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Toxic Shock Syndrome

Carr v. International Playtex, Inc. and the Proctor and Gamble Distributing Company is one of at least 100 civil suits brought to U.S. District Courts nationwide in the light of the connection between changes in tampon make and marketing and the rise of Toxic Shock Syndrome diagnoses in the early 1980s. These suits resulted in an acknowledgement of the cause by companies and a push for new warning labels on the products. This particular case was settled out of court and under the condition that the terms of the settlement could not be disclosed.

Subject

Toxic shock syndrome

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

Civil Case Files, Orlando, Florida

Date

1980

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 29 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 657499

Coverage

Orlando (Fla.)

Original Format

Paper
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