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September 2015 Archives

Kraft recalls cheese slices over potential for consumer injury

Nearly everything Minnesotans buy is wrapped in some sort of packaging. This packaging may ensure that the product remains fresh, protected, or appealing to the consumer's eye. These boxes, cans, and plastic wrap have become a part of our everyday lives, and we therefore don't find ourselves thinking about the dangers they can pose. However, a recent recall of a popular food product may have us all questioning the safety of the packaging in which our products arrive.

Do companies have to report manufacturing defects?

We talk a lot on this blog about dangerous, defective and poorly designed products and how they can be harmful to Minnesota families. This is certainly true, and federal regulators, product designers, manufacturers, and sellers should all be working together to keep consumers safe. But what, exactly, do regulations say about defectively manufactured products?