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Blog Posts in December, 2012

  • Sacramento Kings, Francisco Garcia Settle Products Liability Lawsuit Over Defective Exercise Ball

    Ledraplastic S.p.a. has settled the exercise equipment lawsuits filed against it by the Sacramento Kings and team member Francisco Garcia. The swingman sustained severe injuries when an exercise ball made by the company manufactured exploded while he was on it. Garcia had to miss four months of a five-year contract extension valued at $29.6M while he recovered. The defective product occurred on ...
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  • About 50,000 Dream On Me Bath Seats Recalled Over Drowning Hazard

    The CPSC and importer Dream On Me Inc. are recalling about 50,000 bath seats because the product does not satisfy federal safety standards and poses a drowning hazard to babies. Already, there have been five reports involving this product, including a near drowning accident involving a 12-month-old girl who almost died. According to the recall, due to a lack of stability, the Dream on Me Bath ...
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  • CPSC Sues the Maker of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners Following Five Baby Deaths

    The CPSC has submitted an administrative lawsuit against Baby Matters, LLC. This is the company that makes the Nap Nanny® and Nap Nanny Chill™ recliners for infants. The complaint comes following five baby deaths—four in a Nap Nanny Generation Two model and another one related to the Chill recliner. The regulator is alleging design defects and problems with the products’ accompanying instructions ...
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  • Honda Recalls 871,000 Vehicles to Fix Roll-Away Problem and Ford Recalls Autos Over Fire Risk, Contends with NHTSA Pedal Entrapment Probe Upgrade

    Honda Motor Company is recalling 871,000 autos because of concerns that the vehicles might roll away if the transmission lever hasn’t been moved into park and the ignition key falls out. This could happen if a portion of the ignition lock becomes worn or damaged. 318,000 Odyssey minivans and 259,000 Pilot crossovers (2003, 2004 models) and 230,000 Acura MDX crossovers (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 ...
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  • Tire Blowout Lawsuit Blames Bridgestone for Texas Rollover Crash

    A mother and daughter are suing Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations for Texas auto products liability. The plaintiffs, Staci and Joanna Mathes, blame a faulty spare tire for the 2010 SUV rollover crash that they left them with serious injuries. The tire had been installed by a service station after the original tire blew out. According to their Texas tire defect lawsuit, which the plaintiffs ...
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