Pebbles is the Yorkshire terrier that became a symbol of the national pet food scare. A multi-million dollar settlement for owners of dogs and cats, who were sickened or died after eating pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical, was reached on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.
Most of the food turned out to contain Chinese-made wheat gluten laced with melamine, an industrial chemical. Since then, the nitrogen-rich chemical used to make plastics and fertilizers have been found in a variety of food products in China. Authorities there have issued guidelines limiting acceptable levels of the chemical in food.
China has been pushing the boundaries of safety limits required upon imports, lately. This recent settlement is only the start of so many products that have caused substantial injury to everything to our family pet to our new born infant. There are so many more issues of product negligence originating from China.
Roger Parloff, a senior editor for Fortune Magazine, wrote an article last year entitled, "China’s newest export: lawsuits", that specifically points out this issue. Mr. Parloff references "incidents involving potentially deadly, defective, or contaminated products imported from China….. (including)…..pet food, toys, tires, toothpaste, cough syrup, shrimp…"
In the small western corner of South Carolina, the Trammell Law Firm, P.A. has one of the few known AMO Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose lens Solution cases in the state. Don’t assume your interest and well being are protected just because a product is available on shelves, in parking lots, or in restaurants.