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....
Softball bat recalled due to separation risk
Posted in Accident & Injury, Product Liability on May 3, 2013
Unless you wear a suit of armor like Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 3,” there is always a risk of injury when you play sports. Having an aluminum bat split in two and flying into the stands is not something anyone expects to happen, but it has been happening and has prompted a...
Is your vehicle one of 3 million with an airbag recall?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Product Liability on April 15, 2013
Last week, we told you about three recalls announced by Chrysler in the same day. Those recalls affected a total of 247,000 vehicles. Now, four Japanese automakers are recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because airbags on the passenger’s side could catch fire and injure passengers. The airbags, manufactured by Takata Corp., were included in...
Is your sofa dangerous? How about your shampoo? Retailers urged to pull potentially toxic products
Posted in Product Liability on April 12, 2013
Do you know what is in your shampoo? Did you know that hundreds, maybe even thousands of products, available on store shelves may contain dangerous chemicals? Health and environmental groups launched a national campaign Thursday to urge 10 major retailers, including Walmart, Target and Costco, to remove products containing hazardous chemicals from their shelves....