Product Liability

Congress Considering Rental Car Safety Legislation

As San Diego injury lawyers, we join federal regulators, consumer safety advocates, and elected officials in calling on Congress to pass legislation that would improve rental car safety. The Grow America Act would specifically require rental car agencies and used car dealers to fix safety...

Takata Fined for Failing to Cooperate in Airbag Investigation

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that airbag manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate with the agency’s investigation. “Safety is a shared responsibility and Takata’s failure to fully cooperate with our investigation is unacceptable and will...

Recall Alert: Defective Bike Helmets May Fail to Prevent Head Injuries

Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of nearly 1,500 bicycle helmets. According to the CPSC, the 2015 SCOTT® Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets do not comply with federal safety standards. As we have previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog,...

Should Product Recalls Be Publicized Via Social Media?

A recent report reveals that manufacturers rarely publish product recall information on social media. As San Diego product liability lawyers, we are concerned that companies are not using all of the tools at their disposal to notify the public about defective products. Kids In Danger’s report...

Product Safety Alert: Children’s Bikes Recalled

Bicycle crashes are common, particularly among younger riders. In addition to requiring kids to always wear helmets, it is also important to verify that their bikes are functioning properly. With this in mind, we would like to share a recent bicycle recall involving 2014 Marin MBX...

NHTSA Fines California Company for Defective Wheelchair Lifts

As San Diego product liability lawyers, we are always alarmed when companies fail to address safety defects. Most recently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined a California company for continuing to sell defective wheelchair lifts despite a known fire hazard. Ricon Corp. will pay...

Child Product Safety Alert: Mima High Chairs Recalled
Child Product Safety Alert: Mima High Chairs Recalled

Mima Moon 3-in-1 High Chairs conveniently adjust to a newborn, high and junior chair. However, they have a serious defect that could put your child at risk. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the high chairs pose two serious hazards. First, the high...

SAN DIEGO AUTO RECALL ALERT: 170,000 JEEPS RECALLED FOR DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS
San Diego Auto Recall Alert: 170,000 Jeeps Recalled for Defective Airbags

As San Diego product liability lawyers, we are concerned about the growing number of auto recalls involving defective airbags. While they are intended to protect vehicle occupants in the event of a crash, faulty airbags can do more harm than good. Since 2011, faulty airbags have...

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Auto Safety Alert: 2.12 Vehicles Recalled After Original Defect Fix Fails

As San Diego product liability lawyers, we are concerned about a recent recall announcement involving millions of vehicles that were previously recalled and purportedly fixed. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), airbags in 2.12 million vehicles may still inadvertently deploy in the absence...