Product Liability

Buying Safe Toys for the Holidays

By Jonathan Roven on December 7, 2018 - Comments off

You want to make sure that your kids have toys that they are going to love this holiday season. You want toys that inspire creativity and imagination. It’s important to purchase toys that they will have a lot of fun playing with throughout the year. However, the problem is that sometimes these toys may not […]

 

San Diego Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Veggie Recall

By Robert Kahn on September 19, 2015 - Comments off

A California based produce distributor is recalling its line of cucumbers after customers were sickened with salmonella between July and August of this year. Close to 300 people in 27 states are suspected to have been made ill by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego. One death, involving an elderly San Diego woman, […]

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Famed California Vietnamese Restaurant Issues Meat Recall

By Robert Kahn on May 27, 2015 - Comments off

Lee’s Sandwiches, a decades old institution in Northern California, has issued a recall on a number of its food products after it was determined that certain safety standards were not met and posed a significant health issue to the general public. As initially reported by NBC 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with […]

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Takata Finally Admits Fault

By Robert Kahn on May 19, 2015 - Comments off

After a year of being dogged by federal investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and almost a decade after discovering the problem, embattled auto-parts manufacturer Takata has finally come clean on defects linked to its airbags. As originally reported by The New York Times, the malfunction, which causes the airbags to detonate […]

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Lumber Liquidators Pulls Chinese-Made Products

By Robert Kahn on May 4, 2015 - Comments off

Embattled floor company Lumber Liquidators made a surprise move recently, cancelling all laminate flooring contracts with its Chinese-based firms. This follows months of accusations and lawsuits over a 60 Minutes report that suggested the lumber company was installing Chinese-made flooring that had cancer-causing levels of formaldehyde well above California emissions standards. As reported by the […]

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New Bill Requires Recall Disclosure by Dealers

By Robert Kahn on April 17, 2015 - Comments off

You’ve just driven off the lot with your new car. The dealership was practically giving them away, brand new with not a scratch in sight. The vehicle rides like a dream and you take a few detours on the way home just to soak in the moment. Unfortunately, as you are about to finish that […]

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Frozen Food Maker Recalls Thousands

By Robert Kahn on March 30, 2015 - Comments off

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that organic frozen food producer, Amy’s Kitchen, has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 75,000 cases of their various product lines. As reported by Fox 59, the California based company issued the recall shortly after being informed that one of their organic spinach suppliers may have […]

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Congress Contemplates Registration Ban on Recalled Autos

By Robert Kahn on March 4, 2015 - Comments off

Fix it or forget it. That is the message two Senators are preparing to deliver to the American people if a new bill regarding automobiles passes Congress. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut co-authored a bill that would require state motor vehicle departments to inform owners of defects in their vehicles and […]

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FDA Issues Warning about Cumin Spice Products

By Robert Kahn on March 3, 2015 - Comments off

In recent months, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been pulling hundreds of products with cumin in them from store shelves after traces of peanut were discovered in the spice, according to a report by CBS News. Retailers are scrambling to identify products that contain the cumin before it does serious harm […]

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Recall Impacts Millions of Drivers – Again

By Robert Kahn on February 9, 2015 - Comments off

In another blow to consumer confidence, and the auto industry’s already battered reputation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered the recall of another 2.1 million vehicles. Officials ordered the recall once it was determined that the airbags in question would deploy spontaneously and without provocation. As stated by Consumer Reports, this is […]

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