Category: Dangerous Products

Remington Class Action Settlements

Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Consumers with Remington bolt action trigger rifles may once again start sending their rifles to Remington Arms to be retrofitted with a new trigger.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the appeal Wednesday filed by objectors in regards to the Remington Class Action Settlement.   The Class Action was initially approved on […]

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Missouri water ride shut down after rider falls from tube

In the wake of a deadly accident at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, the question of amusement park safety resurfaces after a rider fell from the “Typhoon Twister” at Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri. Similar to the Verruckt water slide, which claimed the life of 10-year old Caleb Schwab in August 2016, […]

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Kansas man dies after farming accident

In this tragic story out of Ellis County, Kansas, a 34-year-old farm worker died after a skid-loader bucket came crashing down on top of him. According to this report, it appears the bucket first hit the man on the head before falling onto his lower extremities. While it is unclear whether this death was caused […]

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Mom issues warning to parents after infant ejected from car seat during crash

To be effective, child restraint devices, like car seats and booster seats, must be used properly. It is crucial for parents to understand what, if any, modifications can be made without jeopardizing the safety of their child. Consider, for example, a recent story out of Georgia where a two-month-old child was ejected from her car […]

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Polaris To Pay $27.25 Million Penalty For Failure To Report Defective Recreational Off-Road Vehicles

On April 2nd, Polaris agreed to pay a $27.25 million penalty for failure to report defective recreational off-road vehicles.  The penalty was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), the leading government authority with oversight of product safety.  While civil penalties are not uncommon, they are reserved for the most severe of circumstances when […]

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Tips to Take Good Pictures after an Auto Accident

One of the best ways to preserve crucial evidence after a car accident is by taking photographs. After all, it is difficult to dispute the evidence that photographs show. Also, this is something that virtually everyone can do, because of the prevalence of camera phones. However, not all photos will do. You need to use […]

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Chimparoo baby carrier recalled

The Chimparoo Baby Carriers by L’echarpe Porte-bonheaur have been recalled because of a potential fall hazard. The recall was announced on the thirteenth of October. This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric […]

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Did bad ergonomics kill Star Trek actor?

Automobiles are complex items. They are made up of thousands of component parts. Some of those parts are purely aesthetic, providing for your comfort or enjoyment of your drive, like a cup holder or door trim. Others are critical to the operation of the vehicle and your safety, like the brakes and steering. When one […]

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Ford recalls vehicles due to auto defects

We’ve covered various recalls before. Be they airbags from Takata or toys painted with lead, various products across the world have been recalled to their manufacturers and providers for a variety of reasons. Now, the Ford Motor Company is recalling several of its trucks and SUV’s for a plethora of reasons. Ford Motor said it […]

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Lawsuits accuse baby powder of causing ovarian cancer

Talcum powder is a powder based on the mineral talc. As a powder, talcum cuts down on friction and is surprisingly effective at absorbing moisture. As such, it is often used to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. However, new research suggests that talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer. Talc is a mineral that is, […]

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Takata saga continues as victim dies of complications

Just when they thought they were free, it seems the nightmare for the Takata Corporation continues on. This is not a new case, however. Instead, it seems a former victim of a malfunctioning Takata airbag has passed away from the injuries inflicted on her by the faulty equipment. Patricia Mincey was paralyzed in June 2014 […]

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Cheap laminate flooring may cause cancer

Formaldehyde is a chemical that is linked with, among other health issues, an increased risk of cancer. Recently Lumber Liquidators, a company that sells hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, was revealed to be exposing its customers to dangerous levels of formaldehyde in its laminate flooring. The floors, which were advertised as cheaper than […]

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More cars added to Takata list for auto defects

The Takata airbag debacle continues to unfold as more and more lawsuits are targeted at the corporation. This time, the family of Joel Knight is suing after he was killed by his defective airbag after an accident. Knight, 52, died on the night of December 22 after his 2006 Ford Ranger struck a cow. Had […]

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FDA Recalls Popular Weight Loss Products

Several weight loss products have been recalled by the FDA due to potentially life threatening reactions with other drugs. Jenesis, Oasis, and other weight loss products have been recalled because of undeclared drugs included in the products. The undeclared products are sibutramine and phenolphthalein, an appetite suppressant and laxative, respectively. Sibutramine is known to cause […]

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Study shows certain antibiotics could cause hearing loss

According to a new study, an antibiotic used to treat deadly bacterial infections may place patients at a high risk for hearing loss. The medication is frequently given to newborns battling life-threatening infections in Missouri and across the U.S. The study examined the impact of aminoglycoside antibiotics, which are typically used to treat bacteremia, meningitis […]

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