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  • FAQ: Product Liability Claims

    As a consumer, you purchase, use, and interact with many products each day. If one of these products has a flaw that causes you to be injured by it, you should be able to file a claim for compensation. Product liability law is the legal area that handles injury cases involving a product or other object which causes injury. If you believe you may have a case, but still have some questions, we’re ...
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  • Who is Liable For Defective 3D Printed Medical Devices?

    3D printing is revolutionizing the medical industry and offering new ways to treat patients. It also is raising new questions about who is liable if one of these devices injures a patient. When doctors are able to custom design and print devices, these cases can toe the line between medical malpractice and product liability cases. The Design & Production Process When a patient needs a 3D printed ...
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  • Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

    If you have injured by a product that you used, it is possible that you may have a product liability claim. There are several types of these claims, however, depending on the circumstances of your case. The differences between these types of claims are important since it can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim. Below are the types of defective product claims you may be able to ...
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  • FDA Medical Device Proposal to Speed Up the Clearance Process

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a new way to fast-track medical devices to the market. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, proposed making a quicker route to market for certain products that might not meet the current criteria for clearance under the agency’s 510(k) fast-track pathway. Gottlieb’s reasoning for the proposal is that it would foster innovation. This ...
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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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  • Common Reasons Car Owners Ignore Recalls

    In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of auto recalls initiated by car manufacturers. But despite the increase in recalls, there have been fewer and fewer car owners responding to the notices. This lack of response is putting drivers at risk of dangerous defects , and can increase their chances of an accident. But why are owners not responding to recall notices? The ...
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  • Hyundai & Kia Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Problems

    Hyundai and Kia have announced the recall of approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and in South Korea, after the discovery was made that debris was left behind in engines during the manufacturing process. This debris can restrict the flow of oil in the affected engines and can cause the engines to seize and stall while in operation. Drivers of vehicles affected by the recall are ...
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  • Toyota Recalls Nearly 80,000 Pickups Due to Breaking Bumper Steps

    Toyota has announced plans to recall about 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks sold in the United States, Canada, and Central America due to a defect that can cause the steps in the vehicles’ rear bumpers to break. The recall affects 2016 and 2017 model year Tundra trucks which were manufactured with steps and reinforcement brackets in the bumpers made of resin. According to Toyota, if the trucks are ...
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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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  • 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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  • Retailers Can Be Held Strictly Liable for Sale of Defective Products, Reaffirms Federal Court

    A federal court in New Jersey says that retailers can indeed be held strictly liable for selling defective products. The case is DeGennaro v. Rally Manufacturing . In this New Jersey products liability case, the plaintiff sued the manufacturer and seller of a lead-acid battery that he said exploded while in his hand. The judge found that Pep Boys’ management either should have or already knew that ...
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  • Delta Enterprise, LaJobi, Evenflo, and Jardine Enterprises Among the More than 2 Million Cribs Recalled Over Drop-Side Issues and Other Hazards

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 2 million cribs because of the hazards they may pose to children. Included in the recall are cribs made by Evenflo, LaJobi, Child Craft, Million Dollar Baby, Jardine Enterprises, Delta Enterprises Corp, and Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. The cribs were made between 2000 and 2009. To date, no fatalities have been linked to the ...
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  • PSC Urges Consumers to Stop Using Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS Drop-Side Cribs Immediately

    The deaths of three infants has prompted the CPSC to recall all “ChildESIGNS” and Generation 2 Worldwide drop-side cribs. About 500,000 cribs are affected. Unlike other drop-side crib recalls, no repair kit will be issued. It is imperative that kids are immediately removed from these cribs. Trying to fix the furniture defectwill not make the cribs safer. The three babies that died suffocated when ...
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  • Toyota Prius is at Center of More than 100 Brake Complaints

    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received over 100 complaints involving brake problems related to the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid. Brake-related complaints have also been filed in Japan. The Prius is the world’s bestselling gas-electric hybrid, with about 1.6 million sold around the world. According to Japan’s Kyodo new agency, the brakes may temporarily stop working ...
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  • Toyota Recalls Another 1.1 Million Autos Over Floor Mat - Gas Pedal Defect

