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Exploding Pressure Cookers Lead to Nationwide Recalls, Lawsuits

Pressure cookers are a popular, easy-to-use cooking device found in many homes nationwide. But while useful in the kitchen, they have also proven extremely dangerous. Exploding electric multi-cookers cause severe burns and other types of severe injuries. Given most pressure cookers can reach up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, these serious pressure cooker burns often require a trip to the...

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Universal Security Instruments Recalls 180,000 Smoke Detectors

Universal Security Instruments has recalled 180,000 smoke detectors and alarms. The company has received more than 130 reports of the alarms not working properly when tested after installation, according to the recall notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The sole purpose of smoke detectors (also called smoke alarms) is to save lives. We all have these devices...

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More Trouble for Fisher-Price with Recall of Another Inclined Infant Sleeper

Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 infant play yards with inclined-sleeper attachments, despite no death or injuries associated with the product – and no apparent product defects. Fisher-Price’s decision to yank its Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard with an inclined sleeper off the market marks the company’s full retreat from product safety concerns, grieving parents and regulators. The move comes...

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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Inclined Sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

Earlier this year, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) and multiple manufacturers announced recalls on Fisher-Price sleepers due to concerns about the product’s safety and the distressing fact that over 30 infant fatalities had occurred in them. Now, lawmakers are working to pass legislation to ban these companies from selling such dangerous products. This week, California Congressman Tony...

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New York Times: It’s Time for a Reckoning on Medical Devices

The New York Times recently published a comprehensive look at how patients suffer when companies and regulators fail to effectively screen or monitor defective medical devices on the market. In the past decade, nearly two million injuries and more than 80,000 deaths have been linked to faulty medical devices, many approved with little to no clinical testing, according to a global...

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Here’s How Dangerous Products like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Get Recalled

On April 12, 2019, Mattel, the owner of Fisher-Price, recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Plays it had sold, citing safety concerns. The popular sleeper product has been connected to at least 32 infant deaths. The recall, which forbids any retailer from selling the dangerous product, happened more than a year after a complaint of an infant death caused by...

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Cory Watson Attorneys File “Chevy Shake” Lawsuit Against General Motors

Cory Watson Attorneys has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) claiming the automotive giant knowingly concealed a known defect from its customers. The defect, widely known as the “Chevy Shake,” causes certain GM vehicles to violently shake or consistently vibrate at high speeds. The suit, filed by plaintiff Douglas Weiss, claims the shaking is caused by defective...

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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recalled After 30 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 4.7 million of the company’s Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked the product to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years. The decision comes a week after the commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning about the product, prompting calls from the American Academy of Pediatrics and grieving parents...

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Nissan’s Brake Problems Continue, Recalls 86,000 Nissan Murano SUVs

Having your brakes fail while driving can be a terrifying experience. Car accidents caused by bad brakes result in serious, life-threatening injuries for everyone involved, and manufacturers are often quick to blame the driver instead of their defective brakes. Unfortunately, thousands of these faulty brake systems may have been installed in 2009 Nissan Murano SUVs nationwide. And this isn’t...

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