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Some product ingredients might not appear on the label

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2021 | Product Liability |

With the ever-expanding nature of online shopping, individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere may feel that they can find virtually anything they want or need without leaving the comfort of their homes. One of the issues with choosing convenience could pertain to choosing to trust a seller that places products on a variety of open market sites. Those who purchase certain enhancement or weight loss products from online sources might want to use caution, as there could be potentially dangerous ingredients within such a product that do not appear on the label.

According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration claims to have purchased and tested a variety of enhancement and weight loss products from popular online sources. The FDA claims that these tests resulted in the discovery of certain ingredients that were not listed on product labels. These reports also suggested that some of these hidden ingredients can also be found in certain prescription medications.

Ingredient labels that prove inaccurate or incomplete could cause a product to pose a threat to a person’s well-being. Products with hidden ingredients may conflict with other medications or cause those who ingest them to experience severe side effects. While product manufacturers are required to provide a complete list of ingredients on all product labels, should this fail to occur, the consequences might be cataclysmic.

A dangerous product with hidden ingredients can pose a serious threat to one’s health. After suffering severe or permanent harm due to the negligent actions of a product manufacturer, individuals in Louisiana may wish to seek accountability through the civil justice system, and they could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for assistance in the process. An attorney can examine the situation a client is facing, provide insight on all the available options and assist him or her in seeking the compensation entitled through the proper channels.