Top Product Dangers in 2024

Once a product becomes available for purchase, it should be safe for consumers — but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. There are many dangerous products available on the market in 2024 that may pose a serious risk to consumers.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of any of the dangerous products listed below, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Get in touch with us today to see if Sokolove Law may be able to help with your case.

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Multiple benzoyl peroxide acne creams, gels, and lotions may contain unsafe levels of benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer, including those by the following brands:

  • CeraVe®
  • Clearasil®
  • Clinique® by Estee Lauder™
  • Equate™ by Walmart
  • La Roche-Posay®
  • PanOxyl®
  • Proactiv®
  • Sandra Lee MD (SLMD®)
  • Target Up & Up™
  • Walgreens

If you or a loved one used benzoyl peroxide acne products and suffered a related injury, you may be eligible for compensation from a benzene acne lawsuit.

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Filshie® Clip birth control devices may detach from the fallopian tubes and migrate through the body, potentially leading to serious injuries.

Injuries caused by Filshie Clip migration may include:

  • Abscesses
  • Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Fistulas
  • Hernias
  • Sepsis
  • Tissue perforation
  • Ulcers

If you were injured by a Filshie Clip, contact Sokolove Law now. You may be able to seek justice and compensation from a Filshie Clip lawsuit.

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In January 2024, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration advised providers to quit using Synovo® hip replacement devices and to monitor patients with them. The affected devices may be referred to as:

  • Synovo Preserve
  • Synovo Total Hip System
  • Synovo Total Hip Replacement System
  • Synovo Total Hip Resurfacing System
  • Endotec BP

These hip resurfacing and replacement devices were made with parts that were changed after the FDA approved them, which means their safety hasn’t been established and patients may be at risk of injury.

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Ridesharing apps like Lyft® and Uber® may not have done enough to ensure the safety of their passengers and prevent physical or sexual assaults from occurring.

Lawsuits against the rideshare companies claim they failed to:

  • Adequately screen drivers
  • Implement safety design changes to their apps
  • Properly respond to passenger complaints
  • Remove drivers who had sexually assaulted passengers

If you or a loved one was attacked or sexually assaulted while using Uber or Lyft, you may be able to pursue compensation from a rideshare lawsuit.

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Stone countertop fabricators are at risk of inhaling silica dust and developing serious illnesses like silicosis. Silicosis is a progressive lung disease that, in serious cases, may be fatal.

Symptoms of silicosis can include:

  • Discolored lips
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and night sweats
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the legs

Learn more about your legal options if you worked with materials that contained crystalline silica and later developed silicosis.

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Using Ozempic, Wegovy, and other medications containing semaglutide may cause health issues, especially when taken in high doses and for weight loss.

Health issues linked to Ozempic and semaglutide include:

  • Acute gallbladder disease
  • Biliary diseases (diseases relating to bile or the bile duct)
  • Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis)

If you or a loved one developed a gallbladder or biliary issue after using a semaglutide medication, you may be able to seek justice through an Ozempic lawsuit.

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The Bard PowerPort family of devices are implantable ports that allow catheters to easily deliver medication to the bloodstream. While all implantable ports may come with some health risks, lawsuits claim there may be design elements specific to Bard PowerPort devices that can increase the likelihood of injuries caused by the device.

In these lawsuits, a number of patients allege to have suffered injuries from their device:

  • Fracturing or breaking apart
  • Migrating or becoming dislodged and moving
  • Causing infection as a result of the fracturing or migrating

If you believe you were injured by a Bard PowerPort device, contact Sokolove Law. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

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Fixed palate expanders for adults may cause serious injuries and dental complications. This is because the upper jaw bones in adults are fused, making the palate resistant to expansion.

When adults use palatal expanders, they may be at risk of the following injuries:

  • Bone erosion
  • Chronic pain
  • Damaged gums
  • Difficulty eating
  • Dislocation of teeth
  • Exposed roots
  • Flared teeth
  • Uneven bite
  • Tooth loss

Contact Sokolove Law today to learn if you may be eligible to file an adult palate expander lawsuit.

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Future Motion’s Onewheel electric skateboards can stop suddenly in motion and eject the rider from the device. This can cause serious injuries and, in some instances, death.

All models of Future Motion’s Onewheel skateboards can put riders at risk of death and injuries:

  • Onewheel®
  • Onewheel+®
  • Onewheel+ XR®
  • Onewheel Pint®
  • Onewheel Pint X®
  • Onewheel GT®

If you or a loved one was injured from a Onewheel skateboard malfunctioning, you may be eligible to seek justice and compensation through a lawsuit against Future Motion.

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Emerging studies have found that frequent use of chemical hair relaxers may double the risk of uterine cancer in women.

Dangerous chemicals found in different brands of chemical hair straighteners include:

  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Metals (like arsenic, mercury, and lead)
  • Parabens

If you’ve used chemical hair relaxer products to straighten your hair and were later diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the makers of these products.

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Social media platforms have been known to target children and teenagers, which has led to an alarming increase in social media addictions.

Spending multiple hours a day on social media may cause young people to develop depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and more.

Sites that pose a particularly high risk to adolescents include:

  • Meta Platforms’ (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Snapchat
  • TikTok
  • YouTube

If you or your child suffered from physical or psychological harm due to social media addiction, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the social media platforms responsible.

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Up to 65% of patients who were given Tepezza (the brand name of teprotumumab) for thyroid eye disease (TED) may be at risk of suffering some form of hearing damage, according to new research.

