Defective Products

137,000 Pieces of Jewelery Recalled Due to High levels of Cadmium

Submitted by Norman on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 16:27
Personal Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)has announced the recall of 137,000 pieces of Kids jewelery due to the productscontaing high levels of cadmium.

New Albany, Ohio importer/distributor Tween Brands Inc. ordered the recall once the high levels of the dangerous chemical were found in the defective products, so as to avoid any potential personal injury cases they could be faced with.

Personal Injury lawsuits pile up Against Apple regarding iPhone 4

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 15:16

Mason & Mason legal firm are the latest personal injury firm to file a lawsuit against Apple in relation to its newly launched iPhone 4.

Mason & Mason say they want to "punish" Apple for forcing a faulty device onto paying customers.

this latest lawsuit is in response to Apple's open letter regarding the problems that have been noticed with the new iPhone, most notably with the signal and design.

Potential personal injury Claims related to the iPhone 4?

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 16:00

A Sacramento Calif-based personal injury law firm has launched an investigation into “potential problems” with the newly released iPhone 4.

Personal Injury Attorneys Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP have posted the following on their website,“If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you."

2 Million Cribs Recalled Due to Safety Fears

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 06/24/2010 - 09:44
Personal Injury
Over 2 million cribs from 7 different manufacturers have been recalled due to fears that infants using them may become trapped, choke or fall from the cribs or suffer other injuries. The 7 million cribs were drop side cribs; cribs were the side can be dropped down so parents have easy access to the crib. It has been found that the drop down side can become detached and fall off completely or can become detached in such a way that a gap is created where a baby's head can become trapped and the danger of choking can become a very real concern.

Infant Onesies and Rompers Recalled Due To Choking Hazard Fears

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 14:28
Personal Injury
Kiwi Industries have recalled approximately 450 infant onesies and rompers because of choking hazard fears, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The snaps on the onesies and rompers can become detached which can pose a choking hazard to infants. Two reports have been received from consumers about the snaps becoming detached, however no injuries have been reported yet. The rompers and onesies were manufactured in the U.S.A by Holtrop & McIndoo LLC.

Benicar Blood Pressure Medicine Could Be Associated With Heart Related Death

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:42
Personal Injury

Drug regulators in the US are investigating the blood pressure medicine Benicar as they suspect that it may be associated with heart-related deaths.

In a test carried out by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) it was found that the patients who took Benicare in two clinical trials had a higher heart-death rate than those who were given placebo.

The two studies in question are the long-term clinical trials, ROADMAP and ORIENT.

Electric Scissors Pulled From Shelves For Fire/Burn Hazards

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 16:34
Personal Injury

Late last week, Prym Consumer USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 12,000 Dritz Quick Cut Electric Scissors from shelves amid fears of fir and burn injuries.

It was discovered that the defective scissors could become overheated, leading to fires and burning to users. No injuries had been reported from use of the product thus far but their have been two complaints that the product has caught fire and caused minor property damages.

Birth Control Pill Manufacturer faces high number of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Submitted by Norman on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 15:44

Bayer Pharmaceutical have come under fire from a number of parties taking personal injury cases against the firm because of the firms failure to make consumers aware of the health risks their oral contraceptives, Yaz and Yasmin, present.

Over 100 personal injury cases have been taken against the pharmaceutical company in the US, including a group of 8 women from Toronto and stage actress, Brenda Hamilton who is an understudy for the Broadway musical "Wicked", who suffered a stroke after taking the pill.

Chrysler jeeps and Dodge Minivans recalled

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 15:38

thousands of Chrysler jeeps and minivans have been recalled because of the discovery of defects within them that may heighten the risk of car accidents.

Chrysler have recalled almost 575,000 vehicles because of a brake line and wiring defect. The defect is causing the vehicles to leak brake fluid which can partial loss of brakes in the affected wheel.

Last week, Chrysler issued a recall for 35,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles due to sticky accelerator pedals that are failing to return to the idle position.