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Category Archives: Products Liability

The Wave of the Future: Nest Disables Smoke Alarms

A manufacturer recently issued a warning on its popular smoke alarm after discovering it could be disabled during a fire. Nest is a home automation company acquired in January by Internet giant Google. Building on the popularity of its programmable thermostat, Nest offers a compatible smoke alarm called Nest Protect. In addition to interconnecting with… Read More »

No End in Sight: Vehicle Recalls Across the Board

The disturbing trend of vehicle recalls in the United States continues as more automakers reveal what they know about the cars they build. Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) began to recall vehicles it knew to possess a defective ignition switch. GM had known for years about the deadly flaw. In recent years, Toyota Motor… Read More »

Be Alert: FDA Halves Lunesta Dose

In an effort to reduce the dangerous morning-after effects of sleep aids, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced labeling and dosage changes for the drug eszopiclone, brand name Lunesta. In mid-May, the FDA reported findings of a study that looked at the effect of the drug on 91 healthy adults aged 25 to… Read More »

More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that… Read More »

The GM Ignition Recall: How it Could Affect Your Life

A tiny defect in several cars’ ignition switches has led to 13 confirmed deaths, many lawsuits and millions of recalls. The company behind it all? General Motors. In fact, many believe that someone at GM or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was aware of the defect early enough that lives could have been saved… Read More »

The GM Recall: A Personal Loss

Recently announced vehicle recalls by General Motors (GM) are provoking a firestorm of response from consumers, regulatory agencies and the U.S. Justice Department. For one Wisconsin family, the storm began in 2006.  The memorial for Wisconsin teen Amy Lynn Rademaker was held on her 16th birthday. Ms. Rademaker was returning from a shopping trip to… Read More »

Toyota Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Criminal Charges

In its continuing effort to put a recent history of death and defects behind it, Toyota Motor entered an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to pay $1.2 billion to settle criminal charges.  Since 2009, consumers and regulatory agencies sought answers to the mystery of unintended acceleration in… Read More »

Contaminated Food Roll Call: Cheese, Salad, Meat…

Listeriosis is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. In 2011, Listeria-contaminated cantaloupe caused the death of 33 people across the United States. The outbreak, traced to a farm in Colorado, was caused by unsanitary storage, antiquated cleaning equipment and poor agricultural hygiene.  By March of this year, one person had died and eight others were… Read More »

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 »