Tepezza hearing-related side effects may include:

  • Autophony: Your own voice echoing or sounding too loud
  • Hyperacusis: Extreme or unusual sensitivity to sounds
  • Hypoacusis: Partial loss of hearing
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Deafness or permanent loss of hearing
  • Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears

If you or a loved one experienced hearing loss or damage after receiving infusions of Tepezza, you may be able to seek justice through a Tepezza lawsuit.

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New studies suggest that taking Tylenol (the brand name of pain relievers acetaminophen and paracetamol) while pregnant may increase the risk of multiple disorders in children.

Some of the most common disorders include:

Johnson & Johnson may have known about the risks associated with taking Tylenol during pregnancy. However, they failed to place a warning label on their products or notify the public of these risks.

If your child was diagnosed with ASD or ADHD after Tylenol use during pregnancy, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

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Exactech Inc. has recalled various implant and replacement products due to the risk of premature device failure and other adverse health events.

Included among the recall are certain models of:

  • Exactech ankle implant systems
  • Exactech hip replacement systems
  • Exactech knee replacement systems

If you or your loved one suffered side effects from an Exactech ankle, knee, or hip replacement, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through an Exactech lawsuit.

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Taxotere®, which is the brand name of docetaxel, is an intravenous chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancerous cells.

This chemotherapy drug is used to treat various types of cancer, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Head/neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer

Unfortunately, Taxotere has been linked to severe, potentially permanent, eye injuries and vision damage. If you or a loved one suffered eye damage after being treated with Taxotere, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Cow’s milk-based baby formula and milk fortifier products can greatly increase the risk of low-birth-weight and premature babies developing a serious, potentially fatal, intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Unfortunately, many popular baby formula and milk fortifier products on the market today have cow’s milk in them, including:

  • Enfamil™
  • Similac®

If your baby was premature and developed NEC after being fed cow’s milk-based formula products, even while still under hospital care, you may be able to seek justice and compensation through a baby formula lawsuit.

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After at least eight infants suffocated to death in Boppy® Newborn Loungers, The Boppy Company issued a recall of all 3.3 million makes, models, and color variations of their Newborn Lounger products.

The recalled Boppy baby products include:

  • Boppy Original Newborn Loungers
  • Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers
  • Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers

If your child was injured in a Boppy baby lounger, you may be able to file a Boppy lawsuit to pursue compensation.

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Philips Respironics recently recalled a variety of their respiratory care and sleep apnea machines due to potential health risks.

The affected products include various models of:

  • Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-level PAP or BiPAP) Devices
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines
  • Mechanical Ventilators

A sound-reducing foam used in these products can break down and be inhaled by the user, potentially leading to sinus infections, respiratory issues, cancer, and more.

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Montelukast is an asthma and allergy prescription drug that has been marketed and sold under the brand name Singulair® by Merck & Co., Inc. since 1998.

Singulair, however, has been linked to many neuropsychiatric or mental health side effects, including:

  • Aggression and irritability
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Disorientation, hallucinations, or confusion
  • Sleep problems like insomnia and nightmares
  • Suicidal thoughts and action

Multiple Singulair class action lawsuits have been filed and are still pending in court. If you or your child took Singulair and experienced mental health side effects, you may be able to take legal action to pursue compensation.

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Firefighting foam, also known as AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam), contains PFAS chemicals. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to multiple types of cancer, creating an occupational risk for both civilian and military firefighters.

Cancers linked to PFAS in firefighting foam include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal or kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uterine or endometrial cancer

If you were diagnosed with any of these cancers after working as a firefighter and using AFFF, you may be able to pursue AFFF settlements that can help pay for medical care and more.

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The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has now been pulled from the market, after an investigation by Consumer Reports found that the overall design of the sleeper poses life-threatening risks to babies.

According to this groundbreaking investigation by Consumer Reports:

  • At least 32 babies have died inside the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
  • A cardinal rule of infant care is that newborns must lay flat on their backs
  • The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper allows babies to lay on their backs at an incline
  • Laying at an incline increases the risk of a baby accidentally suffocating

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to consumers in 2019, but these dangerous infant sleepers remained on the markets for years afterwards.

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The active ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup is glyphosate, an herbicide that has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers.

Monsanto, the company that makes the weed-killer, recently banned the use of glyphosate in residential products — but it remains in products used by agricultural professionals.

Those at risk of developing Roundup-related cancers include:

  • Avid gardeners
  • Farmworkers
  • Garden center and nursery workers
  • Groundskeepers
  • Horticulturists
  • Landscapers

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another cancer after being exposed to Roundup, you may be eligible to take legal action against Monsanto.

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Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that's mined from the earth. However, talc can be contaminated with microscopic asbestos fibers. Exposure to asbestos in talc products, like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, can lead to serious and sometimes fatal illnesses.

Lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder can cause:

  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Other forms of cancer and serious illnesses

If you used talcum powder and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to file a talc lawsuit and pursue compensation.

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For decades, the toxic herbicide or weedkiller paraquat has been sprayed on commercial farms to prevent weed growth near crops. Unfortunately, paraquat exposure has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that gradually becomes worse with time.

Exposure to paraquat can happen if you:

  • Apply, load, or mix paraquat
  • Come into contact with sprayed plants
  • Get paraquat on your skin
  • Inhale or ingest the weedkiller

Learn more about filing a paraquat lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for your care.

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Last modified: May 13, 2024

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