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Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • 216,000 Britax Strollers Recalled Over Laceration, Partial Amputation Injuries

    Britax is recalling 216,000 strollers after receiving eight incident reports that included severe finger lacerations, one partially amputated finger, and one broken finger. Consumers are asked to stop using the strollers right away and to contact the company for a free repair kit. The recalled products include specific models of BOB Motion, B-Agile, and B-Agile Double strollers. The strollers have ...
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  • Choking Hazard Prompts Recall of 200,000 Pacifiers by CPSC and Fred Friends

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to make sure that young kids stop using certain Fred & Friends pacifiers that may pose a choking hazard. This week, both the company and the federal agency recalled 200,000 pacifiers. Three types of pacifiers are part of this recall. The Chill Baby Panic Button Pacifier, which the CPSC says has ventilation holes that aren’t big enough, ...
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  • Ford, Honda, and General Motors Recall Autos Over Safety Issues

    It’s only January and already some of the largest automakers are involved in auto recalls over safety issues. Obviously it’s good when recalls are announced in the sense that auto defects have been identified and they will be remedied, replaced, or repaired. That said, it is never a positive when a vehicle enters the market with problems that could cause injury or death. Right now, General Motors ...
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  • Two Children Die in Massachusetts Entrapment Accident in Hope Chest

    Two young siblings are now dead because of an entrapment accident involving a recalled hope chest. The chest had a lid that could not be opened from the inside. Family members discovered Lexi Munroe, 8, and Sean Munroe, 7, together in the chest. The Munroe family purchased the hope chest over a decade ago and kept it in their home. While the children’s official cause death of death won’t be ...
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  • FDA Says Da Vinci Robot Stall Issues Warranted a Class II Recall

    Following Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s warning late last year that the instruments used in its da Vinci robots can stall for a brief moment during surgical procedures, the Food and Drug Administration put out a notice classifying this issue as a Class II recall. When the FDA makes this type of recall, it means that the agency believes that the product may cause health problems that are “temporary or ...
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  • NHTSA Recalls 33,000 Combi USA Car Seats

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Combi USA are recalling approximately 33,000 child safety seats over concerns that the restraining straps might break during an auto crash. The recall was announced after the government safety agency turned down the company’s request that there be no recall, claiming that the issue did not impact motor vehicle safety. Manufacturers are ...
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