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.

More than 37 Million Defective Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled in the US

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important objects found in buildings across the country. People residing in homes, apartment complexes, businesses and other structures depend on these devices during fires. Without a functioning fire extinguisher, you and your loved ones could be at risk of severe injury or death. Your property and your belongings could be at risk of being destroyed. Kidde is a major producer of fire extinguishers in the US. The company recently announced a recall for 37.8 million fire extinguishers that may fail during an emergency. Some of the 137 Kidde fire extinguishers affected by the recall were manufactured as far back as 1973. According to Kidde, these fire extinguishers may become clogged or fail to discharge during fires. Nozzles used on these fire extinguishers can also come detached with enough force to cause impact injuries. Kidde has received reports of one death and 16 injuries…
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CarMax Accused of Selling Defective Vehicles with Open Recalls

If you have recently purchased a vehicle at CarMax, then you should continue reading the contents of this blog. Three consumer safety organizations have accused CarMax of selling defective vehicles with open recalls. The Center for Auto Safety, the CARS Foundation and MASSPIRG Education Fund collaborated on a study that analyzed 1,699 vehicles sold at eight CarMax locations in three states. According to the study, titled Used Car Roulette, an average of 27 percent of vehicles sold by CarMax have these defects. Some of the vehicles sold at CarMax contain defects that are responsible for injuries and deaths in the US. Forty-five of the vehicles contained defective Takata airbags, which can explode with excessive force. These airbags are linked to 13 deaths and dozens of injuries in the US. Other vehicles included in the report contained multiple defects that were currently under recall. In one case, a GMC Sierra contained…
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Lawsuit Claims Amazon Sold Solar Eclipse Glasses that Cause Vision Problems

A South Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Amazon over allegations they were sold fake eclipse glasses that caused eye damage. Amazon was one of several retailers that sold special glasses for the solar eclipse that traversed the United States on August 21. The couple claims that the counterfeit glasses sold by Amazon have left them with blind spots and blurry vision. Special glasses are required to view a solar eclipse without suffering eye damage. According to NASA, legitimate solar eclipse glasses contain a printed International Organization for Standardization (IOS) ISO 12312-2 number. Counterfeit glasses may contain a fake ISO label. NASA also claims these glasses are free of scratch marks and do not contain homemade filters. Amazon issued a recall for the counterfeit glasses. However, the lawsuit claims it was “too little, too late” for the couple. Thousands of counterfeit glasses may have been sold on Amazon before…
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