Dangerous products in the news
Here are 3 products that have been making the news. Please be careful using these products!!!
► Roundup. Roundup is a popular weed-killer that’s used commercially as well as by homeowners in their backyards. Recently, dozens of lawsuits have been filed by landscapers, farmworkers, road crews and others, claiming the product’s active chemical, glyphosate, causes cancer, and that its manufacturer, Monsanto, has known this for decades but done nothing about it.
In one case, a farmer’s widow in California claimed that her husband and his dog both died of aggressive forms of lymphoma due to repeated exposure to the product. According to the woman, her husband knew that most pesticides and herbicides were toxic and tried to avoid them – but he didn’t take the same precautions with Roundup, because Monsanto had claimed it was safe.
► Talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and other talcum powder products have been a mainstay of nurseries and medicine cabinets for years. Most people associate them with changing tables and preventing diaper rash.
However, many women also use these products for feminine hygiene purposes. And that’s where the risks come in. A jury in St. Louis recently held Johnson & Johnson liable for withholding information from the public suggesting that the use of its talcum powder products for feminine hygiene reasons could cause ovarian cancer.
Some 1,000 women have now filed similar lawsuits against the company.
► Toy trapeze rings. Rainbow Play Systems makes popular wooden backyard playsets with plastic trapeze rings. Recently, the company recalled some 130,000 trapeze ring sets because of defects that can cause them to break, sending children falling to the ground.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall after receiving more than 100 complaints, including reports of concussions, lacerations, and a broken finger.
The rings are yellow triangles about 8.5 inches high by 6.5 inches wide. The playsets have an aluminum plate on the wooden swing beam with the name Playgrounds America, Rainbow Play Systems Inc., or Sunray Premium Playgrounds stamped on it.
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