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Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Scandal: More Than 12,000 Victims?

The Boy Scouts of America is facing thousands of accusations involving child sexual abuse. For many decades, the organization maintained a blacklist that accounted for thousands of instances of alleged child sexual abuse. In 2012, the Los Angeles Times wrote extensively on these blacklists, which are also known as the “perversion files”. The Los Angeles Times uncovered sex abuse accusations against 5,000 volunteers and scout leaders during its in-depth investigation….
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IIHS Releases Report on Pickup Truck Crash Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has important news for pickup truck owners. Multiple pickup models with older designs could put front seat passengers at severe risk of serious harm in a collision. According to IIHS, these models were designed in a way that did not emphasize the same level of safety that models with modern designs provide. IIHS crash-tested the vehicles from multiple angles and then issued ratings…
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Expands Airbag Probe to 12.3M Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently expanded its investigation into multiple vehicle models with allegedly defective airbag control units. According to investigators, 12.3 million vehicles could be affected by the issue, which may keep the airbags from deploying during a crash. As many as eight deaths are suspected to be related to the potential defect. NHTSA upgraded its investigation to an engineering analysis, which could signal the federal…
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Fisher-Price Recalls the Rock’n Play Sleeper

On April 12, 2019 the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of all Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper models.  They have urged consumers to immediately stop using the sleeper since numerous infant fatalities were reported. The Fisher-Price recall is issued for approximately 4.7 million Rock’n Play Sleeper products that were sold in all major retailers internationally. As of today, over 30 infant fatalities and hundreds…
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Understanding the Boy Scout Abuse Scandal and the “Perversion Files”

Since its start in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kept secret files containing thousands of sexual abuse cases against scout leaders. Also known as the “Perversion Files,” these reports detail the abuse, as well as include a blacklist of abusers, dating back to the early 1900s. Investigations by the Los Angeles Times report that the BSA never handed over the claims to law enforcement as required under mandatory…
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U.S. Representatives Hear Testimony on Talcum Powder Cancer Risk

A recent hearing before the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy shed some light on the possible dangers of cosmetic products, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits for its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, which may increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Some medical professionals, including one who testified before the House subcommittee, believe there…
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Honda Recalls 1.1 Million U.S. Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles in North America. More than 1.1 million of those vehicles are in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency investigating the defect, these vehicles contain defective Takata replacement airbags. These airbags were initially used to replace Takata driver’s side airbags that were part of a much larger recall or to repair…
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Recording of the Recent House Subcommittee Hearing on Consumer Products and Cancer

Members of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy recently heard testimony on cancer-causing consumer products. During the hearing, several people, including individuals who were harmed by these products, provided testimony before members of the committee. One of the topics of discussion was the link between talcum powder cosmetic products and certain types of cancer. Johnson & Johnson and other companies have faced lawsuits from consumers who allege they developed ovarian…
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Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks and Lincoln Continentals Due to Dangerous Defects

Ford Motor Co. recently issued a recall for more than 1 million F-150 pickups and thousands of Lincoln Continentals. About 1.48 million F-150 trucks are being recalled due to a possible transmission issue that could cause an accident. The Lincoln Continental recall includes over 25,000 sedans that have a door-latch defect. Are F-150 and Lincoln Continental Vehicle Owners at Risk of an Accident? Ford has selected the 2011-2013 F-150 models…
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Did J&J Knowingly Hide Cancer-Causing Asbestos from Consumers?

For years, women have been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder as a trusted feminine hygiene product. Many of these women are now fighting ovarian cancer. Based on scientific studies, they believe talcum powder marketed for use by mothers and their babies is to blame. According to a Reuters report, Johnson & Johnson was aware its baby powder contained asbestos and talc which are carcinogenic. Yet, the company did not disclose…
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