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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 www.SaferProducts.gov. Once the database is launched, consumers will be able to search the […]

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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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Motor Vehicle Safety Act May Be Closer to Implementation

Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 was introduced in May 2010 following a series of Toyota recalls caused by an unintended acceleration defect. The bill is designed to improve vehicle safety standards in order protect drivers, enhance the oversight authority and resources of the National […]

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Do Stores Have an Obligation to Notify Customers of Recalls?

Recalls are a fact of life. Food recalls, automobile recalls, household product recalls–they happen every day. In fact, lately, it seems not a day goes by without another product being recalled. Of course, recalls have very little effect if consumers are unaware that the product that they purchased was recalled. For that reason, recalls are […]

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Voluntary Auto Recalls on the Rise in 2010

2010 was a record year for voluntary automobile recalls. Over 20.3 million cars were recalled last year. The recall statistics were obtained from a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and, as explained in this New York Times blog post, 2010 was a banner year for auto recalls: It was the […]

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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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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 […]

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Graco Recalls 2 Million Popular Strollers

Graco recently recalled approximately 2 million Graco strollers because the strollers have been known to cause entrapment and strangulation, including four deaths between 2003 and 2005. There have also been several reports of infants becoming entrapped in the stroller, resulting in cuts, bruises and difficulty breathing. The recall includes the older versions of the Graco […]