Product Liability and the Marijuana Industry

It’s the growing season for recalls, lawsuits As we predicted in an earlier blog post, the young marijuana industry is experiencing legal growing pains. Only a handful of states have legalized the growing, sale and use of marijuana for recreational…

Banned Substance found in Dietary Supplements

Athletes’ careers tarnished by unapproved stimulant We’ve posted in the past about the lax regulations for dietary supplements in the U.S. The two main issues surrounding supplements are the lack of standards regarding their effectiveness or safety and quality control…

Pesticides are Reason for Huge Cannabis Edibles Recall

Future cannabis product recalls imminent, so plan now In late December 2015, the Colorado cannabis product industry took a big hit in a voluntary product recall by a well-known edibles company. Banned pesticides were found in some of the nearly…

Manufacturing Your Own Products

Where will 3-D printing take us? New technology doesn’t even have a chance to get old before the next best thing is upon us. I wrote about this dizzying concept in a previous article. 3-D printing is a technology most…

E-cig Research Shows Damage to DNA

 E-cig vapor exposure could lead to cancer The battle lines are being drawn in the ongoing argument over the safety of e-cigarettes. Proponents of e-cigs tout them as a safe alternative to smoking and tool in weaning smokers off traditional…

Kratom Brew: Soothing or Addictive?

Addicts claim ingredient sabotages recovery efforts There’s a nonalcoholic beverage being served in bars around the country that former drug addicts like because it soothes their withdrawal cravings. Well, no wonder. Apparently, an ingredient in the beverage, kratom, is just…

Undisclosed E-cig Toxins and “Popcorn Lung”

Class-action suit filed in California Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be a safe smoking product and many applaud their use for those who want to quit smoking tobacco. But not everyone is a fan of the e-cig. Plenty of people…

Government Crackdown on Dietary Supplements

Product liability lawsuits sure to follow Criminal and civil charges have been filed against 117 manufacturers and distributers of products that are falsely being marketed as dietary supplements. Recalls could also result for more than 100 dietary supplement products that…

Retailers and Airlines Ban Hoverboards

Lithium batteries pose fire hazard Hoverboards are one of the 2015 holiday season’s most sought after gifts. And Amazon, one of the world’s largest retailers, is playing the part of the Grinch. Amazon is pulling many models from its U.S….

Bankruptcy Judge Rules on GM Ignition Recall

Punitive damages can be awarded in some cases A while back we posted on the 2014 recall of 2.7 million cars, which was the result of 42 deaths, 58 injuries, 13 years of errors and a cover-up by General Motors….