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Feds Move to Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks

November 20, 2010  ·  By HM&M


A New York senator says “federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week.” (Washington AP, 11/16).

After much recent publicity, the Food and Drug Administration is expected “to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks.” If this in fact happens, then the Federal Trade Commission will issue warning letters to manufacturers warning that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal.

Recently, caffeinated alcoholic beverages have been banned in four states in the wake of several hospitalizations of college students. As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I am hopeful that any unsafe drinks will be banned from the market.

November 20, 2010

Four Infant Deaths Prompt Graco Stroller Recall

As a Chicago personal injury and product liability attorney, I strongly encourage all parents to stay on top of any product recalls, especially those involving infants and young children. Parents with the affected strollers should replace their strollers immediately in order to ensure the safety of their infant. Since the recalled strollers are models made... Read More

November 20, 2010

Holiday Cheer Requires Increased Safety Precautions

Parents of toddlers beware! The holiday season is a time of great joy, but can also be a time of great tragedy if proper precautions are not instituted. Authorities in Ohio say “a toddler fell into a septic tank and was critically injured while being watched by a woman putting up outdoor Christmas lights.” (Waterford... Read More

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