Category Archives: Products Liability

Ikea MALM Drawers Recalled

On June 28, 2016, Ikea announced that it is recalling several models of its MALM drawers due to a tipping hazard that has caused the deaths of three children since 2014, as well as 19 reported incidents of injuries to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Injuries to Minors, Products Liability | Comments Off on Ikea MALM Drawers Recalled

A Warning for Families: Dangers Associated With Coats and Car Seats

As winter approaches, parents and caregivers will start to bundle small children in bulky coats and other winter garments prior to placing them into car seats. Many are unaware, however, that doing so presents a significant risk. Safety experts agree … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Products Liability | Comments Off on A Warning for Families: Dangers Associated With Coats and Car Seats

KEYLESS IGNITION DESIGN DEFECT POSES HAZARD FOR UNWARY DRIVERS

A recent article published by Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. (“SRS”) discussed the current hazard posed by keyless ignitions in automobiles. Keyless ignitions as currently designed present a hazard of carbon monoxide poisoning, particularly when drivers inadvertently leave their keyless … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety | Comments Off on KEYLESS IGNITION DESIGN DEFECT POSES HAZARD FOR UNWARY DRIVERS

W.A.T.C.H. Out! Summer Hazards for Children

There are thousands of toy related injuries each year, nearly half of which occur during the summer months. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H) is a non-profit organization which focuses on educating the public on the dangers to children … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choking Hazard, Dangerous Toys, Products Liability | Tagged , | Comments Off on W.A.T.C.H. Out! Summer Hazards for Children

Bunnies by the Bay Pull Toys Recalled

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for about 800 Bunnies by the Bay Bud and Skipit Wheely Cute Pull Toys (pictured above). The CPSC report states that the hub cap on the wheels … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Choking Hazard, Dangerous Toys, Negligence, Products Liability | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Bunnies by the Bay Pull Toys Recalled

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded … Continue reading

Share
Posted in automotive defect, Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Wrongful Death | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

Recent Death Highlights Treadmill Dangers

The recent death of Dave Goldberg has spotlighted the hazards of treadmills, as reported in a recent article. See http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/06/health/goldberg-treadmill-accident-cases/index.html. The question is being asked: how does a seemingly healthy 47-year-old businessman, husband and father die in a treadmill accident? … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety | Comments Off on Recent Death Highlights Treadmill Dangers

Government Announces Recall Of Play Yard Due To Strangulation Hazard

On December 9, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 10,000 “Dream On Me Incredible” Play Yards. A determination was made that the play yard’s rails can collapse, presenting a strangulation hazards to young children. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Consumer Protection, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Government Announces Recall Of Play Yard Due To Strangulation Hazard

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist. Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catastrophic Injuries, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice: Robotic Surgery, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns