3M Military Earplug News - Hearing Loss

Below are some of our news stories explaining the lawsuit against 3M involving the sale of defective military combat earplugs . To learn more, click Military Combat Earplugs.

  • Testing Shows 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Totally Inadequate

    Aearo Technologies’ Combat Arms earplugs were standard issue for U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The devices were hailed as groundbreaking technology that enabled soldiers to protect their hearing while still being able to hear commands amidst war zones.

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  • 3M’s Legal Defense Rejected by Federal Judge

    A federal court judge ruled on Friday, July 24, 2020, that 3M created designs for its Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) without U.S. military input, and so the company cannot use the government contract defense at trial.

    In planning their legal strategy, 3M lawyers aimed to invoke the government contract defense, which protects companies from facing liability for defective products that are designed and produced for the federal government.

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