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Category Archives: Products Liability

GM Recalls 1.6 Million Cars for Deadly Defect

The weight of a key ring on certain GM models causes the car to shift from run to accessory. This kills the engine — and possibly killed at least 13 people.  In 2006, General Motors (GM) produced a technical bulletin describing a problem with heavy key chains and the inadvertent shutdown of the car engine… Read More »

Graco Recalls Millions of Faulty Car Seats

On the road, young children need to be in their seat — a safe car seat. Recently, Graco Children’s Products, Inc. recalled almost four million car seats because of a faulty buckle.  The recall stretches across 11 car seat models offered by Graco. According to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) of the National Highway… Read More »

Problems with “The Safest Car in America”

In October, Tesla Motors took some heat when one of its Model S cars caught fire and burned across the Internet in a viral video. In the weeks since, the safety reputation of this unique electric car has gone up in smoke as two more fires raise questions about its design. In the past, the… Read More »

Kickbacks, Misbranding and Criminal Accusations: Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $2.2 Billion to End Investigations

The once-trusted healthcare products giant Johnson & Johnson entered into an agreement in November with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay one of the largest healthcare fraud settlements in U.S. history. Facing civil complaints and criminal allegations, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries agreed to pay $2.2 billion to end investigations into off-label marketing… Read More »

Toyota Settles Sudden Acceleration Case After Guilty Verdict

In 2007, Jean Bookout was at the wheel of her 2005 Camry with her friend Barbara Schwartz. The friends exited an Oklahoma highway before Ms. Bookout discovered she could not stop her car. The vehicle sped through an intersection and hit an embankment, killing 70-year-old Ms. Schwartz and seriously injuring now 82-year-old Ms. Bookout. For… Read More »

Home for the Holidays: Caution — Contaminated Spices

With the approaching holiday season, cooks across America are reaching for the spice cabinet to create favorite family dishes. In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that might put a damper on recipes that call for imported spice. Continued efforts by the FDA to improve food safety led to development… Read More »

Bright Lights Big Hazard: FDA Comments on Laser Toys

A few years ago, lasers were novel and used primarily in eye surgeries or in high-tech industries. Today, lasers are found in toys for children and even for cats. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance document to heighten awareness of the dangers of lasers in products used by children and… Read More »

Strollers: Keeping the Next Generation Safe

The Duchess of Cambridge has one. So do Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller and a host of other high-end moms. Selling for roughly $1,000, Bugaboo strollers are a must-have item for well-wheeled babies, but does expensive mean safe?  In January of this year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for Chameleon and Donkey… Read More »

A Little Bird and the Food Poisoning Next Door

Eating should not be dangerous. In recent years, the safety of the food supply at home and in restaurants has become a much talked-about issue. In New York, if you eat out regularly, you might want to know about complaints of illnesses following restaurant visits. New research might help you figure that out.  While many… Read More »

Consumer Product Safety: Your Government at Work

Our law firm represents clients injured in accidents involving vehicles, worksites, medical errors, and defective products and premises. Five years ago, in the wake of serious incidents involving dangerous products for children, then-president George Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). In the years since the passage of the act, significant… Read More »

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