Tag Archives: defective products

You Know Better, But You Do It Anyway. 5 Decisions That Commonly Lead to Injury

Every year nearly 40 million Americans will seek medical attention due to an unintentional injury. The vast majority of unintentional injuries could be prevented, yet day in and day out people find themselves in hospitals across the country, their lives completely turned upside down. So, why are unintentional injuries so prevalent? Because far too often -->

Injury Caused by Popular Children’s Shoe

Have you purchased jelly sandals for your little one? If so you may want to consider returning, or at the very least closely monitoring your child’s comfort level while he/she wears the shoes. A British mother of two reported her daughter’s jelly sandals caused painful abrasions after just a half hour of use. The company -->

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Recall

The EpiPen auto-injector is one of the most widely used allergen-symptom control devices in the United States. EpiPens are used to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis. On March 31st the Food Drug Administration alerted consumers of a nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. devices distributed between Dec. 17 2015 and July 1 -->

Train Safety, a Reminder

In light of the tragic Hoboken train crash last week, it’s important that we all review what we can and should do as passengers to prevent injuries. The following information is from the MTA website: fp_train_safety.jpg

Important Recall Information, Nissan Vehicles

Nissan has issued a recall for approximately 134,000 vehicles equip with Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control (or adaptive cruise control).  The vehicle’s anti-lock brake actuator pump has the potential to leak fluid onto a circuit board under the vehicle’s hood. Should the fluid leak onto the hood the engine bay could ignite in flames.  Contact your -->

Dangerous Products That Come in the Prettiest of Packages

Consumers select particular brands and products for countless reasons. For some it’s finding the best deal, others are loyal to particular brands, and the list goes on. Regardless of how or why you decide upon which purchases to make, it should be a fair assumption that the product(s) sold won’t cause physical harm or pose -->

More Takata Airbag Recalls, Are you one of the 24 million affected?

The Takata airbag issues and recalls have been a long standing hot topic amongst consumers and federal regulators.  After a number of crashes and factory tests this is what we know:  Some Takata airbags explode when deployed, shooting sharp objects at those in the vehicle. The malfunction has resulted in 10 deaths and over 100 -->

Dangers of Button Batteries and Youngsters: Tragic Death of Toddler Serves as a Reminder

Three generations of an Oklahoma family celebrated together this holiday season, all in seemingly good health.  Nobody knew that approximately six days prior one of the youngest family members, a 2 year old girl, had consumed a battery the size of a button.  The family was unaware something was wrong until the little girl began -->

Zak Designs Recalls Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

Zak water bottles sold exclusively at Target stores from June 2015 through July 2015 have been recalled due to a potential choking hazard.  The recall includes 26-ounce plastic water bottles. The water bottles are 10 inches and have a flip top spout with a twist off cap and colored inner straw. The bottles vary is -->

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issues Record Fine to Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler has been issued a $105 million dollar fine. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company mishandled safety recalls on millions of vehicles. In addition to the fine, Fiat Chrysler will also repurchase over a half million Ram pickup trucks (2008 – 2012 models) due to defective steering parts.  Defective steering is not -->