Bloomberg: The holding will pay the plaintiffs $ 5,5 billion due to the supply of low-quality earplugs to the US Armed Forces

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Bloomberg: The holding will pay the plaintiffs $ 5,5 billion due to the supply of low-quality earplugs to the US Armed Forces

The American holding 3M got into another scandal, which led to a trial and the payment of a large amount to the plaintiffs. The company operates in the areas of industry, worker safety, healthcare and FMCG.

Recall that just two months ago the holding's management agreed to pay 10 billion dollars in a number of court cases regarding environmental pollution by chemicals.



Now, according to Bloomberg, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed against the company due to allegedly low-quality earplugs that 3M supplied to the US military.

The material says that some members of the US Armed Forces began to hear worse. Moreover, there are cases where the situation is described with a complete loss of hearing in soldiers.

At the same time, the plaintiffs allege that the aforementioned hearing problems arose precisely because of the supply of low-quality earplugs by 3M to the US military.

At the same time, it is reported that the American holding has already reached a preliminary agreement as part of the settlement of litigation. The company's management agreed to pay $5,5 billion to meet the plaintiffs' claims.

Thus, 3M does not even deny that they supplied low-quality anti-noise earplugs to the US Armed Forces.
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  1. +4
    28 August 2023 10: 24
    Well done 3M, inflicting all possible harm on the enemy!
  2. +1
    28 August 2023 10: 28
    low-quality anti-noise earplugs that 3M supplied to the US military.
    some members of the US Armed Forces began to hear worse.
    recourse The poor, I remember in our factories, they used cotton swabs, though "it was cotton, what kind of cotton" .... "Today cotton, pure silk" request
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  3. -1
    28 August 2023 10: 38
    ZM probably did not correctly write the operating instructions for the earplugs. It was always deposited in the memory. The American bought a motorhome, carefully studied the instructions and painted there only about comfort, probably consulted with his lawyer. a ditch. There was no clause in the instruction that the driver should not leave his seat on the move. The result is multimillion-dollar insurance payments from the manufacturer of motorhomes. Business is business.
    1. +1
      28 August 2023 11: 17
      There was no clause in the instruction that the driver should not leave his seat on the move. The result is multimillion-dollar insurance payments from the manufacturer of motorhomes. Business is business


      Well yes!
  4. +3
    28 August 2023 10: 45
    They say that Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov had certain hearing problems towards the end of his life, due to his frequent work at training grounds and shooting ranges.
    Beethoven, already being deaf, wrote the 9th symphony.

    If I could create in my life something as great as a Kalashnikov assault rifle or the 9th Symphony, I would agree to lose my hearing right now.

    With America, everything is more complicated. You definitely need to blame someone for your own stupidity and curvature, and it’s completely overpowered if you also shake out money through the court.
    1. +1
      28 August 2023 11: 40
      The manufacturer acknowledged that the product was of poor quality, and rightly received what he deserved.
      1. +2
        28 August 2023 17: 08
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        The manufacturer acknowledged that the product was of poor quality, and rightly received what he deserved.

        I know 3M products not by hearsay, but by my own production. Abrasives, for example, and accessories for them are among the best. As for protective equipment, I am well acquainted with their goggles and respirators. The brand is not cheap, of course, but it's worth it. And not only for the home, but also in production, I think the money was not invested in vain.
        And here...
        If the Pentagon needed to find the last one, and even withdraw money, then he would be found. And then everything is simple - if you want to continue working - pay and be silent. Yes, the market. Yes, tender. Only I am too familiar with the kitchen of our public procurement. I do not think that American tenders differ from ours in this respect. If not worse.
  5. -1
    28 August 2023 10: 59
    that is, roughly speaking, due to two pieces of cotton wool, 5 billion losses)))))
    1. 0
      28 August 2023 11: 44
      that is, roughly speaking, due to two pieces of cotton wool, 5 billion losses)))))

      There is no wool in these headphones. These are active earplugs with adaptive noise cancellation. They are made in such a way that with the help of built-in emitters they suppress loud sounds, but at the same time they leave the opportunity to hear everything around them normally and communicate with each other. ZM produces these for various applications - for shooters, military, industry, etc.
  6. 0
    28 August 2023 11: 00
    Thus, 3M does not even deny that they supplied low-quality anti-noise earplugs to the US Armed Forces.

    It is not clear then why the author writes "supposedly of poor quality"?
    due to allegedly poor-quality anti-noise inserts

    if they are really low-quality, and not "supposedly"?
    In general, such lawsuits keep manufacturers in good shape. A couple of times so lay down - and you can close the business.
  7. +2
    28 August 2023 11: 08
    The holding will pay plaintiffs $ 5,5 billion due to the supply of low-quality earplugs to the US Armed Forces
    They promoted a holding worth billions because of earplugs, you need to be able to do this. This is what the country of litigants and lawyers means. Didn’t you just try to open your mouth when shooting, and cover your ears with your palms? Some are from military supplies and many, others from lawsuits. That's how they live.
    1. 0
      28 August 2023 11: 43
      Always used 3m respirators and abrasives before, great product. But it also happens to the old woman .....