Category Archives: Product Liability Lawsuit

Product liability lawsuits typically revolve around cases involving defective, poorly designed, or improperly advertised products that do harm to a person or persons.

What Common Foods in Your Home Can Cause Birth Defects?

The familiar boxed mac & cheese found in most American pantries may cause birth defects. A recent study has shown that these boxed meals contain potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates. Phthalates are a chemical utilized in most plastics, sealants, adhesives and other processed items. Once the risks were known, phthalates were removed from plastic children’s toys to keep them from being ingested. But, eating these chemicals may be easier than you think. Can Phthalates Affect My Family? Phthalates can travel to certain food products during their packaging stages, making them a food additive that we unknowingly consume. Boxed mac & cheese meals, such as Kraft Easy Mac, have specifically been linked to the phthalates. The coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging’s recent study found chemicals in 29 out of the 30 boxes that were tested. Fattier, less natural foods tend to have the most levels of phthalates. So, the…
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What You Need to Know About the Three Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

  While there are a wide variety of defective product liability claims they usually can be put into three categories. Knowing about these categories can help you determine if you have a claim. Manufacturing Defect The first and most commonly considered claims are from defective manufacturing. This is when there was a mistake while the product was being built. This can be as simple as a car at a factory installed with a faulty airbag. That car could be sold to someone who is seriously injured in a car accident because of the defective airbags. That person would not have the injuries if the car had an airbag that worked correctly. Design Defect The second category is when the design of a product is defective. In this situation, every product has been built properly according to the directions. At first, this may look like a great collection, but sometimes the plans…
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Is It Safe to Use Sparklers and Fireworks in New Jersey?

According to the Courier-Post, the Garden State’s Senate recently approved a bill that would allow the use of non-exploding fireworks in New Jersey. Reportedly, under the proposed law, it would no longer be illegal to sell or possess non-exploding fireworks or sparklers in New Jersey. Non-exploding fireworks, or “novelties” as they are referred to in the bill, include smoke devices, snakes, party poppers, glow worms, drop pops and snappers. The bill does not allow the sale of sparklers or “novelties” to anyone under 16 years old. The bill is not law yet. First, the Assembly must pass the bill, and after that, Governor Chris Christie must sign it into law. However, if both those things happen soon enough, then the new law could go into effect in time for July 4th. Is It Safe to Use Sparklers and Non-Exploding Fireworks? Even if “novelties” and sparklers do not explode, there is…
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