Product Liability

Defective Spa Drain Suction Covers Could Lead to Entrapment

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning spa owners about an important safety recall. It specifically involves 26,000 Designer Pro Series Suction Covers, which were manufactured by Waterway Plastics. According to the CPSC, the drain suction cover can become disengaged from the spa wall,...

NHTSA Investigating Honda Over Failure to Report Defects

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating whether Honda Motors Inc. violated federal law by failing to notify the regulator about injuries and deaths associated with defective airbags in its vehicles. As we have previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog, the...

Stryker Orthopaedics to Pay $1.4 Billion to Resolve Hip Implant Suits

Stryker Orthopaedics recently agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle thousands of product-injury lawsuits related to its faulty hip implants. The settlement specifically involves two hip implants: Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG II. Stryker voluntarily recalled both devices in 2012, but faces thousands of lawsuits across the...

Concerns Growing Over Guardrails With Dangerous Design Defect

Guardrails are intended to lessen the impact of a serious collision. However, a dangerous defect involving the
energy-absorbing end terminals mounted on
guardrails is now linked to at least five deaths. As we previously reported, the specific part, known as the ET-Plus, is supposed to absorb the energy...

Failure to Disclose Defect Leads to $4.3 Million Fine on Go-Cart Company

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently imposed a $4.3 million penalty on a company that failed to disclose dangerous defects. According to the agency,Baja Inc., and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies Inc., knew that 11 models of minibikes and go-carts posed a...

Federal Legislation Would Prohibit Flame Retardants in Children’s Products

Congress is currently considering federal legislation that would ban the use of dangerous chemical flame retardants in certain children’s products. The “Children and Firefighters Protections Act of 2014” (S. 2811) was introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York in September. Child The proposed bill would...

San Diego Child Safety Alert: Toys R Us Recalls Defective Sandals

Since it’s sandal season for most of the year in Southern California, San Diego parents should be aware of an important recall. Toys R Us is recalling approximately 19,000 children’s sandals. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall impacts Koala Baby children’s...

Product Safety Alert: October Is Window Covering Safety Month

As San Diego injury lawyers, we want to help spread the word about an important danger that may be lurking in your home — window blinds. Between 1996 and 2012, approximately 184 infants and young children died from strangling in window cords, according to the...

GM Ignition Switch Defect Prompts Federal Legislation

The General Motors Co. ignition switch recall has prompted federal legislation. Under a proposed bill, company executives could be held criminally responsible for concealing dangerous defects. As we have previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog, 27 people have died and 25 people have been...

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