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Defective Products

Posted On 04/10/19

March Product Recalls

Every product manufacturer has a legal obligation to ensure all consumer products meet claimed performance standards, perform as intended, and do not pose unreasonable risks to end users through normal use. If a product manufacturer discovers a defect in a product, the manufacturer must issue a recall for affected units and coordinate repairs, replacements, or refunds for end users who purchased the defective products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks and publishes all consumer product recall information for easy access for the public. Recent Consumer Product Recalls The following products have been recalled by their manufacturers in March 2019. If you recently purchased any of these products, be sure...

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Posted On 03/01/19

February Product Recalls

When a product manufacturer becomes aware of a defect in one of its products, they must take action to prevent injuries to end users. Typically, a manufacturer will issue a recall for the affected items, if possible, and cease production of that type of product until the company can identify the cause of the defect and correct it. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes all product recall information so American consumers can keep track of the latest recall information and identify defective products they may have purchased. Recent Product Recalls The CPSC recently published product recall information for the month of February: DeWalt Drills DeWalt recalled about 130,000 of...

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Posted On 01/22/19

December Product Recalls

When product manufacturers discover defects in their available products, they have a legal duty to recall those products and compensate consumers for the cost of repair or replacement. If they fail to do so in a timely manner, those manufacturers could face liability for defective products that injure consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks and reports all consumer product recalls in the United States and publishes notices of product recalls. Most Recent Product Recalls If you recently purchased any of the products on the CPSC’s list of recent recalled products, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to arrange for a repair or replacement. If you sustained any...

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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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