Examples of Different Dangerous Consumer Products

Jun 03

It seems that you can’t take a couple of steps before you encounter yet another set of dangerous consumer products. Today it is an antipsychotic drug; tomorrow it is the powdered sugar in doughnuts.

Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced that they would be changing the recipe of their products to remove the titanium dioxide they add to the powdered sugar because there is a possibility that it is toxic. Titanium dioxide is a coloring agent usually added to brighten white products. The franchise decided to yield to public pressure before there was any definite proof of a health danger.

However, not all companies are so proactive. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is supposed to police these companies for just such dangerous products. The reality is, the CPSC does not have the resources to do this effectively, and rely on manufacturers and retailers to self-report. These companies should at least warn the public about any risks or dangers of using their products, no matter how unsubstantiated.

Juries are saying just that in the two recent verdicts against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson& Johnson that produces antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Both juries found that Janssen failed to warn the public that long-term use of Risperdal could cause gynecomastia, or the overdevelopment of male breasts in young men. According to the Williams Kherkher website, it is just one of the side effects of Risperdal.

It is important to remember that dangerous products are not just found in commercial food or prescription products. There are many consumer products that have lead, BPA, or other toxic products. The scary thing is many of these products are for or found around children.

If a dangerous consumer product has seriously harmed you because of a company’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. Contact a personal injury or dangerous products lawyer in your area for more information.

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