Product Liability

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Per a USA Today article, in early October, there was a global recall issued for the Toyota Prius due to a dangerous brake defect. The story in USA Today revealed that Toyota had to recall over 300,000 2016 and 2017 Prius sedans, including 92,000 in the US and more than 200,000 in Japan. Models…

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You may have to rethink what household cleaning products you use after reading this. The Cheat Sheet, a news website that covers lifestyle topics, recently ran a story alleging some household products cause cancer. According to the Cheat Sheet piece, certain ingredients in the household items are carcinogens, which means they can cause cancer….

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According to The Wall Street Journal, there have been at least five injuries and three deaths linked to possibly defective airbags and seatbelts in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This has led to Fiat Chrysler issuing a worldwide recall that includes 1.9 million automobiles. What’s the Problem with the Airbags and Seatbelts in…

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The Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler, a medical device used during surgery to cool and warm patients, is at the center of a controversy after both patients and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim its use has resulted in injuries and death. The companies behind the Sorin 3T Heater-Coolers include…

By Dan Sherry When one considers the field of products liability litigation associated with children, certain examples routinely come to mind. These include defective infant seats, toys painted with toxic paint, and cribs replete with asphyxiation risks. This paper will focus on two distinct, simple, and often overlooked products that…

No one in Philadelphia ever suspects that they’ll fall victim to a potentially dangerous product. Yet according to data collected by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 13,255,700 Americans were injured by dangerous or defective products in 2012 alone. These products…

When a company in Philadelphia manufactures a product, they are responsible for making sure that it is safe for the public to use. If it poses a safety risk, the company may be held accountable for any and all injuries their customers have sustained as a result of the faulty…

When consumers in Philadelphia spend their hard earned money on a product, they have a right to expect it to work as it should. If something malfunctions as a result of a defect in the product, the manufacturer may be held responsible to replace the product or refund the money…

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some models of HeartStart automated external defibrillators (AED) may not work during a cardiac emergency. The devices, which are made by Philips Medical Systems, a division of Philips Healthcare, had previously been recalled, but some people may still have the…

Companies that make items for consumer consumption may be held responsible if their product causes harm to an individual. You may often hear stories of defective drugs, but the truth is that any food product may cause a wide range of illnesses or other issues. Philadelphians who find themselves falling…