Product Liability Articles
Innovative Pilot Risk Assessment Tool aids CPSC’s Import Safety Program
In order to better protect American consumers from potentially dangerous products in violation of U.S. safety laws or found to be defective, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun utilizing a state-of-the-art risk assessment tool.
NHTSA launches investigation into Tesla electric car fires
A second battery fire following “undercarriage strikes” in a Tesla Model S electric car has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch a formal investigation. In both cases, the cars had run over debris in the roadway, which
L’Oreal under attack after Garnier hair product exposes consumers to fire hazards due to flammability
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is now under attack after several incidents were reported concerning the flammability of the product, posing substantial burn risks to the consumer’s face, head and neck.
Tesla Motors electric car fire will not undergo investigation by the NHTSA
According to a report by the Associated Press, the fire that damaged a Tesla Motors Inc. electric car near Seattle will not be investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Wrongful death lawsuit filed against maker of Red Bull energy drink
Cory Terry was a regular drinker of Red Bull, a highly caffeinated energy drink. The 33-year-old father said the beverage perked him up. But one day in 2011, Cory guzzled down his last Red Bull before hitting the basketball court
Poor crash-test ratings prompt Consumer Reports to pull Toyotas from recommended list
Consumer Reports has withdrawn its recommendations for three Toyota vehicles, including its top-selling Camry sedan, after newly expanded crash-test reports showed they performed poorly.
Oklahoma jury awards plaintiffs $3 million in Toyota sudden acceleration case
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $3 million to the families of an Oklahoma woman killed and another seriously injured when the 2005 Camry they were riding in suddenly surged out of control and crashed into an
Chinese pet treats sickened thousands of animals; will humans be next?
The rash of pet illnesses and deaths from possibly tainted jerky treats made in China has raised questions whether federal officials are doing enough to endure imported foods are thoroughly inspected and deemed safe for humans.
Spotlight on Goodyear tires as possible cause of Kentucky school bus crash
LOUISVILLE, KY. — The company–owner of a school bus that spun out of control and crashed on a Louisville highway June 11 took legal action against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. this month to get its tires back from the
Nissan and Suzuki recall more than 360,000 vehicles for braking problems
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Nissan and Suzuki have both issued large-scale recalls of vehicles due to issues with the braking systems.