If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, then you’ve probably heard about an uptick in exploding consumer products. A famous exploding product is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. The Galaxy Note 7 was a type of Android phone, and Samsung released it to the public in August 2016. By the end of August, there were already reports of the phone’s battery exploding while it was charging, and Samsung issued a statement that the company would postpone mailing out further shipments until more testing was performed on the product’s quality.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a product, such as a lawnmower, car engine, or an infant swing, you may have grounds upon which to file a product liability lawsuit. Product liability claims involve consumers who are injured after using a product in the way it was supposed to be or where it’s reasonably foreseeable how they would have intended to use it. After an injury occurs, an injury victim may sue the product’s designer, manufacturer, or distributor for economic and non-economic damages.
After initially denying the Consumer Product’s Safety Commission’s (CPSC) recommendation that it recall its treadmills, Peloton announced on Wednesday that after more consideration it would be complying with the request after all. The recall includes about 125,00 of Peloton’s Tread and Tread+ machines. The CPSC reported that there have been over 70 injuries tied to these treadmills, including one such incident resulting in the death of a six-year-old child.
It looks like Toyota Motor Corporation has added to its list of woes with the 2010 Prius Hybrid. The Prius, the best-selling hybrid car in the world, is known for being environmentally friendly, offering owners better performance and lower gas mileage. However, the Prius has been the subject of recent investigations by both Japanese and […]
- April 7, 2009
- By Samer Habbas, Esq
- In Product Liability,
According to a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Propafenone HCL 225 mg tablets, an anti-arrhythmia drug. The tablets are being voluntarily recalled because some tablets may contain higher levels of the drug than is specified on the product labeling. This […]