    Expanding upon its auto recall from last November of 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles, the automaker announced that it is including another 1.1 million vehicles to the recall list. The recall was issued because of the possibility that the gas pedal could get caught on the removable floor mat, causing the vehicle to accelerate to the highest speeds and making it impossible to stop the car even ...
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  • Gas Pedal Defect Prompts Toyota Recall of Another 2.3 Million Vehicles in US

    A faulty gas pedal that can get stuck has prompted another large auto recall by Toyota in the US. Last Thursday, the car manufacturer announced it was recalling about 2.3 million autos in the US. Toyota will likely recall another 2 million autos in Europe over the same auto defect. The massive recalls come at a bad time for the automaker, whose reputation for making safe, reliable cars has taken a ...
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  • Recall of 1.5 Million Graco Strollers Following Fingertip Lacerations and Amputations

    Graco and the Consumer Products Safety Commission are recalling 1.5 million strollers because their canopy hinge mechanisms pose a fingertip laceration and amputation hazard. Already, five children’s fingertips were amputated and two kids suffered fingertip lacerations because they put their fingers in the hinge mechanism while the stroller was being opened or closed. The Graco strollers affected ...
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  • Toyota and Ford Top Are Automakers with Most Vehicles Recalled in 2009

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that car manufacturers recalled 16.4 million vehicles last year. While there were less recall campaigns overall—492 recall campaigns in 2009 compared to 684 campaigns in 2008, automakers recalled 6 million more autos last year. Toyota led the car manufacturer list with most vehicles recalled. The car manufacturer’s reputation for passenger ...
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  • IIHSs New Booster Seat Ratings Offers 9 Best Bets; Doesnt Recommend 11 Child Safety Seats Because of Poor Fit with Seat Belts

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published its newest booster seat ratings to help consumers choose the child safety seat that most safely fits their vehicle. Out of 60 booster seats, the IIHS is offering 9 BEST BETS and 6 GOOD BETS based on their ability to fit with vehicle seat belts so that a child is kept secure and protected during a car crash. The IIHS is not recommending 11 of ...
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  • 213,000 Dorel Juvenile Play Yards and 600 IKEA LEOPARD Highchairs are Among Latest Childrens Furniture Product Recalls by CPSC

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that it is recalling approximately 213,000 play yards with bassinets because of concern that the infant product posses a suffocation risk. The recall includes Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards and Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yard. There are no reports of any related injuries to date. Hover, the metal bars that support the sleeper’s ...
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  • 7-Month-Old Baby is 11th Child Fatality Involving Simplicity Drop-Side Cribs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is once again warning parents and guardians about the dangers associated with Simplicity drop-side cribs. The CPSC began recalling these child sleepers, made by SFCA Inc. and Simplicity Inc., in December 2005. Over 2 million Simplicity drop-side cribs have been recalled because of the hazard they pose to children. CPSC’s other Simplicity recalls were ...
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  • 24,000 Amboy Baby Motion Beds and Hammocks Recalled Following Two Infant Suffocation Deaths

    At least two baby deaths have been linked to the Amby Baby Motion Beds and Hammocks, which is why Amby Baby USA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about 24,000 of these child sleepers. One of the victims was a 4-month old Georgia baby who died in an Amby baby hammock in June. Another infant, a 5-month-old Oregon boy, died from suffocation last August. If the baby gets wedged ...
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  • WATCH and PIRG Unveil Dangerous Toys Lists

    With the opening of the holiday shopping season, it is important that buyers be wary of toys that may be dangerous for kids. Unfortunately, toys that are choking hazards, poking hazards, lead hazards, eye hazards, or pose other kinds of injury hazards continue be found on toy store shelves throughout the US. While toy manufacturers can be held liable for products liability in the event of injury ...
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  • Toyota Says it Will Fix Accelerator Pedal Defect on 3.8 Million Recalled Autos

    Following its recall of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because the floor mat on the driver side could trap the accelerator pedal and cause it to jam, Toyota has announced that it will remedy the auto defect by replacing the gas pedal with a modified pedal while it develops a permanent replacement pedal for the vehicles. Toyota says it will shorten the gas pedal by approximately 20 ...
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