First and foremost, I had been chosen the topic of product safety to do my business ethics individual assignment. Nowadays, we can see that some of unkind merchants who produces unsafe products to the consumers, that some of consumers had been injured after used their products. Those are the factors that I would like to decide and discuss the issues of about the product safety that also related the issues of the foods product, toys product, automobile cases from Toyota and Ford Pinto and cases from plastics industrial as my main issue. However, I will consider whether is ethical or unethical, sustainable or unsustainable for my business ethics individual assignment as following below. Issue 1: Foods Industrial
Issue of Sibutramine
According to the Malaysian Association of Standards Users is on the mailing list of various consumer product safety enforcement and regulatory agencies around the world namely the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Korea. Some of the daily foods that was been tested by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory analyses confirmed the supplements contain Sibutramine which the active ingredient in weight-loss medication Meridia, previously that found to substantially increase blood pressure and heart rate and also linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It was removed from United States market.
In addition, physician and healthcare professional were discovered that the risks associated with the use of sibutramine include hallucinations, comas, glaucoma, psychosis, heart attacks, severe allergic reactions, thyroid disease, seizures, uncontrollable bleeding and kidney disorders such as interstitial nephritis. However, doctors rarely prescribe sibutramine for use during a woman is pregnancy if you have a history of congestive heart failure, heart disease, anorexia, brain damage, hypertension, gallstones it may very dangerous for you to take Sibutramine due to its side effects.
Moreover, I found that some of the supplements are unethical, because they make their products and labeled it is 100% natural on various websites and in some retail stores in the form of capsules and as coffees and teas. Issue of Listeria Monocytogenes
On September at Washington, the fruit Cantaloupes grown in the US state of Colorado have been linked to an outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that has killed 13 people and infected dozens more, US health authorities said Tuesday. The whole cantaloupes were from Jensen farms in the western US state which has recalled its Rocky Ford brand of cantaloupes grown in Granada, Colorado, said the Atlanta, Georgia-based US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. To date, deaths have been reported across much of the country in the case: two in Colorado, one in Kansas, one in Maryland, four in New Mexico, one in Oklahoma, and two in Texas, the CDC said in a statement.
However, they were among the total 72 reported infections in a total of 18 US states, the CDC added. The illnesses started on or around August 15, the statement added. Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium, is an agent that causes listeriosis, and is among the most virulent food-borne pathogens.
Nowadays, around the world of businessman should have responsible for understanding, providing and protecting the interests of consumers derives from that fact citizen-consumers depend on business to satisfy their many and varied material needs and wants. We rarely make our foods, clothing, supply our own fuel, manufacturer our own tools, or construct our own homes which are more likely to come from thousands of miles away than from our own places. The increasing complexity of today’s economy and the multifaceted dependence of consumers on business for their survival and enrichment have heightened business’s responsibilities to consumers which absolutely in the area of product safety.
Therefore, the huge issues of the some foods products,...
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