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Practice Areas: Defective Products

Toyota Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles for Defective Air Bags

Toyota recalled 1.7 million more vehicles for defective Takata air bags. Several automakers are recalling around 10 million vehicles. The Takata recall is the the largest recall campaign in history.  To date, 23 deaths worldwide have been blamed on the rupturing of defective Takata air bag inflators. Vehicles Included in Recall This latest recall includes certain 2010-2016 […]

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Ford Recalling Nearly 1 Million Vehicles for Takata Airbags

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. Be sure your car is not on the list. Check your VIN at Ford’s Website – Important Information About Takata Airbag Inflator Recalls  

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J & J to Settle Consumer Claims for Defective Artificial Hips

Johnson & Johnson has started the process of settling claims based on proof that it sold artificial hips knowing they were defective. According to a December 9 court document, the federal judge in Texas who is charge of the the cases said approximately 3,300 of 10,000 “have settled or are in the process of settling.’’ […]

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Safety – Important When Buying Toys This Holiday Season

Our firm is dedicated to getting the word out about toy safety and recalls so the toys you buy for your loved ones are safe. World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) just revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2018.” Is one of these dangerous toys on your holiday shopping list? Holiday shopping […]

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FDA Finds Textured Breast Implants Linked to Lymphoma

In March 2017, the FDA announced nine women died from a rare form of cancer, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), caused by their textured breast implants, according to the New York Times. Textured Breast Implants Nearly all of the nine cases of the lymphoma were linked to breast implants that had a textured or slightly rough […]

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FDA Gets Tough on E-cigarettes 

The recent announcement by the FDA that it is cracking down on e-cigarettes and the popular Juul vaping devices is good news. E-cigarette use poses a serious health risk to young people. Use of these devices increases the likelihood of addiction and harm to brain development and respiratory health. Second-hand exposure to e-cigarette vapor that […]

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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Fire Risk

Ford is recalling almost 2 million of its popular F–150 pickup trucks to fix a seat belt defect which can cause vehicle fires. At issue: an internal component of the seat belt, the pretensioner, that can ignite fires. According to USA Today, the recall applies to the 2015–2018 model year Ford F-150 made from March […]

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Jury Orders Makers of Roundup to Pay $289 Million in Cancer Trial

On Friday a California jury found Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, responsible for a school groundskeeper’s cancer and ordered it to pay $289 million in damages, according to the New York Times. The jury sided with 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson who contended he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the weedkillers Roundup and Ranger Pro while he […]

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Vitamix Recalls Blender Containers Due to Laceration Hazard

Vitamix recalled about 105,000 blender containers because the containers may separate from the blade’s base, exposing the blades and posing a laceration risk. According to Consumer Reports, the company received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers’ hands came in contact with exposed blades. The recall affects Vitamix Ascent and Venturist series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending […]

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Furniture Tip-Over Deaths – Help Keep Your Family Safe

According to information provided to Consumer Reports by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every 17 minutes, a piece of furniture, TV or appliance tips over causes an injury in the U.S. Between 2000-2016, tip-overs caused 195 deaths. Even worse, a child is killed by a falling piece of furniture in the U.S. every two weeks. In […]

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