Product Liability Articles

Many times after our skilled team of professional investigators thoroughly examines a personal injury claim, a Beasley Allen lawyer will determine that the injury was caused by a defective product. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost more than $700 billion each year. We help ensure that manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.

A great number of the product liability claims we investigate are single vehicle accidents. In investigating automobile accidents and product liability cases over the past 30 years, we have seen many single vehicle accidents that were caused by a design defect or mechanical problem. Single vehicle accidents where the occupant received injuries disproportionate to the severity of the accident can often be traced back to a defect

Jars of almond butter, peanut butter recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Posted: August 20, 2014

Jars of almond butter and peanut butter from Hain Celestial Group’s unit nSpired Natural Foods, and sold under various brand names, are being recalled after four people became sick after ingesting the products. The recall involves Arrowhead Mills brand peanut

GM’s new ignition switch website offers recall info by model and year

Posted: August 19, 2014

“There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine,” GM’s newly refurbished ignition switch recall website informs drivers

Colgate Total toothpaste ingredient linked to cancer, birth defects

Posted: August 16, 2014

Colgate Total toothpaste contains a chemical that has been linked to cancer-cell growth and birth defects in laboratory animals, prompting an investigation by federal regulators and an all-out ban by Minnesota lawmakers.

Peanut factory knowingly sold salmonella-contaminated peanuts to food suppliers

Posted: August 13, 2014

The Peanut Corporation of America knowingly distributed salmonella contaminated peanuts to manufacturers and presented faked documents to back up those false claims, in what has become one of the largest salmonella outbreaks in U.S. history, according to court testimony. The trial

GM unleashes five new recalls for a variety of problems affecting about 269K vehicles

Posted: August 12, 2014

General Motors (GM) has announced an additional five recalls, encompassing nearly 269,000 vehicles with a variety of safety concerns.

GM unable to locate nearly 140,000 owners of vehicles with ignition switch flaw

Posted: August 11, 2014

If you own a General Motors (GM) vehicle that is subject to the company’s ignition switch recall and haven’t yet received a recall notice in the mail, you could be one of several thousand the automaker has failed to reach.

GM issues its third recall to fix power windows that may cause older SUVs to go up in flames

Posted: August 8, 2014

General Motors (GM) continues to terrify its customers with yet another round of recalls; however, this recall distinguishes itself in that if it is continually ignored, the vehicle may catch fire!

Federal court holds Chinese drywall companies in contempt for ignoring U.S. litigation

Posted: August 8, 2014

China’s state-owned drywall manufacturers have abandoned litigation in the U.S. involving thousands of American homeowners who sued the companies over allegedly toxic and corrosive drywall they claim has damaged their homes and their health.

GM seeks bankruptcy shield after moving ignition switch case from California court to federal court

Posted: August 7, 2014

General Motors (GM) has removed a California case from state court to federal court in order to avoid a suit claiming that the automaker concealed major safety problems to dodge issuing further recalls. Since the vehicles in question were manufactured

GM recall website gave some consumers wrong info, NHTSA warns

Posted: August 5, 2014

Owners of General Motors (GM) cars and trucks who recently used the automaker’s VIN-entry website to check whether their vehicle is subject to a safety recall are urged to check again or call the company because the website was giving