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A Canadian man is looking to buy a safety helmet, but he’s got some questions.
As we reported earlier this month, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is asking for a safety product from the manufacturers of Tylenol, ibuprofen and other products to be tested before being sold to the public.
The group said the helmets were not tested for their safety or efficacy, and they should be subject to strict safety tests and safety standards to ensure the safety of consumers.
“We’re concerned that consumers will have to wait until they purchase their products to know if they are safe and effective,” the CMA wrote in a letter to the industry regulator.
“If there is an issue with these products, they should have been tested and should be on sale immediately.”
The letter also asked the industry watchdog to take action to make the safety testing mandatory.
It comes after a federal judge in Ontario ruled in favour of a lawsuit filed by the CME in March against the makers of the products.
In the ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice John McLeod ruled that the industry can’t keep on selling products that are not safe.
“It is a violation of the public interest for the manufacturers and retailers of the recalled products to continue to market and sell these products,” McLeod wrote.
He also ruled that consumers can’t be forced to buy the products, or force them to wear them.
“The only solution for the CMTI is to put the products on sale and ensure that they are tested and available for purchase,” he said.
The lawsuit alleged that the manufacturers failed to take proper safety precautions before they launched the product and that they also violated the Canadian Consumer Protection Act.
The companies are still awaiting a decision on their appeal.