Product Liability

Product Liability Claims and You: A Quick Reference

If you make, sell, or even purchase products, you should know a thing or two about product liability. Product liability laws hold parties who make or sell any product responsible for injuries caused by the product. If you’ve been injured by a product and make a product liability claim, you might want to know what…

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Is pesticide-laden marijuana putting you at risk for serious injury?

It started with a public vote on November 6, 2012 when the citizens of Colorado decided to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Colorado became the first state in the nation to open recreational pot stores and became the first place in the world where marijuana is regulated from seed to sale. This set the…

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Drop-Side Cribs Banned; Crib Safety Standards Updated

Just one year after the largest crib recall in United States history, the baby item at issue — the drop-side crib — has now been banned. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a government agency tasked with ensuring the safety of consumer products, announced late last week that it would institute a nationwide ban on…

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Avoid injury caused by recalled appliances

Every year, hundreds of products are recalled. It seems to have been happening a lot more in recent months. Pet food, tires, character glasses from a fast food restaurant, and now dishwashers. Maytag issued a recall of approximately 1.7 million dishwashers due to a fire hazard presented by an electrical failure in the unit’s heating…

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Dangerous Summertime Toys

It’s summertime, a kid’s favorite time of year. They have all day for fun and outdoor activities. And how many times have we, as parents said, “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt?” But, what if the toys, we as well-meaning adults are giving our children are unsafe. Some of their favorite toys,…

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Medical Device Safety Act Protects Patients

Let’s imagine your doctor has diagnosed a serious heart condition that requires a defibrillator to prevent a fatal arrhythmia. Imagine then, the horror when this life-saving device malfunctions and instead of helping save your life, sends multiple dangerous, life-threatening shocks to your heart and throughout your body. Now your health has been seriously compromised and…

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Federal Preemption – Corporate America’s Loophole to Putting Profit Over Consumer Safety

Federal preemption is the loophole Corporate America uses to defend themselves against defective and dangerous product lawsuits by allowing these corporations to “preempt” or trump state or local regulations which are typically stricter than standards set at the federal level. By relaxing the authority of these regulations, the Bush Administration is putting profit over safety,…

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Top Ten Dangerous Toys for 2008

Just in time for Santa’s visit this Christmas, >World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has just released its 10 Worst Toys” for 2008. This list exposes toy hazards that are seen year after year and although these particular toys are only indicative of the type of hazards that exist, there are many other toys on…

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Heated Car Seats Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Once considered a luxury item, electric heated cars are commonplace now. Did you know heated cars seats have been known to malfunction and become dangerously hot? What luxury! It’s a freezing cold day, you get in your car, flip on the heated seat switch and before you know it you’re toasty warm. I’ve accidentally turned…

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Six-Year Old Girl Dies from Pool Injuries

Six-year old Abigail Taylor died last week from injuries she sustained in June 2007 when she sat on a wading pool drain at the Minneapolis Golf Club. The powerful suction caused a tear in her rectum and she was disemboweled. They later found Abigail’s intestine in the pool’s filter. Abigail’s family and attorney maintain she…

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