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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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Manufacturers Create Dangerous Hand Sanitizer in Effort to Cut Costs

August 20, 2020

USA- As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, the market for hand sanitizer increased drastically, leading to shortages of the product. In response to the difficulty of keeping up with such a huge demand for sanitizers, some companies made the decision to use methanol as a substitute for ethanol, which is the usual active ingredient in these products. Unfortunately, methanol is dangerous and toxic, and in no way suited for use in hand sanitizers.

List of Toxic Hand Sanitizers Expands

July 31, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA  announced that consumers must avoid hand sanitizers produced by Real Clean Distribuciones because the products may contain methanol or wood alcohol and have since been recalled. Walmart stores in 17 states and the District of Columbia sold hand sanitizer made with wood alcohol, Costco stores also sold the potentially deadly hand sanitizer during May of 2020. 

Dangerous Hand Sanitizers Recalled Due to Methanol Poisoning

July 29, 2020

MARIETTA, GA- Americans are buying hand-sanitizer in far larger amounts than normal due to concerns over the coronavirus, according to PATCH.COM. The high demand has led to shortages, and some companies that sell hand sanitizer have been using methanol, or wood alcohol, as an ingredient in their products. Methanol is dangerous for use on skin and can cause poisoning. The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, is advising anyone who used such products to seek medical care if necessary for methanol poisoning.

The FDA is Expanding Technology to Increase Food Safety

July 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, believes expanding technology currently in development could make food safer for consumption. In a recent article appearing on the website Food Dive, the FDA’s commissioner recently announced that the FDA released a program called the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint.”  The FDA designed the program to trace foodborne illnesses and to create an awareness of the need for food safety by using tools and developing business models, in conjunction with the modernization of retail food chains, to reduce food poisoning. The Blueprint is a ten-year program the FDA designed to increase the impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which became federal law in 2011. 

Hand Sanitizer Recall Due to Methanol Toxicity and Potential Fatalities

July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — A company known as AAA Cosmetica, S.A. de CV announced a voluntary recall of all of the lots of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer because the product contains methanol, which is wood alcohol. The product is dangerous because the methanol is not declared on the list of ingredients contained in the hand sanitizer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice of the recall announced by AAA Cosemtica, S.A. de CV on its website. Ingestion of wood alcohol could cause significant adverse health consequences, including death, permanent blindness, coma, seizures, headaches, blurred vision, severe abdominal pain, nausea, and permanent damage to the nervous system. The FDA said that AAA Cosmetica indicated the company had not received any complaints of adverse consequences from methanol consumption.  

Metformin E.R. Recalled by Several Companies Because of Possible NDMA Contamination

July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several pharmaceutical companies have recalled Metformin E.R., or extended-release tablets, because the medication may contain elevated levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a suspected human carcinogen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a comprehensive list of metformin drugs pulled from the U.S. market. The FDA provided the recalled medication’s NDC number, lot numbers, and expiration dates, according to an article published on the MPR website. The FDA proclaimed that people who take metformin could ingest elevated levels of NDMA, which, in turn, could place the patient at risk for developing cancer because taking the contaminated medication could exceed the daily-allowable dose of NDMA. 

Drug Manufacturer Pulls Metformin Drug From Market After Contamination with NDMA

July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another American drug company removed one of its Metformin drugs after testing revealed the presence of a possible carcinogen. Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recalled twelve lots of its Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release USP 750 mg tablets after in-house testing determined that one of the batches contained N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, which is a suspected carcinogen. Although only one lot out of the twelve tested positive for the potentially cancer-causing agent, Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc., determined the safest course of action dictated instituting a recall of all twelve lots. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. voluntarily initiated the recall campaign. 

Cancer-Causing Agent Found in Metformin Forces Recall

July 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another major drug company has announced a voluntary recall of a Metformin drug after analysis revealed the presence of a cancer-causing contaminant. Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc., notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it would voluntarily recall twelve batches of its Metformin Extended-Release USP 750 mg tablets due to the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, in recent quality control analysis. Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc., said that only one batch out of the twelve tested at the same time contained the carcinogenic agent. Notwithstanding, the drugmaker decided that recalling the drugs voluntarily was the most prudent measure, according to a company announcement reproduced by the FDA. Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said that it had not received any reports of injuries or illnesses from the contamination. 

