Product Liability Articles
Dreamliner battery fix may take months, airline exec says
Boeing is likely several months away from finding a suitable repair to the lithium-ion battery problems that have plagued its new 787 Dreamliner passenger planes, an airline executive said Monday after meeting with Boeing executives in Seattle.
Should FAA reconsider approval of batteries used in Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft?
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman told Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulators Thursday that they should reconsider their approval of the powerful lithium-ion batteries used in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner jets.
Bad brakes eyed as cause of deadly California bus crash
Authorities investigating the deadly bus crash on a California mountain highway are looking at the vehicle’s mechanical integrity, especially its brakes, in light of reports from the driver and surviving passengers, as well as a company history of brake problems
CPSC Sues Star Networks USA After Continued Sale Of Recalled Magnetic Balls and Cubes
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff filed an administrative complaint against Star Networks USA, LLC, claiming that their Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes not only contained flaws in their design, packaging, warnings and instructions, but posed a considerable
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month coincides with holiday gift-giving season
In order to best prepare the public for the holiday chaos that waits beyond the gates of December, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has declared December as National Safe Toys and Gifts month.
The living room couch could be ruining your health, new study finds
Smoking, tanning, and poor eating are some of the habits commonly blamed for causing cancer, but what about reclining on the living room couch?
More products add caffeine, but are they safe?
Caffeine has become the one of the most popular “legal” drugs of choice among food, beverage and cosmetics makers. Earlier this month Frito-Lay announced it was introducing a new caffeinated snack called Jack’D Power Bites, containing sugar, molasses and a
Pepsi launches ‘fat-blocking’ soda in Japan
Pepsi-Cola is launching a new soft drink in Japan that claims to block fat. The new Pepsi Special contains “indigestible dextrin,” also known as dietary fiber, that it claims reduces the amount of fat that’s absorbed into the body and
Frito-Lay to market coffee-infused Cracker Jack snacks
Move over energy drinks. Cracker Jack is entering the caffeine-jolt product business. Frito-Lay announced last week that it will begin selling early next year a new caffeinated snack aptly called Cracker Jack’D Power Bites. The jacked-up snacks will come in