Product News and Recalls

Companies Brace for Employee Coronavirus Lawsuits

employees begin filing lawsuits against businesses that ignored coronavirus concernsCompanies and corporations that prioritized profits over the safety of their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic are watching as an increasing number of lawsuits are being filed by workers alleging unsafe workplaces and a lack of proper employee protective gear.

McDonald’s is just the latest as five of the fast food restaurants’ employees in Chicago and four of their family members filed a lawsuit claiming continue reading...

J&J Ends Talc-based Baby Powder Sales in US & Canadian Markets

johnson & johnson pulls talc baby powder from us and Canadian marketsThe world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer has pulled one of its cornerstone products from shelves across the United States and Canada. Amid an onslaught of lawsuits and having suffered strikingly large jury awards linking talc-based baby powder to mesothelioma, Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell its Baby Powder product in the two countries.

While the move is seen as a victory ...

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Government Weighs Creation of Covid-19 Victims’ Compensation Fund

government considers covid-19 victims fundFederal lawmakers are tossing around a plan to create a fund to compensate essential workers who fall sick or die from COVID-19. The proposed fund would be modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that was used to disburse over $7 billion of government money to victims of the 9/11/01 attacks and their families.

The recently proposed Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act would create a fund to help with medical ...

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370,000 Volkswagens Recalled Over Takata Airbags

Volkswagen recalls beetles and Passats over takata airbag explosionsIt’s been quite some time since we last posted about the Takata airbag recall that has rocked the auto industry for years on end. What initially started with a small post about a recall of 3 million Honda vehicles in 2014 evolved over the next five years into a series that tracked one of the largest scandals in industrial history. By 2018, over 100 million vehicles ...

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2019 Saw 2% Decrease in Fatal Auto Accidents

2019 Saw 2% Decrease in Fatal Auto AccidentsWhile the novel coronavirus and its impact on travel will likely be one of the biggest stories to come out of 2020, 2019 had a decrease of its own in traffic deaths on the nation’s roadways. According to a report released by the World Health Organization, 38,800 people died in car crashes on US roads last year. The number represents a 2% drop from the ...

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Woman Sues Princess Cruise Lines over Husband’s Coronavirus Death

woman sues princess cruise lines over husband's coronavirus deathWhat was supposed to be a celebration of 40 years of marriage ended in tragedy as Texas resident Susan Dorety lost her husband Michael to a coronavirus infection she alleges he contracted aboard Princess Cruise Lines’ Grand Princess. Mrs. Dorety is suing the cruise line for damages in excess of $1 million for her husband’s death and the circumstances that led up to it.

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