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    Phillies’ Pitching Prospect Loses Eye in Freak Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    In late June, 22-year-old Matt Imhof, a minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, lost his right eye when a resistance band he was training with tore loose from a wall and its metal base was hurled into the player’s face. Imhof suffered a fractured nose, two fractured orbital bones, and complete loss of […]

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    Is Star Trek Actor’s Death Due to an Auto Defect?

    By Michael Barasch

    On June 19, actor Anton Yelchin, best known to audiences for his role as Ensign Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movie series, died outside his home after his car rolled backward down his steep driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence. Mr. Yelchin’s 2015 Jeep Cherokee had been […]

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    Fiat Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger Vehicles

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently issued a recall for 322,000 Dodge Charger sedans, prompted by malfunctioning side airbags that could deploy if the car’s doors are slammed shut. The recall announcement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement this summer from the company, when 844,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks were recalled. According to the company, […]

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    The Different Types of Product Recalls

    By Dominique A. Penson

    As consumers, we buy products in good faith, believing that manufacturers have complied with all necessary regulations to ensure the goods we use—whether they are motor vehicles, electronics or food — are safe and reliable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Product recalls are common, and as widely publicized cases like those involving the […]

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    Water Bottles Recalled After Possible E. Coli Contamination

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Consumers could be facing some risks when they take a drink from a cold bottle of water this summer, as the Niagara Bottling Company has issued a recall of some of its products upon discovering a spring it uses as a source of water was contaminated with E. coli. The products were widely distributed to […]

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    Ford Recalls New F-150 Pickup Trucks

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Automaker Ford recently issued a recall of more than 12,300 of its 2015 model year F-150 pickup trucks. The recall spans North America and involves the possible faulty riveting on the upper intermediate or I-shaft. Separation of the unit can cause an unpredictable loss of steering control. One incident that appears related to the recall […]

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    Appeals Court Dismisses Worker’s Products Liability Claim for Mesothelioma

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A New York appeals court dismissed a scrap metal worker’s claim for mesothelioma stemming from dismantling steam systems in vacant buildings.  The worker sued the William Powell Company for products liability.  Powell manufactured valves that contained asbestos in their packing and gaskets.  In rejecting the claim, the court said that even if the valves were […]

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  • Products LiabilityAuto Accidents

    Auto Recalls More Common Today Than Ever Before

    By Dominique A. Penson

    It has been a record year for automotive recalls, both in the United States and worldwide. According to a figure released in mid-February by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 64 million vehicles were recalled in 2014 for safety problems, smashing any previous records. In fact, that number was greater than the total of […]

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    Chrysler Issues Major Pickup Truck Recall

    By Dominique A. Penson

    It has been a turbulent year for automakers across the world, with high-profile recalls reaching record numbers. Now Fiat Chrysler has added a new slate of recalled vehicles to the 2014 totals at the close of the year, recalling approximately 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickup trucks.  The recall was issued after a problem […]

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    Huge Keurig Recall Affects Seven Million Machines

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Keurig made big news around the holiday season when it issued a recall of approximately seven million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines. According to the company, the recall was to address the issue of reported burns associated with using the machines.  The specific product recalled was the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System with model […]

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