Product News and Recalls

Over 500 Women Are Ready to Sue Uber for Sexual Assault

uber facing hundreds of sexual assault lawsuits“While we can’t comment on pending litigation, we will continue to keep safety at the heart of our work.” These words finished a statement issued by Uber in response to news that over 500 women are ready to sue the rideshare service over allegations that they were “kidnapped, sexually assaulted, sexually battered, raped, falsely imprisoned, stalked, harassed, or otherwise attacked” by drivers summoned using the app. The lawsuit also ...

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New Roundup Lawsuits Continue Throwing Light on Possible EPA Failure

new evidence hints at EPA and Bayer/Monsanto collusion on RoundupA new series of lawsuits has been filed against Roundup maker Bayer over allegations that the key ingredient in the weedkiller causes cancer. Over 125,000 lawsuits have been filed in the matter thus far and even as Bayer plans to remove glyphosate from the product, the company is girding for a bumpy ride moving forward.

To date, the alleged link between glyphosate – the key ingredient ...

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Titanium Dioxide Takes Center Stage as Skittles Candymaker Sued

skittles maker sued over titanium dioxide contentIf you’ve ever eaten something that looked a little shinier than it normally should have as it came out of its packaging, then odds are you’ve consumed titanium dioxide. Added to food since its approval by the FDA in 1966, the compound is used to brighten more than just food. “It’s sort of ironic…that the ingredient in paint that makes your kitchen shiny also makes your Hostess ...

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Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray Recalled Over Benzene Contamination

banana boat sunscreen recalled over benzene contentAnother summer is upon us and another brand of sunscreen has been recalled from store shelves over concerns that it is contaminated with high levels of benzene. Benzene is a known human carcinogen.

The recall was issued by Edgewell Personal Care Company; the company that makes Banana Boat products. In a statement released to the FDA’s website, Edgewell noted that “while benzene is not an ingredient in any ...

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Recall Pulls Over 20 Brands of Laxatives from Store Shelves

magnesium-citrate saline laxatives pulled from store shelves over contamination concernsA microbial contamination has forced the recall of a wide variety of store-brand laxatives sold across the country. Retailers from grocery stores to pharmacies were forced to pull variations of magnesium-citrate-based saline laxatives after testing found them to be contaminated with Gluconacetobacter liqufaciens. The manufacturer of the medication warns that “immunocompromised patients who consume this product may be at increased risk for invasive infections ...

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Bill Aimed at Helping Veterans Dies in Senate as 25 Republicans Change Vote

veterans bill dies in senate only to be passed after vote decriedThe Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, also known as the PACT Act, seemed like a slam dunk. Amid some of the most polarized and obstructionist politics in our nation’s history, legislators on both sides were poised to pass a comprehensive bill that would funnel hundreds of millions of dollars toward caring for veterans that were exposed to toxic burn pits and other ...

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