Category Archives: Product Liability

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Heart Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

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Product recalls often vary greatly in terms of severity. In some cases, consumer goods are recalled because of a minor labeling error, posing little to no injury risk to anyone who purchased the product. On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes consumer products are subject to safety recalls because they have such a… Read More »

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FDA Plans to Speed Up Recall Notices

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When a product is recalled due to a safety defect, consumers who own the products often do not receive notice in time to prevent injuries. While many recalls occur because at least one consumer already has sustained injuries from the dangerous product, it can take awhile for news about a design, manufacturing, or marketing… Read More »

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Overheating Laptop Batteries Prompt Consumer Recall

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When they are used properly, consumer products should not pose a risk of injury to the consumers who buy and use them. However, serious product defects frequently result in recalls, and those recalls often occur only after one or more people have sustained injuries. According to a recent report from CNET, Hewlett Packard (HP)… Read More »

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Fire Hazards Are a Major Cause of Product Recalls

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In today’s marketplace, consumers are faced with an ever increasing array of choices when it comes to products available for purchase. Whether shopping online, in-store or via catalog (do they still have those?), buyers can pick and choose from a wide range of brands, models, colors and options. However, every product has at least… Read More »

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Florida Resident Files First Lawsuit For Defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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If you are caught up with the news, you likely saw that Samsung recently issued an official recall of millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. This recall was issued after customers filed multiple reports of their Note 7 batteries overheating and causing burns and fires in cars and garages. It is no surprise… Read More »

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Liability for Defective Products in Florida: Examining Different Types of Defects

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Imagine you buy your child a brand new bike for his birthday. He immediately hops right onto the bike and starts peddling down the street when it breaks and he falls to the street, breaking his arm. A few questions pop into your mind: Did the bike cause your child’s injuries? Was there something… Read More »

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Hoverboards Still for the Future? Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

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Remember when you were younger, watching “Back to the Future” and dreaming of one day being Marty McFly and getting to soar around on your very own hoverboard? This past year, toy makers turned those dreams into reality with the release of an real hoverboard. But no sooner were those hoverboards “flying” off the… Read More »

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News on the Takata Airbag Recall

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The Takata airbag recall, begun back in November 2014, continues to expand.  According to Consumer Reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called it “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”  The recall was expanded in May 2016, and a new report out of the Senate Commerce Committee says… Read More »

Ikea Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers Linked to Child Deaths

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IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has always been a favorite of mine.  Having made several furniture purchases for my children from the retailer in the past, the loss of life due to IKEA’s failure to provide the proper equipment, hits close to home.  After the deaths of three toddlers, as a result of their being pinned beneath… Read More »

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“Unreasonably Dangerous” Products

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In 2014, General Motors admitted to serious defects with the ignition switches in millions of its vehicles.  The switches could slip out of position, turning off the car’s engine and disabling both the brakes and power steering, leaving the car difficult to control.  According to Bloomberg.com, the auto manufacturer has recalled 30 million cars… Read More »

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