Defective ProductsAugust 20, 2018

Defective Products: When customers purchase tools, equipment, food and other products they expect those products to serve their purpose in a safe and productive manner. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Recently we have seen many recalls including the most famous one this summer, the E.coli in romaine lettuce. Alongside that there was also …

FDA says consumers should avoid sunscreen pillsMay 24, 2018

CBS News reports on its website that the Food and Drug Administration says consumers should avoid pills marketed as offering sun protection, because they are ineffective. The agency “sent warning letters to companies illegally marketing and selling pills labeled as dietary supplements that make unproven claims about protecting consumers from the harms that come from sun …

Talcum powder lawsuit filed against J&J, WalgreensMarch 3, 2017

Talcum powder lawsuit: Crain’s Chicago Business reports “a Chicago woman is suing Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson, alleging her prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products caused ovarian cancer.” The article points out that over 1,000 talcum powder-related lawsuits have been filed against J&J, but it is unclear how many have also involved Walgreens Boots Alliance …

$1 Million for Loss of Eye in Defective ProductFebruary 15, 2017

Defective Product: A tractor-trailer driver who lost sight in one eye when it was struck during a tired-repair operation accepted a $1 million settlement. After the plaintiff removed a nail from a flat, the vehicle’s owner gave him a compressor-driven grinder to buff the rubber so the patch would adhere. An abrasive stone inside the …

Man says Samsung Note 7 burst into flamesSeptember 29, 2016

Chinese man says Samsung Note 7 burst into flames. Bloomberg News (9/27, 2.49M) reports Hui Renjie said his “Note 7 exploded Monday morning, less than 24 hours” after it was delivered, causing “minor injuries to two of his fingers” and damaging his MacBook. Renjie said a “Samsung representative visited him soon afterward and asked to …

Hoverboard Recall After Explosions Cause Fires & BurnsJuly 8, 2016

Hoverboard Recall: This recall involves self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. They have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. These battery packs have a high risk of catching fire and causing serious burn injuries. According to the CPSC, there have been at least 99 incidents reports of …

Users Sue Over E-Cigarettes ExplodingJuly 6, 2016

E-Cigarettes Exploding: E-cigs have been marketed as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, but recently the devices have been reported to explode, causing fires and serious burn injuries. They also have been found to produce formaldehyde and other dangers toxins such as diacetyl. July 3, 2016 – Rachel Berven pushed the activation button & claimed the e-cigarette exploded, …

IKEA Dresser RecallJune 28, 2016

IKEA Dresser Recall June 2016: Ikea has issued a recall for at least 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them, NBC News confirmed. At least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and …

Ikea issues warning after deaths of US childrenJuly 23, 2015

IKEA SAFETY: Ikea has issued a warning for customers to securely attach their chests of drawers and wardrobes to the wall following the death of two children in the US, who were crushed by falling furniture. The Swedish furniture company has joined with the US consumer product safety commission to warn that the chests and …