Product Liability Articles
Children’s beds recalled for fall hazard
Lea Industries has announced a recall of several styles of its Lea Panel, Loft and Bunk Beds due to a fall hazard. The company says the bed’s side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. There have been
Safety regulators propose tougher new standards for strollers
In a push to prevent further deaths and injuries to infants and young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to establish a federal safety standard for strollers.
Most ground turkey products contaminated with fecal bacteria, new study finds
Nearly seventy percent of ground turkey samples tested by Consumer Reports researchers contained enterococcus, harmful bacteria harbored by fecal matter, and 60 percent of the samples also contained Escherichia coli (E. coli), another pathogen associated with the fecal contamination.
FDA to take closer look at impact of caffeinated foods on children, teens
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will take a “fresh look” at the potential impact foods with added caffeine have on children and adolescents.
Frozen snack food recall expanded due to risk of E. coli
Rich Products Corp. has expanded its recall of several of its frozen snack foods to include products manufactured at its Waycross, Ga., plant. The earlier recall, issued March 28, includes nearly 200,000 pounds of Farm Rich and Market Day brands
CDC launches second round of graphic ads warning against smoking
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched its second round of graphic advertisements aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and encouraging those who don’t smoke not to pick up the habit.
New study shows energy drinks can raise blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythm
A new study shows that energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy, may increase blood pressure and cause erratic heartbeat.
Nearly 200,000 pounds of Farm Rich quesadillas, pizza, other products recalled for E. coli risk
Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. The recall involved 192,222 pounds of products