Product Liability

Product Safety: October 27

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...

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Product Safety: October 19

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...

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Legal news roundup – May 20

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...

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Pass & Seymour Recalls Electrical Receptacles

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...

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Recall alerts for Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot

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...

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Recall alert: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles

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....

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Lawsuit: Juul targeted kids with online ads

[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...

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Couple awarded more than $2 billion in 3rd Roundup cancer trial

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....

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Softball bat recalled due to separation risk

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...

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Is your vehicle one of 3 million with an airbag recall?

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...

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