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  • 3 Surprising Products That Were Recalled

    Product recalls happen on a pretty regular basis. They are usually the result of a manufacturer discovering a flaw or problem with their product that could lead to a severe injury or create the potential for a lawsuit. Here are 3 of the most surprising recalls you might have missed. Recall 1: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Lapel Pins The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is ...
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  • Graco Recalls More than 25,000 Car Seats

    Graco is an American company that manufactures baby products. It’s based in North Carolina and is owned and operated by Newell Brands. It has produced thousands of different products since its inception in 1942. Recently, Graco needed to recall more than 25,000 car seats after a defect was found in the child safety product. Out of all things that should be safe to use, a product meant to keep ...
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  • Toyota Recalls More Than 800K Minivans Due to Defective Doors

    In a recent announcement , Toyota has announced that it will recall more than half a million minivans due to an issue with the vehicles’ sliding doors. The issue, found in Toyota Sienna models manufactured from 2011 to 2016, involves a circuit issue which can cause the doors to not properly latch when closed and suddenly open while in motion, potentially leading to accidents. What Is the Issue? ...
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  • Ford Recalls 680K Vehicles Due to Seatbelt Defect

    Of all the various safety features and technologies included in modern cars, basic seatbelts still offer some of the most essential and life-saving protection in the event of a collision. That is, as long as they work properly. For Ford, the uncertainty of the proper function of their vehicles’ seatbelts has prompted a massive recall of more than 680,000 vehicles sold globally. The Michigan-based ...
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  • Why You Should Not Ignore Your Vehicle Recall Notice

    If you have owned several cars, chances are good you have probably received a notice from your auto manufacturer at some point informing you that your vehicle is subject to a recall and is eligible for free repairs. While many are tempted to toss these notices out with the rest of their junk mail, this can be a major mistake. Your Life Could Be At Risk Automotive safety recalls are only issued ...
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  • BMW Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Fuel Pump

    BMW USA has announced that it will recall as many as 154,000 vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ fuel pumps. According to Consumer Affairs, the cars’ loose wiring within the fuel pumps could cause a connector to melt over time, causing fuel to leak and possible vehicle stalling – a combination which can potentially lead to crashes. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between 2007 and 2012 ...
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  • Ford Recalls Roughly 830K Vehicles with Faulty Door Latches

    Ford has announced a massive recall of more than 830,000 vehicles in the United States and Mexico due to an issue with the vehicles’ door handles. According to Ford, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch of the affected vehicles has been known to break, causing the doors to fail to latch and possibly open while driving. As it stands, only one reported accident and one injury have been ...
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  • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

    Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...
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  • GM Issues Massive Vehicle Recall Due to Brake Issue

    Blog: GM has recalled approximately 473,000 trucks and SUVs sold in North America due to a faulty nut installed in the vehicles’ brakes, leading to loosening over time and potentially rendering the brakes inoperative. The recall affects certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and reapply adhesive on the nut ...
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  • Takata Defective Airbags Continue to Cause Fatal Accidents

    Investigators in South Carolina have determined that South Carolina resident Joel Knight was fatally wounded by a defective Takata airbag inflator in his Ford Ranger in late December 2015. The “safety device” exploded so catastrophically during a minor collision with a wandering cow, police first called to the scene initially believed he had been struck by a stray bullet. This marks the 10 th ...
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  • Treadmill Accident: Mike Tysons Daughter Dies After Her Neck Gets Caught in Exercise Machine Cord

    A tragic treadmill accident this week claimed the life of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus On Monday, her 7-year-old brother found her with the cord that hangs from a treadmill console wrapped around her neck. Following the strangulation accident, Exodus’s mother tried to revive her with CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive at their home. The ...
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  • Using Indoor Tanning Beds Can Lead to Greater Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk, Reports UCSF Study

    According to a new study led by UCSF that recently published online in BMJ , indoor tanning beds can up the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. These tanning devices are already linked to malignant melanoma, which is the deadliest type of skin cancer. Considering that millions of people in the US use tanning salons each year, both these findings are disturbing. At The Gilbert Law Group®, ...
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  • CPSC Stopped About 647,000 Unsafe Products from Entering the US During 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012

    In the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, Consumer Product Safety Commission port investigators and US Customs Border Protection agents have stopped nearly 650,000 units (of approximately 240 different noncomplying products) from entering the country and reaching consumers. They screened over 2,900 shipments at ports of entry throughout the country and pulled the items that they determined were ...
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  • Is Your Wire Grill Brush a Dangerous Product?

