Category: Dangerous Drugs & Products

$72M Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Posted On: May 26, 2014 under
In late February of 2016, a jury in the state of Missouri ruled that Johnson & Johnson, a huge, well-known cosmetics company, must pay damages of $72 million ($10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages) to the family of Jacqueline Fox, an Alabama..
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Improperly Tested da Vinci Surgical System Devices Prompts FDA Recall

Posted On: July 22, 2013 under
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a class II recall of 30 devices that are part of the da Vinci Surgical System’s robots after finding that one of the testing devices wasn’t working properly. The FDA defines a class II recall as “a situation in which..
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CPSC Issues Recalls for Two Products Due to Potential Fire Hazard

Posted On: March 27, 2013 under
For the month of March, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued two important product recall alerts for consumers. Both of these defective items pose a fire hazard and therefore a burn injury risk to unsuspecting users. Information on the two recalled household items are below: LED..
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Fire Risk Prompts Toyota to Recall 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles

Posted On: October 16, 2012 under
Automaker Toyota recently announced a recall of several vehicle makes and models due to a risk of fire in the driver’s side door, according to an article in the MIT Tech. The recall affects 7.4 million vehicles worldwide and 2.5 million in the United States. The recall focuses..
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CPSC Announces Second Bumbo Baby Seat Recall

Posted On: September 6, 2012 under
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International Trust recently announced a recall of the company’s “Bumbo” baby seats. The recall was announced due to concerns about children falling out of the seats when they were placed on a raised surface, leading to serious head..
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Sears Issues Recall for Kenmore Dehumidifiers Due to Burn Hazard

Posted On: August 17, 2012 under
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), in cooperation with Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Cooperation, has issued a recall for Kenmore Dehumidifiers due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall affects an estimated 795,000 units, and the product was sold between 2003 and..
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Bel Air Lighting Announces Recall of More than 99,000 Outdoor Lanterns Due to Fire, Shock Hazard

Posted On: June 27, 2012 under
Bel Air Lighting Inc., in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is issuing a recall of their outdoor wall mount lanterns due to injury hazards. An electrical short circuit can occur in the internal wiring of the lantern, which can pose a risk of electric..
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Lenovo Desktop Computers Recall Expanded Due to Potential Fire Hazard

Posted On: April 30, 2012 under
In cooperation with North Carolina-based manufacturer Lenovo, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for the Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer. This latest recall only affects an estimated 13,000 units as 50,500 were previously recalled in March. This electronic product has a defect in..
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Ford Issues Recall for Nearly 500,000 Vehicles for Mechanical Issues

Posted On: January 20, 2012 under
car product liability
The Ford Motor Company recently issued a sizeable recall for close to half a million minivans and SUVs for potential mechanical problems, according to The Huffington Post. The Michigan-based automaker is recalling a total of 205, 896 Mercury Monterey and Freestar minivans made during 2004 and 2005 because.. Read More »

CPSC Issues Multiple Recalls for Winter Weather-Related Items

Posted On: December 30, 2011 under
With the holiday season comes the expected drop in the temperature outside, and chilly weather means many TN residents will be using various products to heat their home. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cautions that all heating products may not be created equal and..
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