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The Different Types of Product Recalls

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 […]

Water Bottles Recalled After Possible E. Coli Contamination

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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