Category: Defective Products

Dangerous Toys for Children 2018

Toys are designed to bring kids fun and entertainment, but, unfortunately, sometimes they bring danger instead. There were more than 174,000 toy-related emergency room visits and seven toy-related deaths in 2016, the most recent year for which national data is available, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics. With the holidays on the […]

A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day […]

Bayer Stops Sales of Essure – but the Legal Fight Continues

Since the early 2000’s, hundreds of thousands of women have turned to a tiny, coiled device as a supposedly safe and effective method of birth control. As many as 750,000 women have chosen the Essure implant for sterilization, largely because they were told the device involved a gentle, non-surgical procedure with little risk of side […]

Is the Bar for Medical Device Approval Too Low?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with its plans to establish a new medical device approval process in early 2019 which is supposed to make new products available sooner. But a chorus of critics says this is a dangerous move for patients because it makes an already dubious approval system even […]

Vape Pen Explosion Causes First E-Cig-Related Death in U.S

Florida authorities are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home on May 5, after a vape pen apparently exploded in his face. The exact cause of death remains undetermined. The victim, 35-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia, suffered multiple injuries to his face, officials said. Firefighters were summoned by a 911 […]

The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “exploding” washing machines. The U.S. Consumer Product […]

Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Owners Should Be Mindful of Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alarmed that certain higher-risk 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series light pickup trucks with defective Takata airbags are not being repaired fast enough. NHTSA recently issued a “do not drive” warning on both vehicles, saying that the airbags must be replaced immediately. This […]

Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Owners Should Be Mindful of Recalls

The biggest auto recall in United States history, involving over 50 million Takata airbags installed in cars, trucks, and SUVs from 19 different automakers, continues to haunt U.S. drivers and the company which manufactured them. Takata airbags’ defective inflators can turn the device into a mini grenade which fires deadly shrapnel into the chests of […]

Pills

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 1,027 generic drugs last year, a record number, the Trump administration said shortly after the New Year. The disclosure came as part of Trump’s efforts to fight high drug prices. Generic drugs comprised nearly 9 of every 10 approved prescription drugs in the U.S. last year, according to […]

Physical Therapy On Knee

In mid-December 2017, pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi Genzyme voluntarily recalled 18,000 to 20,000 of its Synvisc-One knee injection syringes due to microbial contamination. The contaminated syringes (lot number 7RSL021) were distributed to doctors and healthcare providers in the United States from October 25, 2017, through November 7, 2017. The Synvisc-One knee injections that were recalled have […]