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Defective Products

Posted On 11/15/18

October Product Recalls

Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of serious personal injuries each year. Despite manufacturers’ duty to properly test and inspect products prior to distribution, unsafe items make their way to shelves around the world. Dangerous products can cause burns, lacerations, strangulation, suffocation, and a variety of other injuries. If you or a loved one was injured due to a dangerous product, contact our personal injury lawyers in Phoenix. We may be able to help. Before you begin your holiday gift shopping, check the most recent product recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for items to avoid. The following are a few highlights from the October product recalls list....

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Posted On 06/19/17

Doctors Express Concern About Exploding E-Cigarettes

Since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to regulate e-cigarettes and similar devices. Now, the world-famous Arizona Burn Center has recently begun monitoring e-cigarette explosions, with plans to document the phenomenon in a medical journal. The Burn Center has documented 12 cases of exploding e-cigarettes over the past 12 weeks. These vaping devices can explode when the batteries malfunction. An Arizona teen was severely injured this summer when her vaping device exploded. Part of the device launched to a driveway three houses away. The battery that powered the device fell on her, igniting her clothes and searing her hand and parts of her upper body. She needed...

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Posted On 03/03/17

Roundup

In 2016 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that a key ingredient of the weed-killer Roundup, glyphosate, is likely a cancer-causing agent. In particular, the IARC report linked the side effects of Roundup to an increased risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  According to the most recent information available from the Arizona Department of Health Services, cancer is the leading cause of death in Arizona and an estimated 12,000 people will die from it. Recently, a Colorado man filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, over the health risks linked to the popular weed killer.  The complaint alleges that the Plaintiff developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma...

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Posted On 02/13/17

Natural Teething Remedies Can Cause Seizures

The FDA now recommends that parents stop using homeopathic and natural teething remedies for their babies as these products may cause seizures, breathing difficulties, sleepiness, muscle weakness, constipation, difficulty urinating, and agitation. The gels and tablets being investigated are manufactured by CVS, Hylands, and possibly others, including Orajel. CVS has all withdrawn all homeopathic baby teething products, its own, Hylands’, and Baby Orajel Naturals.  Prior to this, these products had not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safety, and the FDA is now testing and analyzing the gels and tablets.  Dr. Janet Woodcock, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation recommends that parents not use these...

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