Nestlé USA has issued a recall of some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products. A company press release says that the voluntary recall is “due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces.” The 26 recalled products were sold in the United States and Puerto Rico only and include Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube shaped “chubs.”Read More
On October 18, 2019, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the U.S. after health regulators discovered trace amounts of asbestos in a bottle bought online. According to a statement by Johnson & Johnson, the company has reviewed prior tests and found that they came back negative for asbestos. In addition, J&J “…is working with the FDA to determine the integrity of the test, and the validity of the test results.” They suggested that the product involved in the test might have been counterfeit or compromised. The company says its internal investigation could take 30 days or more.Read More
On May 9, 2019, South Shore Furniture recalled about 316,900 chests of drawers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The Libra style 3-drawer chests weigh about 56 pounds and come in nine colors. They were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers between October, 2009 and July, 2018 for about $60 or as part of a three-piece bedroom set. Read more product details on the CPSC website.Read More
On April 5, 2019 Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a warning to parents and caregivers about the Rock ‘N Play. The warning came in response to the company receiving reports of deaths involving the infant product; a total of 10 since 2015. The deaths happened when babies rolled from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained. The press release issued by CPSC noted that all 10 infants were three months of age or older.Read More
In July, 2017, Fiat Chrysler issued two recalls affecting more than 1.3 million of their vehicles worldwide. The first recall was for defective air bags and the second was for an issue with anti-lock brakes.Read More
After months of dragging their feet, Samsung issued a product recall of about 2.8 million of their top-load washing machines on November 4, 2016. The issue prompting the recall is that the top of the washing machine can detach from the chassis during a wash cycle, creating a risk of personal injury and property damage from impact. At the time of recall, Samsung had documented 733 incidents of washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis. There were nine resulting personal injuries including a broken jaw and an injured shoulder. The company had also received hundreds of reports of damage to the machine resulting from excessive vibration.Read More
Every year there are companies forced to issue product recalls, sometimes voluntarily and sometimes not. In many cases, a manufacturer may not recognize the issue until they begin receiving complaints of accidents and injuries caused by their defective product.
December 2016 product recalls may lead to 2017 product liability lawsuitsRead More
Car crash death linked to recall
The recent car crash death linked to Japanese manufacturer Takata’s defective airbags has re-ignited the fury of the automotive industry. The evolving recall has affected more than 34 million vehicles in the U.S. across nearly two dozen brands as of this month. This is the 11th death associated with the defect; the deceased is Delia Robles of Corona, California. She was the owner of the 2001 Honda Civic whose driver side airbag inflator had been part of a recall since 2008 but never repaired despite more than 20 recall notices mailed to the vehicle’s registered owners. The car crash occurred on September 30, 2016 in California’s Riverside County and was announced by Honda and NHTSA on October 21, 2016. Nine of the other 10 deaths associated with the defective airbags were also in Honda vehicles.Read More
In the fall and winter, generators can be a very useful piece of equipment. Many people and businesses own standby generators in case a storm or other incident knocks power out. Others use portable generators to provide heat for cold weather trailer camping. Whatever type of generator you are using, it is important to understand the dangers they can present with improper usage including carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution or fire. Use generator safety tips to help keep you and your family safe.Read More
If you or a loved one was injured or suffered other damages because of a product; you may have been the victim of a defective product. Defective product liability attorneys help victims file claims to recoup damages for their personal injury.
(1) Defective manufacture / manufacturer error;
(2) Defective / dangerous design; or
(3) Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions for the proper use of the product.Read More