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Popular Heart Drugs Tainted by Carcinogens Face Wave of Lawsuits

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against drug makers and sellers over widely prescribed generic heart medications tainted with potential carcinogens, the first claims in what some lawyers expect to be a wave of litigation. Millions of Americans have taken …

Bayer Keeps Roundup Faith After Losing Second Trial

Bayer AG vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn’t yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. A …

Forgoing Recalls, Med Device Firms Sometimes Use Doctors to Screen for Defects

Results of a new behavioral study into what influences the decision to recall a defective product found that medical device firm managers may rely on their physician-customers to screen out detectable defects, in lieu of issuing a recall. The study …

Five Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC to Sue Infant Recliner Maker

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed a complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., the manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners as a result of four infant deaths in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners …

Feds Look into BMW Issue with Unattended Roll Aways

U.S. safety regulators are looking into a problem with BMW automatic transmission shifters that can allow cars to roll away after drivers have left the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday on its website that about 120,000 …

Viking to Pay $450,000 Civil Penalty for CPSC Citation

The Viking Range Corporation will pay a $450,000 civil penalty for failing to report defects in its refrigerators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the agreement Tuesday. The CPSC had alleged Greenwood, Miss.-based Viking was aware for years of …

Lawsuit Seeks GM Repairs of 2007-2008 Impalas

General Motors Co has been sued by a Pennsylvania woman seeking to force the U.S. automaker to fix rear-end problems on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impala vehicles for 2007 and 2008 model years. In 2008, GM told dealers to replace …

Toyota Faces 2013 Trial Over Sudden Acceleration

A federal judge has chosen a Utah crash that killed two people as the first bellwether trial in nationwide litigation over whether Toyota Motor Corp made defective vehicles that sped up unexpectedly. U.S. District Judge James Selna chose the case …

Colorado University Files Lawsuit over Faulty Toilet Paper

The University of Colorado at Boulder is suing two companies for what it claims was defective toilet paper that clogged the campus’s sewage systems. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the university’s Board of Regents filed a lawsuit last week …

Honda Expands Recall to Check 833,000 Air Bags

Honda Motor Co. is expanding a recall so it can check the driver’s air bags on another 833,000 vehicles for a possible defect. The automaker said it’s adding the vehicles to a previous recall because some may have had faulty …