As of Aug. 15, 2019, 3M Company faces over 2,000 lawsuits for their dual-ended defective Combat Arms Earplugs, (CAEv2)
3M has already agreed to pay $9.1 million to the US Government, to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, to the United States military without disclosing defects that hampered the effectiveness of the hearing protection device.
Aearo Technologies originally designed and obtained an exclusive military contract for the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs in 2003. In 2008, 3M bought the company and took over the contract.
When they sold the earplugs to the military, 3M and Aearo claimed the unique dual-ended design allowed soldiers to insert the olive side to protect against all sound. With the yellow side inserted, the earplugs protected against explosions but allowed soldiers to hear spoken commands or approaching enemies.
Combat noise is a hazard for soldiers in training or fighting on the front lines on the ground, at sea, and in the air. To protect their hearing, between 2003 and 2015 the United States government issued these ‘dual ended combat arms earplugs’, as standard issue, made by 3M, but hundreds of soldiers say the ear plugs didn’t work, and now they’re paying the price.
Soldiers and veterans accuse 3M of knowingly committing fraud against the U.S. military, failing to warn the military and soldiers of the earplugs’ defects, and falsifying earplug test results and Mostyn Law firm is representing many of them.
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