Product Liability

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, [...]

Product liability claims can occur under the following circumstances: 1) There was a design flaw with the product that caused  a  personal injury; 2)The manufacturer failed to warn consumers of dangers associated with the product when in normal and intended use and someone was injured; or 3)The product was made not made correctly and caused an injury. [...]

The NY Times reported yesterday that General Motors knew for a fact as early as 2009 that a fatal ignition switch was in use in over a million cars that were sold to the American public. Unfortunately, decisions made in the best interest of corporate greed caused the company to hide the information from the American public and allowed [...]

General Motors has recently recalled the following vehicles for ignition switch malfunction: 2005-2007  Chevy Cobalt 2005-2007  Pontiac G5 2006-2007 Chevy HHRs 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice 2006-2007 Saturn Sky A malfunctioning ignition switch is especially dangerous.  Drivers may be traveling at a high rate of speed when the car suddenly turns off, causing the driver to lose power [...]

Playtex has recalled 1.4 million pacifier holder clips sold in the United States and Canada from 2010 through 2013.  The clips can break into small pieces and pose a choking hard for the child. Playtex has received 99 reports of this happening.  No injuries have been reported.  Playtex recommends that parents discontinue use and are [...]

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda are recalling millions of its automobiles today due to faulty airbags deployment.  In a news release, a representative from U.S. Toyota said, ” The involved vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the [...]

In 2009, a two-year old from Michigan was killed when she became entangled in a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor. Today, the CPSC and Blinds Xpress announced a recall of approximately 315,000 horizontal blinds and 139 custom-made blinds. The dangers of window blinds are not limited to the blinds that [...]

  The Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewer was recalled by the manufacturer because of 164 reports of the brewer chamber opening and expeling hot coffee grounds and water. Sixty-one people have reported injuries such as burns to the face, upper torso and hands. More information about the recall is posted on the CPSC website http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12263.html and [...]

Nationwide, eleven people have died from liver failure after taking Terbinafine, a drug that is used to treat nail fungal infections of the scalp, body, groin (jock itch), feet (athlete’s foot), fingernails, and toenails. These deaths prompted the FDA to issue a public health advisory in 2009 stating, “The FDA is issuing a public health advisory [...]

Picture yourself driving down the highway, traveling at the posted speed limit… 45 mph, 55 mph, perhaps even 65 or 70 mph and your vehicle suddenly begins to BRAKE.  With no pressure to the brake pedal, no one has touched the emergency brake, and no, a floor mat isn’t causing the brake pedal to stick…. [...]