Ford Issues Recall of 2.5 Million Vehicles

June 16, 2020

USA- Ford Motors recalled 2.5 million cars after learning that affected vehicles could have an issue with brake fluid and a door latch. The sedans, vans, and SUVs that are subject to the recall present dangers to motorists because the doors may open while the car is in motion.*

Man Suffers Severe Burns in Cooler Fire and Explosion Accident

May 20, 2020

USA- Kark.com writes that a former running back from Arkansas sustained severe burns in an accident that occurred recently just one day after he had turned 30. The victim and his wife were traveling in a pickup truck and heading to El Dorado with a cooler and a portable pit fire in the back of the vehicle. Reports indicate that the cooler caught fire and that while the victim attempted to remove it from the back of his vehicle, it exploded.*

Nissan Now Included in Takata Airbag Recall

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nissan announced the international automaker would recall more than 215.000 vehicles as a result of the ongoing Takata airbag recall campaign. MedNews365.com reports that Nissan's recall campaign centers on two Takata airbag failures. Some airbags in Nissan's autos fail to open. Still, other Takata airbags that were installed in Nissan's vehicles during the manufacturing process explode when deploying. *

Faulty Fuel Heater Forces Bus and Truck Recalls Because of Potential for Accidents

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Navistar, Inc. recalled over 50,000 trucks and buses due to a faulty component in the Cummins diesel engine that could spark a fire in the vehicles' electric fuel heater. The plastic components located within the electric fuel heater of the Cummins medium-duty diesel could melt if the engine overheats. A fire could ignite in the engine and engulf the entire vehicle. The risk of fire creates an unreasonable risk to the safety of the driver and passengers about a truck or bus propelled by a Cummins engine. Fire is an obvious danger. However, a less obvious danger is the threat that the engine could stall if the fuel heater melts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that the chances of an accident could occur increase dramatically if the truck or bus stalls. *

Update on CME America BodyGuard Infusion Pumps and Sets Class I Recall

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CME America announced an update concerning its voluntary recall of two infusion pumps. The recalls for both CME America BodyGuard Infusion pumps and infusion sets are designated Class I by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Class I designation assigned to the recall by the FDA indicates that health authorities believe that continued use of the recalled devices poses an elevated threat to cause the patient severe adverse health consequences or prove to be fatal. CME America said that the recall program for its pumps and infusion were both voluntary.  Notwithstanding, CME America notified its customers that it would stop distributing its BodyGuard Infusion pump system and pull all existing products from the market in the United States. *

Class I Recall Designation for BodyGuard Infusion Pumps

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upgraded CME America's recall of its BodyGuard Infusion pumps, along with the infusion sets, to a Class I recall. CME America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Becton, Dickinson, and Co. The FDA's Class I recalled designation signifies to consumers that the FDA believes that continued use of the recalled medical devices presents a high likelihood that the patient could suffer severe adverse health consequences, including a fatal injury. After the FDA upgraded CME America's BodyGuard Recall to a Class I, CME America decided to remove all of its remaining BodyGuard pumps and infusion sets, and all of the existing products from the medical device market in the United States. CME America has not received any reports of adverse events or injuries to a patient because of the defects. *

Dual Lumen Catheters Labeled Class I Recall by FDA

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vascular Solutions, Inc. has recalled its Langston Dual Lumen Cather devices after receiving negative reports concerning the separation of the inner catheter while in use. Vascular Solutions has received eight complaints to date, reporting the possibility the inner catheter could separate during a medical procedure. As a consequence of the potentially fatal injuries a detached catheter could inflict upon a patient, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeled the recall as Class I. A Class I FDA recall is the most severe and urgent recall designation employed by the FDA and denotes that continued use of the defective medical device could kill or seriously injure a patient. *

Johnson & Johnson’s “Junk Science” Defense Thrown Out by Asbestos-Talc Case Judge

May 05, 2020

USA- Law.com writes that Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to disregard the experts hired by several plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over talc and cancer was thrown out this week by the overseeing judge. The federal judge ruled that the plaintiff’s experts are reliable and admitted the evidence from those experts who were called to support a connection between the company’s talc and ovarian cancer. The decision could mean that the damaging evidence will be admitted in over 16,000 lawsuits against the company.*

Florida Nursing Home Resident’s Family Learns He Had COVID-19

April 30, 2020

BRADENTON, FL- Fox13news.com writes that a nursing home resident in Florida died of COVID-19, but that his family was not informed of the spread of the virus through the home until after the man had passed away from the disease. The victim’s relatives now want to know why they were not told about the outbreak until after the man’s death.*

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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.