these warnings, however, is that while you’re perusing the aisle of nearly endless sunscreen choices you might as well be walking down a dusty street in the ...

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FDA Pulls Pelvic Mesh Implants from US Shelves

fda pulls pelvic mesh from US marketIn a stunning move that sent ripples through the two manufacturers left making mesh devices, the US Food and Drug Administration put a stop to sales of pelvic meshes by Boston Scientific and Coloplast in the country. The agency cited a lack of proof that meshes are safe over the long term as their reasoning, as well as an increase in reports of “adverse events” tied to ...

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Questions over Statutes of Limitations Lead to Dismissal of Some Essure Lawsuits

12 Essure lawsuits dismissed as time-barredWhen more than 20,000 people have lined up to sue you over the irreparable harm allegedly caused by one of your products, every victory might as well be celebrated, no matter how small. This would explain the elation coming out of Bayer as 12 Essure lawsuits were dismissed by a Pennsylvania federal judge as time-barred; meaning that they had exceeded the statute of limitations and too much ...

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