    With the weather getting warmer, more people will be going outside to turn on the grill and start cooking meat, poultry, and other food items. While grilling is considered healthier than frying foods, there are also some risks involved. E.coli risks go up if you fail to properly grill your meat or chicken or you cook contaminated food products and burnt meat can contain carcinogens. However, there ...
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  • Registering Your Kids Products Can Help You Find Out About Dangerous Defects

    Under federal law, the manufacturers of toddler and infant products that are durable are supposed to include a pre-stamped postcard with each item. This gives parents the option to register the product via mail or online, which gives the product maker the ability to provide immediate notification in the event of a recall over a dangerous defect. Considering that millions of children’s products are ...
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  • NHTSA Probing Whether GM Chevrolet Volts Lithium-Ion Batteries Pose a Fire Hazard

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal probe into whether General Motors’s Chevy Volts’ batteries are at risk of catching fire after they are involved in a serious car crash. While GM has stated that its vehicle is not a fire hazard, the NHTSA remains committed to continuing its safety defect investigation until it reaches its own conclusions. Safety officials began ...
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  • Michigan Products Liability Lawsuit Seeks Wrongful Death Damages Against Nap Nanny Maker

    The parents of a 4-month-old girl who died after she became entrapped in her portable baby recliner is seeking $75K in Michigan products liability damages from manufacturer Baby Matters LLC. The baby, Juliette Thiel, died on July 9, 2010 from asphyxiation. The infant was found hanging from the Nap Nanny’s side while her face had gotten caught between the recliner and the crib bumper. In their ...
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  • Toys R Us Ordered to Pay $20.6M Products Liability Lawsuit in Inflatable Pool Slide Death

    A jury has awarded a family $20.6 million Massachusetts products liability verdict in their wrongful death case against Toys ‘R’ Us. Robin Aleo, 29, died in 2006 after she hit her head while sliding down a Banzai Falls, inflatable in-ground pool slide. At the time, Aleo, her husband, and their 18-month daughter were attending a pool party at a relatives’ home. As she went down head-first, side ...
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  • Parents File Texas Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Against General Motors Over Teenagers SUV Rollover Injuries

    The parents of a teenage girl are suing General Motor for her Texas SUV rollover accident injuries. The teen and other students were riding a Chevrolet Suburban in 2007 when the teacher, who was driving the vehicle, lost control of the sport utility vehicle, which then rolled over. Even though she was properly restrained, Rachel and Matt Blalock’s daughter was thrown from the SUV. Another teenager ...
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  • Products Liability Settlements Reached In Furniture Defect Lawsuits Against Martha Stewart and Kmart Over Patio Chairs That Caused Finger Injuries

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Kmart have settled three products liability lawsuits over patio furniture that the plaintiffs said either injured or amputated their fingers. The terms of the defective furniture settlements are confidential. However, all three complaints claimed that the legs of the lounge chairs act like “a guillotine” for hands and fingers that may get stuck between the chair ...
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  • Products Liability: Fire Gel Fuel Used in Firepots, Fancy Torches, and Personal Fireplaces Posing a Serious Burn Injury Hazard to Consumers

    With Tiki torches and citronella candles now being replaced by firepots and fancy torches as the main illuminator during outdoor summer gatherings, consumers may have to worry about their safety. It turns out that the gel fuel used to light these more chic devices can be very dangerous—so dangerous that in certain situations igniting the fuel gel can cause it to behave like napalm and quickly ...
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  • Auto Products Liability: Conversion Van Safety Defects Can Prove Catastrophic During a Traffic Crash

    If you or someone you love was injured in an accident while riding a conversion van, you should speak with an experienced auto products liability law firm immediately. Unfortunately, some of these full-size cargo vans that have been fitted with “luxury” amenities for camping and road trips may have sacrificed safety for utility and accessory. If this is the case, you may have reason to file a ...
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  • Florida Auto Products Liability: Toyota Smart Key Blamed for Womans Carbon Monoxide Death

    Chastity Glisson’s family is suing Toyota for Florida auto products liability and wrongful death. The 29-year-old died on August 25 from carbon monoxide poisoning when she left her Lexus running in her garage. Also nearly killed in the CO poisoning accident was Timothy Maddock, who was Glisson’s boyfriend. He is suing the automaker for his debilitating injuries. Glisson’s mom Kimberlin Nickles ...
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  • Products Liability Lawsuit: Ford Sued Over Defective Jack in Wrongful Death of Man

    The family of Rusty Lamont Hendriks is suing Ford for Texas products liability and wrongful death. The Hendriks claim that the auto manufacturer made a defective jack, which is why the family’s Ford Freestar minivan fell on him. Hendriks suffered fatal injuries on March 7 while trying to repair the Ford vehicle. He used the scissors jack, which was designed, made, and marketed for the van. ...
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  • Do Toning Shoes Cause Foot Injuries?

    Did you know that toning shoes actually may not provide additional fitness benefits and could even cause a wearer injuries? If you believe that you got hurt because you were wearing toning shoes, you should contact our products liability lawyers right away. According to SportsOneSource, buyers spent over $1 billion on these shoes last year, which its manufacturers claim provide a better walking ...
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