Category: Defective Products

Defective Product Claims: The Basics

October 27, 2016 | Category: Defective Products, Personal Injury

If you have been injured due to a defective product, you may be able to assert a product liability claim.  Product liability claims can be challenging, due to the fact that defendant-manufacturers often have significant resources to fight the case and are incentivized to promote legal conflict (so as to prevent future plaintiffs from asserting their claims).

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Hoverboards - Too Dangerous for Amazon

March 7, 2016 | Category: Defective Products

Amazon pulled all hoverboards from their listed items for sale on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. This action follows the CPSC’s (Consumer Product Safety Commission) saying “…they (hoverboards) pose an unreasonable risk of fire.” Toys R Us and Target have also pulled hoverboards from their websites, according to Ben Fox Rubin of CNet.  

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Federal Study To Examine Synthetic Artificial Turf

February 29, 2016 | Category: Defective Products

The Obama administration announced this month a federal study to look into the potential health risks of crumb-rubber synthetic turf used on athletic fields and elsewhere. Three agencies will carry out the study. They are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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Takata Airbag Recalls Are Increasing in 2016!

February 12, 2016 | Category: Defective Products

Although more than 20 million vehicles have been recalled because of the risk of violent airbag explosions, recalls of Takata airbags are not over. The original recalls affected mostly older vehicles, model years from 2008 and earlier. The NHTSA reported that Takata is notifying the 12 affected automakers using its airbags, that more recent model vehicles using the Takata airbags are also at risk.

  

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Product Recalls on Household Goods Are High

January 26, 2016 | Category: Defective Products

Every manufacturer is supposed to follow best practices with respect to ensuring designs are safe and that the manufacturing of products follows established protocols. Manufacturers of products should also test the items they sell to make sure any risks are identified so the danger can be reduced and consumers can be warned about potential problems. 

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