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The FDA warns parents that Claire's makeup may contain asbestos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer warning earlier this month. They described how routine tests that they'd performed showed that some of Claire's cosmetics had traces of the cancer-causing asbestos in them. Claire's, a popular mall retailer that offers jewelry, makeup and other accessories for young kids, denies their claims.

Birth control pills are recalled for containing too many placebos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide recall of four lots of birth control pills manufactured by the Apotex Corporation this week. In their press release, they noted that their Ethinyl Estradiol (EE) and Drospirenone (DRSP) tablets were all found to have a packaging error that could result in women becoming pregnant.

1.3 million Toyota and Lexus cars recalled for faulty air bags

Toyota and Lexus have issued a recall of an estimated 1.3 million cars that are being driven along Connecticut and other United States roadways this month. All of the vehicles that have been recalled are believed to feature defective and potentially fatal Takata air bags.

What types of labeling should products contain?

Virtually every consumer product released onto the market in the United States must be labeled. What that label must list varies by product. Any manufacturer or marketer that fails to properly label an item may be forced to recall and repackage the item in addition to paying fines as high as a couple hundred thousand dollars.

What a manufacturer's duty to warn consumers entails

Manufacturers or suppliers are required to label all potentially dangerous or hazardous products in an effort to protect consumers from potentially becoming hurt when using them. If they fail to exercise their duty to warn consumers of the unintentional or intentional dangers that exist from the reasonable use of their products, then they may expose themselves to being sued if someone gets hurt by them.

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