Failure to warn

The makers of paint strippers containing methylene chloride all warn against using the product where fumes can accumulate, but the Center for Public Integrity could find no labels that explained the potentially fatal consequences of insufficient ventilation. Here’s what Jasco, a commonly available paint stripper linked to one such death, warns about on its back label — scroll down and click on the highlighted text for more details. Jasco’s manufacturer says its labels were approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Image source: Jasco manufacturer W.M. Barr & Co.