Fisher-Price Faces Legal Action after Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Harms Babies
Lawsuits have been filed against the brand Fisher-Price and its owner Mattel after babies died while using the company’s Rock ‘n Play baby sleeper. The sleeper, introduced in 2009, claimed to help babies get to sleep easily. Unfortunately, the company failed to perform medical tests on the sleeper before making it available to consumers and […]
First American Title Company Responsible for Security Breach
A lawsuit filed by customers of First American Title Company alleges the company failed to protect their personal information which was revealed in a security breach. First American is the largest title company of its kind in the United States. The class action lawsuit could affect nearly 900 million customer files and called the title […]
Tyson Foods Frozen Chicken Strips Recall – Metal Contamination
A recent recall of Tyson Foods frozen chicken strips has been expanded to include nearly 12 million pounds of ready-to-eat meat. According to federal food safety officials, the chicken strips are contaminated with metal pieces. The recall originally affected only 69,000 pounds of meat when it was issued in March. The recall expansion came after […]
Pam Cooking Spray Fires
Pam cooking spray is a popular product that has been used in kitchens across the United States for decades to prevent sticking during food preparation. Now, the company faces accusations related to the safety of its product after at least eight people suffered burns when cooking spray cans exploded. The burn victims have filed lawsuits […]
Intel Issues Security Patch to Deal with Flaw Ongoing Problems
It was revealed in January 2018 that Intel CPUs featured a serious security flaw that affected the majority of devices on the market. Now, a new security risk related to the original flaw has prompted Intel to offer consumers the choice of turning on its chips or leaving them off.
The original problem affected every modern CPU using designed with a feature intended to increase speed was at risk for falling victim to Spectre bug.
Apple Focused on Performance after iPhone Slowdown Fiasco
Apple announced its iOS 12 will make every iPhone – even older ones dating back to iPhones 5s – noticeably faster. This announcement comes after months of dealing with problems related to iPhone performance, and a great deal of negative publicity regarding the company’s alleged intentional slowdown of old phones.
According to Craig Federighi, the company’s senior vice president of software engineering, Apple is “doubling down” on performance with the iOS 12. He claims phones will be faster and smoother no matter what they’re doing, whether it’s swiping to open the camera or launching an app.
Weyerhauser Issues Notification about TJI Joists with “Flak Jacket” Coating
Weyerhauser issued a warning to homeowners living concerning the risks of living in homes built with the company’s TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection. Many families have been forced into temporary housing because of the problem.
The coating on the joists contains formaldehyde that releases dangerous chemicals into the homes and puts homeowners at risk for health complications, including nosebleeds, scratchy eyes, coughing, and sort throat. Long-term exposure increases risk for cancer.
E. Coli Tainted Lettuce Still Poses a Risk
The recent E. coli outbreak that caused people to become severely ill after eating romaine lettuce is not over.
According to federal health officials, there are likely still tainted heads of romaine on grocery store shelves and being used across the country.
The recent outbreak was the worst concerning E. coli in more than a decade.
Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer
There is growing concern that Roundup weed killer and gardening products could be carcinogenic.
Many homeowners have concerns over the safety of the items they use in their yards. Many opt for natural or organic products to avoid overuse of chemicals around their children, pets, and themselves. In most cases, these concerns are limited to mild illnesses and just wanting to do what’s best for their loved ones.
FDA Warns of the Dangers of Caffeine Supplements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially issued a warning to users of caffeine supplements and products that are pure caffeine.
According to the April 13, 2018, FDA warning, “These products present a significant public health threat because of the high risk that they will be erroneously used at excessive, potentially dangerous doses.”