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

Attorneys in GM litigation seek access to all of automaker’s ignition-switch-recall disclosures

Posted: July 25, 2014

Lawyers appointed as temporary counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against General Motors (GM) for lost value of its vehicles have told the federal judge overseeing the litigation that the automaker should submit all pre-discovery disclosures and other documents it

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

Posted: July 24, 2014

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

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

Posted: July 23, 2014

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

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

Posted: July 23, 2014

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

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

Posted: July 23, 2014

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.

Spray-on sunscreen use discouraged for children while FDA safety investigation is ongoing

Posted: July 13, 2014

Health officials are warning parents not to use spray sunscreen on their children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into this type of sunscreen in 2011 and we are still awaiting its verdict.

Lifeguard Press to recall 25,000 plus cell phone chargers that may overheat, pose shock hazard

Posted: July 12, 2014

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Lifeguard Press has issued a recall of about 25,400 units of iPhone, iPod and iPad charging kits. There have been multiple reports of these wall chargers overheating and emitting smoke from the

Power adaptors recalled; pose burn hazard to consumers

Posted: July 11, 2014

Gemini has announced a recall for 31,000 units of its power adapters/chargers due to an increased risk of burn hazard. They have been prone to overheat and therefore pose a threat.

Nutribullet 900 blender blades may break, pose ingestion hazard, Consumer Reports finds

Posted: July 11, 2014

The Nutribullet 900 bills itself as a revolutionary new blender. It claims to turn ordinary food into a “superfood.” There seems to be a problem with it, though. Consumer Reports put it through a durability test, which it did not

Manufacturer to pay steep fine for failing to disclose step ladders pose serious fall hazard

Posted: July 11, 2014

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Cinmar LLC. of West Chester, Ohio, will pay a $3.1 million civil penalty for failure to truthfully report on a defective product after a 3-0 vote by the commission. The manufacturer