Practice Areas: Defective Products

Over 150,000 Nap Nanny Portable Baby Recliners Recalled Due to Deaths and Injuries

by Brian Sherman Nap Nanny baby recliners have been recalled after a complaint by  U.S Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC). The recliners are made by Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania and were sold on-line and in stores including Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. This request comes after five infant deaths […]

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News-Journal Story: Court Upholds Tobacco Judgment

On December 21st, The First District Court of Appeal upheld a $15 million judgment in favor of a smoker’s surviving family in Mrozek v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, after the tobacco company appealed a verdict from March 2, 2011. “I am pleased the court of appeal upheld the judgment.  Our clients are one step closer to […]

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Christmas Light Safety

It’s the time of year when many will decorate their homes with Christmas lights. As you prepare to string lights on your roof and landscape, and put up your tree, you may want to consider these safety tips: • Before you put up your lights, be sure to check each of them for cracked cords, […]

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St. Jude Medical, Inc. Issues Recall of Its Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillator Leads

On Nov. 28, 2011, the medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical, Inc. issued a recall of its Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial defibrillator leads. “Leads” are the wires that connect an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to the heart in order to monitor heart rhythms for life-threatening heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and to deliver electrical shocks […]

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UPDATE – FDA Warning: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Transvaginal mesh implants have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse “POP” and stress urinary incontinence. In 2010, almost 300,000 women received mesh implants. However, in July 2011, the FDA issued a public safety warning about these products. The warning states that studies show 10 percent of women who underwent transvaginal mesh surgery to correct […]

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Four Million Bumbo Baby Seats Being Recalled After Injuries from Falls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported this week that Bumbo International  is  recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after many babies  suffered injuries, including skull fractures. The seats, made in South Africa, were sold at Babies R Us, Sears, Target Corp, Toys R Us, USA Babies, Walmart and other stores as well as  online […]

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Over 700,000 Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled

Toyota is recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans to correct a suspension problem that could cause the vehicles to crash.  The company said if the rear suspension nuts are not tightened properly following  a wheel alignment, the arms can rust and separate from the vehicle.  There have been nine crashes and three minor […]

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Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

Peg Perego has recalled more than two hundred thousand strollers because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them.  One death has already been reported. The reports said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among children younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, […]

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Michelin Recalling 77,000 Tires Due to Bad
Tire Casing

Michelin is recalling 77,000 tires because of bad tire casing. It is being reported that the casing “may experience a loss of integrity” and could have rapid air loss. Rapid air loss in tires while a car is moving is likely to result in a crash. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12T009 Synopsis: Michelin North America, […]

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Johnson & Johnson Fined $1.2 Billion for Concealing Dangers of Drug

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, an Arkansas court fined healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, $1.2 billion after a jury found that the companies had minimized or concealed the dangers associated with the drug, Risperdal. The fine was for nearly 240,000 violations of the Arkansas Medicaid fraud law, as well as […]

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