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Posted By Legal Team | December 6 2022 | Mass/Class Action, Product Liability

This Holiday, Have a (Safe) Toy Story

Even though U.S. toy safety standards are among the toughest in the world, toys can hurt and even kill children, according to Joan Lawrence, the U.S. Toy Association’s “Toy Safety Mom” whose formal title is senior vice president of standards and regulatory affairs. Lawrence asserts that U.S. toymakers are committed to ensuring the safety of…

Posted By Legal Team | March 7 2022 | Birth Injuries, Firm News, Product Liability

FDA Issues Warning about Abbott Lab’s Powdered Baby Formula

As lawyers who concentrate in birth injury cases and defective products litigation, we were deeply distressed to learn that some of Abbott Laboratories’ now-recalled nutritional powdered baby formula for pre-term babies allegedly led to necrotizing enterocolitis, a potentially deadly digestive condition. The FDA issued a warning to consumers not to use the powdered formula produced…

Posted By Legal Team | January 19 2022 | Firm News, Product Liability

Juul e-cigarettes maker fighting for its life

Sales of the once-popular Juul e-cigarette have plunged by $500 million, jeopardizing the company’s very existence. Chalk that up to massive awareness campaigns by those who believe the product’s potential health hazards and controversial marketing tactics to young people must be stopped. What’s on the line is whether the Food and Drug Administration will ban…

Posted By Legal Team | September 10 2021 | Firm News, Product Liability

FDA delays rule to ban vaping giant Juul

Federal officials today banned the sale of thousands of electronic cigarettes but delayed making a decision on whether to allow the popular brand Juul to remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement that applications for nearly 950,000 mostly flavored e-cigarettes were denied, primarily due to their attractiveness to…

Posted By Legal Team | August 30 2021 | Firm News, Product Liability

Philips Recalls Certain Types of Its Breathing Machines

Some 24 million Americans who use certain models of Philips breathing machines are searching for new equipment in the wake of a company recall due to the products’ potential cancer risks. The recall, which also includes ventilators made before April 26, includes a dozen types of the CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices that help people…

Posted By Legal Team | August 16 2021 | Firm News, Product Liability

Government to Investigate Tesla’s Autopilot after Several Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a formal investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot system because of its alleged inability to detect parked emergency vehicles, according to documents posted on its website today. NHTSA said it knew of 11 crashes since 2018 when Tesla vehicles operating under Autopilot control hit fire trucks, police cars,…

Posted By Legal Team | July 27 2021 | Firm News, Product Liability

Chevy Bolt EVs Recalled for a Second Time

Apparently the first “fix” didn’t help. Last Friday, General Motors again issued a recall for its 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of fire risks. The manufacturer had already recalled the vehicle last October, but even after the fix was applied, two cars at least were reported to have caught fire. The previous recall was…

Posted By Legal Team | June 14 2021 | Firm News, Mass/Class Action, Product Liability

Defective Takata Airbags Lead to Injuries, Deaths

Since 2014, 67 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled due to a significant defect in the bag’s inflators. A January 2021 report by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that over 20 people in the U.S. have died and more than 400 have been injured because of the faulty airbags. High…

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