Product Liability

2016 Most Dangerous Toys

Dangerous Toys 2016   Every year before the Holiday season, W.A.T.C.H. a non-profit organization whose acronym stands for World Against Toys Causing Harm releases a “10 Worst List”. In order to make the list, toys are rated by their potential to cause serious injury or death to children. In the past, we’ve seen toys that Read More...

Defective Medical Device Alert: IVC Filters

IVC filters (Inferior Vena Cava filters) are medical devices that are small cone-shaped devices similar to the one pictured below.  It is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys and is typically implanted into patients who are not candidates for blood thinning medications.  The filter is designed to capture a blood clot or an embolism Read More...

W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) has released its Top Ten list just in time for the Christmas shopping season.   Operating under the belief that parents have the right to assume that the toys they are giving their children are safe, the  40 year old organization has made it its mission to identify hazardous Read More...

We all know what a rollover crash looks like.  Chances are you've seen a fantastic rollover crash scene in at least one movie or television show in the past month.  The make-believe accidents can last for several seconds, while the cars strike many other cars, objects and bystanders and the occupants inside of the vehicle Read More...

Kudos to Consumer Reports

In 2014, Poison Control Centers received nearly 12,000 calls regarding children ingesting or coming into contact with the concentrated detergent in a laundry pod. Because of this, Consumer Reports has declared that they are no longer recommending the dangerous product and is telling consumers to avoid the product altogther if they have children under the Read More...

Not All Smoke Detectors Are Created Equal

Do you know what type of smoke detector you have in your home?  Did you know there were two different types of smoke detectors?  If you answered "no" to either of these questions, you are not alone.  Most people are unaware that the smoke detectors in their homes will not warn them soon enough in Read More...

Having A Yard Sale In Roanoke, Virginia?

                        Fall is a great time for yard sales.  Cool, sunlit mornings beg for bargain hunters to come out and find treasure! If you are having a yard sale, please check out the Consumer Product and Safety Commission website for any items that may Read More...

The CPSC announced a recall from Coleman regarding inflatable inner tubes pictured here:                     The CPSC has received reports of 24 people who had skin irritation after coming into contact with the inner tubes. Coleman is replacing the tubes at no charge.  For more information call Read More...

A recall was announced earlier this week of the Ace Bayou Bean Bag and Gaming Chairs.  The foam beads used to fill the chairs pose a danger of suffocation to users.   I was surprised to read that two children had died because of this product.  One was a three year old and the other Read More...

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times this week an inquiry by the NHSTA and the Justice Department has discovered documents revealing General Motors knew of the potentially fatal defect in 2001, before the recalled products were sold.  Internal memos from the company cite the reasons for not fixing the defect as too costly Read More...