“Dinah High Chairs” recalled by Dream On Me due to strangulation and fall hazards

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July 24, 2014 Recalls

Dream On Me, a baby products manufacturer, has announced a recall of about 2,800 “Dream On Me Dinah High Chairs.” The chairs, which are cited for posing a strangulation and fall hazard to young children, have a leg/side opening that ... Read More

New details arise on NHTSA’s EWR database regarding GM’s fatal ignition switch-related crashes

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July 24, 2014 Product Liability

New details involving 19 fatal crashes stemming from General Motors’ (GM) faulty ignition switch surfaced on Wednesday. Aubrey Williams, a 32-year-old single mother, was one of the many victims mentioned in the data. In December 2013, Williams was killed during ... Read More

Mislabeled ibuprofen, seizure drugs recalled

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July 24, 2014 Recalls

American Health Packaging (AHP) is recalling packages of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen and the anti-seizure drug oxcarbazepine because the individual blister packs may be mislabeled and contain the wrong drug. Thus, patients prescribed oxcarbazepine may inadvertently take a dose of ... Read More

U.S. intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec

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July 24, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation that alleges the company, contracted by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide security software services, defrauded the agency by submitting false claims. ... Read More

Long-term use of antipsychotic Risperdal in children linked to reduced bone mass

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July 24, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Long-term use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal in children can reduce bone mass and prevent bone growth, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology’s annual meeting. Similar results were found in children treated long-term ... Read More

Similar ignition switch issue that prompted massive GM recalls now prompts Chrysler Jeep recalls

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July 23, 2014 Recalls

Nearly 792,000 older-model Jeep SUVs are now under recall by Chrysler Group due to an issue General Motors (GM) would be familiar with – ignition switches. According to Chrysler, if the ignition switch is bumped by the driver’s knees, it ... Read More

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day aims to celebrate those who expose fraud, misconduct

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July 23, 2014 Personal Injury

On July 30, 2013, the U.S. Senate designated July 30 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” in an effort to celebrate the courage of past and present whistleblowers, encourage and help protect would-be whistleblowers, and to honor the intentions of the ... Read More

GM recalls more vehicles, this time for problems unrelated to defective ignition switch

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July 23, 2014 Product Liability

Today General Motors (GM) announced the recall of more than 700,000 vehicles. The vehicles were recalled for a variety of problems, but none related to its defective ignition switch that threw the automaker into the spotlight and placed it at ... Read More

Kia allegedly hid brake switch defect from consumers; class action filed in California

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July 23, 2014 Product Liability

A putative class action has been filed in California federal court against Kia Motors America Inc. The lawsuit alleges the automaker failed to warn consumers that certain vehicles may feature a faulty brake switch that may potentially disable both the ... Read More

Still no fix in sight for many Cadillacs recalled for defective ignition switches

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July 23, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) recalled more than half a million Cadillacs spanning a decade of model years in June for problems related to the ignition switch, but engineers have not yet found a way to repair the potentially deadly flaw. ... Read More