Consumer Safety at Risk!

4 weeks ago – DON’T EAT THE SPINACH appearred on grocery shelves across the country. Then there was a rumor about E Coli in lettuce as well. This week – pain killers are the subject of scrutiny. A manufacturer of generic acetaminophen recalled 11 million bottles of the pain-relieving pills Thursday after discovering some were contaminated with metal fragments.

If you are reading this blog – you are probably smart enough not to take pills that have metal fragments in the bottle – but what about a legally blind elderly person who knows their medicines by the size or shape of the bottle. I remember watching my grandmother who could not see – sort her pills by bottle size…. she would not have had the ability to examine pills before she took them. Its scary when you think about it.

I blogged this week about elections and health care. Well – do you think there should be accountability for these corporations that are introducing harmful consumer goods to the market – or do we simply assume the risk by going to the store? Its an interesting issue – one I am afraid will stay in the spotlight as we are reminded time and time again, buyer beware.

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.