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HTMLArtificial Sweeteners Shown to Cause Blood Sugar Issues
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 21, 2014
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have recently released the results of a study showing how artificial sweeteners can increase blood-sugar levels. Data revealed in mice and some human models showed the way these substances interact with bacteria in the gut could be harmful.

 

HTML1.2 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled in US
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
Kidde has voluntarily recalled 1.2 million residential hardwired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in the US due to potential failure to sound, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission. The smoke alarm model i12010S and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarm models...

 

HTMLCPSC Poised to Ban High-Powered Magnet Sets
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
Although the final rule currently under consideration by the CPSC sets a performance standard for magnet sets, the practical effect of the new safety standard will be a ban on the future sale or distribution of powerful rare earth magnet sets like Buckyballs and Zen Magnets. During the height of...

 

HTMLE-Cigarette Smoke Contains Harmful Metals
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
Researchers at the University of Southern California studied electronic cigarettes and found the products' smoke contains high levels of toxic metals, according to a statement from the university.

 

HTMLLiver Injury Cases Increased Along With Dietary and Herbal Supplement Sales
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
A new study from researchers in Philadelphia revealed liver damage from dietary and herbal supplements might have increased over the last 10 years. The report "Liver injury from Herbals and Dietary Supplements in the U.S. Drug Induced Liver Injury Network" showed 4 percent of adult...

 

HTMLNational School Lunch Guidelines Continue To Take Effect
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Schools in Elyria, Ohio are saying goodbye to a beloved school lunch dessert - the pink cookie. The pink cookie has been served for 40 years, according to Fox affiliate WZTV. The treat is a tradition made with Crisco, a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and sour cream.

 

HTMLMicrowave Radiation Harms Children More Than Adults
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
This year, researchers at the Environmental Health Trust performed a review of the current literature regarding microwave radiation from wireless devices like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and toys. The researchers found conflicting data but determined children and unborn babies have the highest...

 

HTMLLegislators Call for Childproof Caps on Liquid Nicotine Bottles
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., introduced S. 2581, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, in the Senate, which would require manufacturers of liquid nicotine to use childproof caps on the bottles.

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Consumer Goods Retailer
Peter L. Cockrell; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 14th, the CFPB entered a consent order with a company that operates a chain of consumer retail stores located mainly near military bases. The company also finances the sale of the goods. The CFPB alleges that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by selling servicemembers,...

 

Adobe PDFBill of Law for the modification of Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers
Cristina Busquets, Fernando García; Carey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2014
On June 2nd, 2014, President Michelle Bachelet entered a bill into Congress which seeks to modify Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers ("CPA"). The message of the bill recognizes that the tools provided by the current legislation to address violations to the rights...

 


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