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New Consumer Product Safety Database Available Online in March 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently voted to create a public database of product safety complaints as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The database, which is scheduled to launch in March 2011, will be located at Once the database is launched, consumers will be able to search the […]

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FTC to Investigate Football Helmet Claims in Attempt to Increase Safety

Chicago Personal Injury Accident Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently examining the marketing practices and claims made by Riddell and other leading manufacturers of football helmets that their football helmets help reduce concussions. The FTC agreed to look into the marketing claims at the prompting of Sen. Tom Udall […]

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Thousands of phil&teds Strollers Recalled

Chicago Product Liability Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney Approximately 30,000 phil&teds jogging strollers were recently recalled in the United States and Canada as a result of reports that a person’s finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism when folding and unfolding the stroller, which could result in the potential for amputation and laceration. The […]

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Lead Testing Requirements of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Take Effect

Chicago Product Liability Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was enacted in 2008 but enforcement of many of its requirements was delayed in order to allow product manufacturers, distributors and importers time to bring their products and practices into compliance and to allow the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission […]

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Congress Passes New Food Safety Bill

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Illinois Food Safety Attorney The Food Safety Modernization Act was recently passed by Congress at the end of December 2010 in an effort to reduce the number of people that are sick, hospitalized or die from foodborne illnesses each year. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), about 48 […]

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Consumer Products Safety Commission Outlaws Drop-side Cribs

Drop-side cribs have been known to be problematic for some time now. In fact, in July of 2010 we reported that over 2 million drop-side cribs had been recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). Well now the CPSC has gone even further, announcing last month that it was banning the sale and re-sale […]

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$75 Ticket If Your Child Is Not In a Safety Seat

There are a many reasons and laws as to why you need to assure that your child is either in a child restraint seat or securely strapped into the back seat when riding in an automobile. Your child deserves the very best protection in your vehicle. As we have all heard for the past several years, airbags and young children do not mix.

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FDA Uncovers More Manufacturing Problems at Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Plant

The safety of our pharmaceutical supply is of the utmost importance and the failure to control the quality of medications produced can have serious ramifications, including long lasting injuries, side effects and even death. In recent years,recalls of medications have become more frequent as manufacturers cut corners in an effort to curb costs. In one […]

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Judge Allows Class Action Lawsuit to Proceed Against Toyota

There has been an onslaught of lawsuits against Toyota in recent years due to design flaws with some of its vehicles. Most recently, two auto product liability lawsuits were filed in August 2010 against Toyota in which the plaintiffs cited six different incidents between 2003 and 2010 involving sudden acceleration and claimed that the automaker […]

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls two hip replacement systems affecting thousands

DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recently recalled two of its popular hip replacement systems the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System due to a higher-than-normal failure rate of the devices. Despite the devices’ marketed success since they were approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in […]