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

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

HMI Industries pays $725,000 penalty after lying to CPSC about defective floor cleaning machines

Posted: July 10, 2014

HMI Industries of Strongsville, Ohio, has agreed to pay a $725,000 civil penalty. This penalty has been enforced after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) discovered that the company knew its floor cleaner (Majestic 360 floor cleaner) was defective but

GM resisting NHTSA pressure to recall vehicles for potential brake line failure

Posted: July 9, 2014

General Motors (GM) is resisting pressure from federal auto regulators to recall full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from 1999 to 2003 for potential brake failure, the New York Times reported.

Delphi Automotive CEO Rodney O’Neal set to appear for Senate subcommittee hearing July 17

Posted: July 9, 2014

According to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra, along with Rodney O’Neal, the head of Delphi Automotive PLC, are set to face a senate subcommittee hearing next week. Delphi Automotive is the company responsible for supplying

GM refuses to recall 1.8M trucks, SUVs with corroded brakes despite consumer complaints

Posted: July 8, 2014

In 2014, General Motors (GM) has been responsible for the recall of nearly 25.7 million vehicles in the United States due to pressure from government agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, despite the NHTSA’s four-year

Tire blowout likely cause of deadly N.J. van crash, investigators say

Posted: July 5, 2014

Police investigating the deadly June 3 crash of a passenger van transporting produce workers say that a tire blowout is likely to blame for the crash, which killed two people and left four others seriously injured.