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CPSC to Lead Summit for Consumer Product Safety

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on September 26, 2011

 The United State Consumer Product Safety Commission is holding the First North America Consumer Product Safety Summit today and tomorrow, according to news sources.

The summit is taking place in Bethesda, Maryland, at Consumer Product Safety Commission Headquarters.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission hopes this will provide a chance for leaders of safety in the United States, Mexico, and Canada to get together and share their visions for increased consumer safety for the year, as well as in cooperation with one another. They also hope to create a plan for future communication regarding the safety priorities of the three countries.

The summit will be public and include question and answer sessions. The CPSC has listed topics to be covered as:

  • Managing Global Supply and Distribution Chains to Protect Consumers
  • Emerging Product Safety Issues and the Importance of International Coordination
  • Importance of Regulatory Coordination for Safety, Prosperity and Competitiveness in North America
  • Managing Consumer Product Safety Requirements in Multiple Jurisdictions
  • Private Sector Efforts on Standards Alignment

Panelists will be answering audience questions, as well as questions sent via email.

As a product defect lawyer in Los Angeles, I am very happy to see our country working together with those in close proximity in order to promote safety for all consumers. Being so close, our products and concerns often overlap, so it’s important that we work together. As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I hope that this meeting result in safer products for consumers.

Johnson & Johnson Adds Eprex Anemia Drug to Recall List

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on September 23, 2011

Johnson & Johnson is conducting yet another recall, this time of its Eprex anemia drug, due to a lack of potency, according to recent news sources.

The recall affects about 200,000 syringes of the Eprex anemia drug. The drug is sold at the wholesale and pharmacy level. Johnson & Johnson believes most of the product has already been consumed, leaving about 6,300 syringes on the market. Seventeen different countries are affected by the recall, including the U.K. and Canada. The United States is not among the countries affected.

No illnesses or injuries have currently been reported in regards to the drug, according to Johnson & Johnson.

This year, Johnson & Johnson seems to be announcing one recall after another, with an expected loss of sales totaling about $900 million.

As a product defect lawyer in Los Angeles, I hope that no one’s health is adversely affected by consuming this drug. In my experience as a product liability lawyer, I know that altered drugs or drugs that have been tampered with can lead to serious long-term suffering. If you have been injured by a drug, I advise you to contact a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and discuss your legal options.

Study Shows Banned Weight-Loss Supplement Still for Sale

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on September 19, 2011

A recent study showed that many women are still using a weight-loss product called Pai You Guo that was recalled in 2009 because they never heard about the recall, according to news sources.

Pai You Guo is a Chinese product that contains sibutramine and phenolphthalein, both of which are banned. The FDA found that sibutramine increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, while phenolphthalein is a carcinogen.

In a study by Harvard Medical School, 61 percent of women who used the product said they bought Pai You Guo after the recall was announced. None of them were aware that the supplement had been recalled. Of the women, 66 percent said they received the product from someone they knew, 30 percent got it from a U.S. store, and nine percent got it online. Pai You Guo is marketed as natural, though it’s a concoction of banned drugs.

As a product defect lawyer in Los Angeles, this issue is of great concern to me. People often believe that “natural” product labels mean that it’s safe. Weight-loss supplements in general are not safe, and the researchers who conducted this study warn against them. As a product liability lawyer, I encourage consumers to thoroughly research any type of drug they are considering putting in their body, whether it’s prescribed or over-the-counter. Please continue to visit this site regularly so you can keep informed about product recalls.

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