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Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled After Carcinogen Found in Samples

Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled After Carcinogen Found in Samples

A variety of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen sprays are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson after trace amounts of benzene, a known carcinogen, were found in samples of the products. The voluntary recall announced July 14 affects five sunscreens that were distributed nationwide and packaged in aerosol cans. The company and the FDA are now investigating how the chemical might…

Dozens of Lawsuits Filed After Condo Collapse in Florida

Dozens of Lawsuits Filed After Condo Collapse in Florida

The sudden collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida on June 24, which tragically caused at least 95 deaths and left 14 residents still missing, has prompted multiple lawsuits against those involved in the beachside residence’s construction and maintenance. As of July 10, at least a dozen suits had been filed on behalf of victims and…

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Two workers narrowly avoided serious injuries after being thrown from horizontal metal beams at a construction site on the Boston University campus May 14. The accident happened when a steel column fell to the side, causing the adjacent beams to topple “like dominoes” and partially collapse the steel frame of what is slated to become a 13-story data sciences building…

Construction Defects Lawsuit Leads to $17.5 Million Settlement for Condo Association

Construction Defects Lawsuit Leads to $17.5 Million Settlement for Condo Association

The homeowner’s association for a luxury, oceanfront condo tower in Florida recently settled its construction defects lawsuit against the tower’s developer, contractors and architect for $17.5 million. The Regalia on the Ocean Condominium Association in Sunny Isles Beach filed the lawsuit in 2018, alleging construction flaws including improperly-installed pool joints, unsafe steam rooms and problems with sliding glass doors. As…

Meeting the Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Meeting the Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Construction-related risks and Construction Insurance solutions were among the topics addressed in a webinar hosted by Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage. As construction activity picks up across the U.S. and Canada after a challenging 2020, general contractors and other professionals in the industry are navigating changes in the Construction Insurance marketplace. In fact, construction is one of…

Meeting Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Meeting Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Our experts gathered to discuss the Construction market, dynamics depending on region, and the key verticals within the industry. View the webinar below to learn about: The economic impact on the state of the market How the market differs across the country Problematic classes of business, excess liability and builders risk   https://vimeo.com/525800398/abd7eac0c0

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

From job site accidents to construction defects, the construction industry encompasses a wide range of perils. To learn more about Construction Insurance, we spoke with Susie Parks, Vice President, Broker, Casualty, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Scottsdale, Arizona. What are the greatest risks currently facing contractors in the construction industry? S.P.: Unfortunately, due to the economic fallout from COVID-19, and other…

FDA Addresses Concerns Over Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

FDA Addresses Concerns Over Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

On March 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signaled it would soon take steps to prevent or reduce chemical hazards in baby and toddler foods to a level “as low as is reasonably achievable.” The FDA announcement disclosed a letter it sent that same day to manufacturers and processors of baby and toddler food to remind them of their…

Over 762,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Recalled for Possible Glass, Plastic Contamination

Over 762,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Recalled for Possible Glass, Plastic Contamination

Nestlé Prepared Foods recalled approximately 762,615 pounds of Hot Pockets this month due to concerns they possibly contain glass and hard plastic. The recall, announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture\'s Food Safety and Inspection Service on January 15, followed four consumer complaints about extraneous materials inside the microwaveable filled pastry. One complaint reportedly involved an oral injury. The recall…

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

The Hawaii Department of Health issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order on January 7 against a contractor responsible for a sewage spill that sent 28,000 gallons of untreated domestic sewage into Reed’s Bay, just off the coast of the Big Island. The leak occurred on November 30, when workers for Maui-based Goodfellow Bros., LLC, a general contractor…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

Design errors, technology failures and pandemic-related project delays are just some of the potential liability exposures faced by architects, engineers and contractors. To learn more about Architects & Engineers Insurance, we spoke with Michael Muglia, National Underwriting Director, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, Detroit/Farmington Hills, Michigan. What are some of the greatest risks currently faced by architects and engineers? M.M.:…

Peloton Recalls 54,000 Bike Pedals after Breakage, Injury Reports

Peloton Recalls 54,000 Bike Pedals after Breakage, Injury Reports

Peloton recently announced that it is recalling the pedals on 27,000 indoor stationary bikes after receiving reports of 16 injuries and 120 pedal breakages. A statement from the high-end spin bike maker said the recall applies to PR70P pedals placed on bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016 and recommends discontinuing use of affected bikes until new pedals are…

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