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Practice Areas: Defective Products

Fake Car Seats Are Not Fake News

A terrifying scam has been discovered that could take the life of a child. Hospital officials recently found two counterfeit car seats during one of their safety programs. Their car seat technician discovered a fake car seat during a routine car seat check as a mother and her newborn were being discharged from the hospital. […]

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Is Your Lyft or Uber Vehicle Under a Recall?

According to CarFax, in 2018 there were 57 million vehicles on the road with open safety recalls. That equates to one in five cars in the U.S. If you travel using ride-sharing from Uber or Lyft, you may be riding in one of those recalled vehicles. Your driver may be safe, but their car may not […]

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J&J Settles Hip Implant Claims For $120 Million

DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $120 million to settle claims of deceptive marketing for the defective metal-on-metal hip implants. Forty-six attorneys general announced the settlement. It was alleged that DePuy engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the marketing of the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implants. J&J, U.S. […]

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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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