3M potentially faces billions in liabilities over $7.63 earplugs

for a small business 3M Foam for the US military threatens to become a major liability for the earplug-manufacturing giant.

Over 100,000 US military veterans Minnesota-based 3M . filed suit against More hearing damage linked to what the company claims was a defect in the company’s military-class earplugs. The company faces billions of dollars in potential costs from legal settlement or trials after soldiers alleged they had returned from the war with hearing damage caused by earplugs, which were bought by the government for about $7.63 a pair. .