What Causes a Vape Battery to Explode?

Ever since vaping was introduced in the US in 2006 as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, it has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. According to BBC News, the global number of vapers has steadily increased—from approximately seven million in 2011 to over 41 million in 2018, with the US, the UK, and France holding the…

Texas Township, PA – Hunter Killed in Portable Propane Heater Explosion

Texas Township, PA (December 20, 2019) – A man from Florida hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania was killed on Saturday, December 14th when his portable propane heater exploded.  This incident delineated Pennsylvania’s third deadly hunting incident inside of a week. Chiefland resident Gregory Scheer, 81, was hunting from a ground blind in Texas Township when the…

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 February 14, 2017 by…

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 by…

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 a product…

How to Know if You Can File a Product Liability Lawsuit

Product liability lawsuits usually involve injuries that are the result of a product that is defective in some way. These are considered complex lawsuits requiring special knowledge and experience. Occasionally, product liability cases are filed as a class action lawsuit, if there were many people who were affected or injured by the product. In some…