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Companies that produce defective drugs, machinery, toys, food and all types of other consumer goods should be held accountable when their products harm people. In the U.S., the law allows victims who have become ill or suffered injuries from poorly designed or manufactured products to hold companies responsible by pursuing claims for monetary damages against them.

Our attorneys at Montlick & Associates provide the following blog articles in order to inform the public of potential issues of concern, trends in the law, and otherwise general information concerning product liability claims.

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Children’s Light-Up Magic Wand Recalled for Choking Hazard

January 15, 2020

A children’s light-up magic wand has been recalled because of choking and ingestion hazards, according to a release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The battery cover on the fuchsia colored toy can reportedly come open, causing the wand’s button-cell batteries to fall out. Children can potentially ingest the small batteries and choke. The recall was announced in late December, just days before the Christmas holiday.

Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Contain Carcinogen

January 08, 2020

USA - The Food and Drug Administration is looking into whether Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, contains high levels of the carcinogenic contaminant N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), according to KTLA.COM.  Drugs can have up to 96 nanograms of NDMA pursuant to FDA regulations.*

Ford Issues Recall of 168,000 F-150 Trucks Due to Dangerous Braking Problems

December 20, 2019

USA - Ford is recalling 168,000 F-150 pickup trucks.  2019 and 2020 models are both subject to the recall. The popular pickup truck could have an improperly secured battery terminal, which could impact the ability to brake and also cause problems with the steering assist, panel display, and could lead to the engine stalling or even catching on fire.* There have been no reports yet of accident or injury as a result of the recall.

Increased Risk of Fractures identified with Long-Term PPI Use

December 08, 2019

INDIA- The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration ("MFDA") in India recently instructed drug manufacturers to print warning labels on proton pump inhibitors ("PPIs"), stating that the drugs can lead to kidney injuries, according to Now, companies must include a warning of "acute kidney injury" and then file compliance reports in India. Some experts are claiming that the warning does not go far enough because it fails to include other well-documented side effects of the long-term use of the drugs. Many in the medical community are disturbed by the purported overuse of PPIs, which are used to treat acid reflux and heartburn.*

9 Ranitidine-Containing Products Recalled

December 06, 2019

UNITED STATES –  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled some Ranitidine-containing medications, including the popular heart-burn medication, Zantac, because of a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen, according to an online news report at*

Nissan Recalls More than 450,000 Vehicles over Fire Risks

December 05, 2019

Nissan is recalling over 450,000 vehicles because of a brake fluid leak may cause the affected cars to catch fire, according to an online news report on Consumers who own the recalled vehicles are warned to park their vehicles outdoors and away from buildings if the antilock brake light in the vehicle lights up for more than 10 seconds.*

FDA Warns Dollar Store Regarding Sales of Chinese Drugs

December 05, 2019

USA - The FDA sent a warning letter to the Dollar Tree stating that the company is stocking drugs and cosmetics from Chinese suppliers that might be unsafe for consumers, according to According to the FDA, the manufacturers that make the drugs are in violation of many good manufacturing standards and requirements.*

FDA Recalls Common Heartburn Drug Ranitidine

December 04, 2019

USA- writes that the Food and Drug Administration FDA released findings that certain heartburn medications contain a potentially hazardous impurity. The medications, ranitidines, are sold by the brand name Zantac. The report states that these medications contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at levels that exceed the amount allowed by FDA standards.*

Steering Shaft Problems Lead to Western Star Recall

December 02, 2019

USA- writes that newer models of Western Star trucks are reportedly subject to a manufacturer-initiated recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that the steering shaft in the vehicles may not be installed properly. The issue could mean that the steering wheel and the front axle wheels are not correctly connected.*

GM Recalls Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks Over Faulty Seatbelts

December 01, 2019

USA- writes that GM is recalling more than 640,000 pickup trucks because the vehicle's seatbelts can cause fires. The recall impacts Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks, models from 2019, and 2020. The trucks are equipped with a high-tech type of seatbelt which tightens prior to a collision through the use of a small explosion that moves a piston.*

Former Advisor to the FDA Says LASIK Eye Surgeries Should Stop

November 16, 2019

USA- writes that a former advisor to the Food and Drug Administration is arguing that LASIK eye surgery should not be conducted in the United States. The procedure first came out around twenty years ago and the advisor, who is a doctor, originally voted to approve the procedure but in light of years’ worth of data, now feels that the surgery is not safe.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.