3M sold Defective Dual-ended Military Earplugs
US-government contractor and mega-corporation 3M sold defective dual-ended military earplugs to the Defense Logistics Agency. These earplugs were standard-issue to American service members throughout 2002 and 2015 during the global War on Terror.
Unfortunately, this problem was severely widespread and affected all major branches of the U.S. military. The 3M earplugs had a design defect that makes it inadequate to actually protect hearing because much of the time it would not secure properly inside our soldiers’ ears as promised.
In layman’s terms, these 3M earplugs were far too small and short to actually form the proper seal around the ear canal, exposing thousands, if not millions, of our American service members to hazardous hearing scenarios without real-ear protection.
Now, many attorneys are filing claims on behalf of veterans alleging that 3M KNEW these earplugs were defective and purposefully deceived the American military to make an extra buck.
Defective 3M Earplug Lawsuits explained
The Department of Defense distributed hundreds of millions of (ear-protection) CAEv2 devices to service personnel and veterans in the United States and abroad. In addition, 3M Company sold these gadgets for civilian commercial uses, including those by the U.S. Border Patrol.
3M Corp knew of the risks and dangers these faulty designs posed to consumers. Despite this, they failed to warn military personnel and civilians of the potential hearing loss and damage they might experience.
As a result, many have suffered from tinnitus (a ringing in the ears), permanent hearing loss, and other significant injuries.