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freestocks-org-126848-copy-300x200Drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $33 million settlement with the federal government and 42 states after it was alleged that its subsidiaries failed to maintain quality control standards and produced defective products over a two-year period. The defective over-the-counter medications include: Tylenol, Motrin, St. Joseph Aspirin, Benadryl, Sudafed, Zyrtec and Zyrtec Eye Drops, Rolaids, Pepcid, and Mylanta. It was alleged that these products had musty odors, contained unwanted particles and bacteria, and did not dissolve properly. This put products with improper labels on the market and put consumers at risk.

More on the Settlement

Under the settlement agreement, the responsible subsidiaries, McNeil-PPC and McNeil Consumer Health Care, agree to not unlawfully promote OTC medications. They will uphold internal standards and federal regulations, including taking preventative and corrective actions when manufacturing OTC drugs. The businesses will not represent online that their manufacturing facilities meet Good Manufacturing Practices if they instigated a recall of an OTC drug product within the previous 12 months. If a recall occurs, they will promptly respond to all written requests from attorneys general seeking information to identify wholesalers and warehouses of the affected drugs.

It is hard to miss the signs that the holiday giving season is upon us.  For many children, the top item on their list for Santa is a so-called “hoverboard.”  Although it isn’t quite the air-riding skateboard some of us remember from Back to the Future II, hoverboards offer both transportation and excitement attracting both the young and young-at-heart.  If a hoverboard is on the wish list for someone you love, or if it makes your own “Dear Santa” letter, you need to know about the growing number of hoverboard fires.  As an injury lawyer with a keen understanding dangerous product and recreational injury claims, Attorney Greg Brod can help people injured by hoverboard fires as well as other injuries caused by toys r recreational equipment.  With three offices serving Northern California, his San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Oakland product liability law firm wants to ensure holiday gifts don’t become holiday tragedies.

The Hoverboards of 2015

First things first: What exactly are the hoverboards of 2015?  Buzzfeed, a social and entertainment news site, published a fairly comprehensive report this summer titled Everything You Need to Know About the Hoverboard Craze.  The article references multiple types of hoverboards including a mothoverboardorized skateboard and a board with a single wheel in the center.  For those looking for a “true” hoverboard (a la Marty McFly), boards that actually hover above ground are largely in the development and testing stages.