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McDonald's Children's Toy Recalled; Causes Burns

McDonald's has voluntarily recalled an activity tracker toy included in Happy Meals last month due to reports of skin irritation and even burns. The fast food restaurant chain is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada to formerly recall the defective items and ensure that were given out before McDonald's pulled them aren't being used.

What are some types of mass torts?

A mass tort is a civil action that has several plaintiffs who file a lawsuit in federal or state court against one or more defendants. There are several types of mass torts, but we will deal with two types that our firm regularly handles. These include:

Despite government shutdown, USDA handling salmonella scare

Back on July 1, the Centers for Disease Control alerted the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service to a growing number of salmonella cases across the United States. At that time, 18 people had become sick across four states with the food-borne illness and the agency feared more were soon to follow. After pegging Foster Farms as the possible link between the cases, the FSIS began site sampling at facilities on September 9. But determining the source of the contamination would take time.

E-cigarette danger prompts FDA to push for regulations

By now, nearly everyone across the nation has heard about the horrifying accident involving a 3-year-old boy and an exploding e-cigarette that caused him to suffer second- and third-degree burns on his body. It’s because of this and other safety concerns that the Food and Drug Administration is increasing their efforts to regulate these potentially dangerous products before anyone else get hurts.

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