Baby Walkers: Not Worth the Safety Risk
Posted in In the news, Product Liability on January 18, 2021
Did you know that the sale of baby walkers is banned in Canada? If the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gets its way, the same will be true in the United States. Why would the AAP want to ban something as seemingly run-of-the-mill as a baby walker? The answer is simple—baby walkers are dangerous. Baby...
Recent Recalls and Withdrawals from the FDA
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on November 12, 2020
The list below provides information on food, drug and product recalls from November 1 - 11. Food and Drug Recalls Product Recall Information Tanimura & Antle Inc. Romaine Lettuce Tanimura & Antle Inc. Possible contamination with E. coli Those with questions or concerns can call the Tanimura & Antle Consumer Hotline at 877-827-7388, Monday...
Product Safety: October 27
Posted in Automobile, In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on October 27, 2020
The latest American Association for Justice News Brief covers important product safety news. Marijuana Carries Many Health Risks Similar to Tobacco [caption id="attachment_32206" align="alignright" width="414"] Tobacco and marijuana share many health risks.[/caption] New York Times - Research suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco. “Many people...
Product Safety: October 19
Posted in In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on October 20, 2020
The latest American Association for Justice News Brief covers important product safety news. Battery Fires in Electric Cars [caption id="attachment_32113" align="alignright" width="350"] Battery fires have been in the news of late.[/caption] Automotive News - General Motors, Ford, Hyundai and BMW have had several electric car fires in the past week. Approximately 171,500 electric vehicle...
Legal news roundup – May 20
Posted in Firm News, In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on May 20, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc Baby Powder New York Times / May 20 - Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder. The product once defined the company’s wholesome image and they have...
Pass & Seymour Recalls Electrical Receptacles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on April 16, 2020
On April 9, 2020, Pass & Seymour recalled commercial-grade electrical receptacles due to a burn hazard. A manufacturing error within the product could lead consumers to improperly force the plug into the receptacle, resulting in overheating and, ultimately, a burn risk. A list of recalled models is available here. The model number is printed...
Recall alerts for Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on March 26, 2020
Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot announced product recalls. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSD) issued an important recall remedy notice: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms...
Recall alert: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on March 2, 2020
Beverageware company Contigo announced another recall of its kids' water bottles. The issue is a detaching spout that poses a choking hazard to children. Contigo has received 427 reports of detached spouts. Twenty-seven spouts were discovered in children's mouths. The recall is for water bottles with a black spout base and black spout cover....
Lawsuit: Juul targeted kids with online ads
Posted in Class Action, Health & Wellness, In the news, Product Liability on February 20, 2020
[video width="600" height="350" mp4="https://www.elkandelk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/In_a_new_lawsuit_Ju-1.mp4"][/video] The Lawsuit In a new lawsuit, Juul is accused of targeting underage customers in its advertising campaigns. On February 12, the state of Massachusetts filed suit against the e-cigarette manufacturer and its former parent company – Pax Labs – claiming that the organization aimed its early advertising at children. Citing...
Couple awarded more than $2 billion in 3rd Roundup cancer trial
Posted in Accident & Injury, Product Liability on May 14, 2019
On May 13, a California jury awarded a massive $2.055 billion verdict in the latest lawsuit claiming popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer. The damages were awarded to plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who have been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. Alva Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in 2011....