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The PREP Act and Liability for EUA Medical Equipment

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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in order to address shortages of crucial medical equipment such as face masks and ventilators, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow certain manufacturers to make medical equipment who do not normally do so. Any manufacturer who produced this medical equipment under an EUA was given immunity from product liability under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.

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Trek Issues Safety Recall for Bicycles

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Many people enjoy spending time outdoors in the spring and summer months bicycling.  Recently, the bicycle company Trek recalled certain models of their bicycles due to a malfunction of a quick release lever on the front wheel hub, causing the wheel to separate from the bicycle.  The malfunction could cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle resulting in serious injuries.

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