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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars and SUVs for Suspension Problems

By Brian Chase on May 28, 2020 - No comments

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars and SUVs for Suspension Problems

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars and SUVs for Suspension Problems

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 141,200 Lancer, Lancer Sportback, Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles because parts of their front suspensions may become corroded from saltwater exposure. According to an article in Consumer Reports, the corroded parts could lead to other suspension components detaching, leading to loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tyson Foods After Coronavirus Death

By Brian Chase on May 28, 2020 - No comments

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tyson Foods After Coronavirus Death

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tyson Foods After Coronavirus Death

A family in Texas has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Tyson Foods after a woman suffered a work-related injury, contracted the coronavirus and died. According to a news report in Click2Houston.com, Pwar Gay worked as a meat cutter at the Tyson meatpacking plant in Amarillo, Texas. Her family said Gay tripped, fell and injured her knee in a job-related accident. Tyson reportedly sent Gay to its company clinic where she received first aid and was sent back to work. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Healthy Choice Expands Frozen Food Recall After Customers Found Rocks in Entrees

By Brian Chase on May 26, 2020 - No comments

Healthy Choice Expands Frozen Food Recall After Customers Found Rocks in Entrees

Healthy Choice Expands Frozen Food Recall After Customers Found Rocks in Entrees

Healthy Choice has expanded the recall of its Power Bowls frozen entrees that might have small rocks in them. According to a news report, the recall has been expanded by 276,872 pounds and two more Power Bowl varieties. Conagra, which makes these products, received additional consumer complaints about rocks being in the products, and the firm then notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service of the issue. Those with any of these products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions can reach Conagra at 800-672-8240. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Chanel Faces Lawsuit Alleging Its Talc Products are Linked to Mesothelioma

By Brian Chase on May 26, 2020 - No comments

Chanel Faces Lawsuit Alleging Its Talc Products are Linked to Mesothelioma

Chanel Faces Lawsuit Alleging Its Talc Products are Linked to Mesothelioma

Chanel has been hit with a lawsuit in New York state court alleging that its after-bath talcum powder products sold at Publix and Woolworth stores contain asbestos, and caused a woman’s mesothelioma. According to a Law360 report, Dolores Gomez said she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had used the Chanel talc products for three decades from 1961 to 1991 as her regular hygiene routine. She claims in the lawsuit that Chanel and the retailers that sold the products knew asbestos was present in the talc but failed to adequately warn consumers about its dangers. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Harbor Freight Recalls Defective Jack Stands That Could Drop and Cause Serious Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2020 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls Defective Jack Stands That Could Drop and Cause Serious Injuries

Harbor Freight Recalls Defective Jack Stands That Could Drop and Cause Serious Injuries

Harbor Freight is recalling 454,000 jack stands because they could drop and potentially cause serious injuries. According to a USA Today news report, the recall notice posted on the retailer’s website stated that some Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands are defective which could cause the pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post allowing the stand to drop suddenly. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Federal Grant Program Aims to Inform Consumers about Vehicle Safety Recalls

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2020 - No comments

Federal Grant Program Aims to Inform Consumers about Vehicle Safety Recalls

Federal Grant Program Aims to Inform Consumers about Vehicle Safety Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that states can now apply for funding to help drivers learn about open safety recalls on their vehicles. According to news reports, in 2017, NHTSA entered into a $222,300 cooperative agreement with the state of Maryland, launching a two-year pilot program to provide open recall information to consumers when they register a new vehicle or renew a registration. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

ADT Faces Class Action Lawsuits After Alleged Breach of Customer Privacy

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2020 - No comments

ADT Faces Class Action Lawsuits After Alleged Breach of Customer Privacy

ADT Faces Class Action Lawsuits After Alleged Breach of Customer Privacy

Two federal class action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of hundreds of ADT customers who recently learned that their accounts with the home security company were compromised by a former employee. According to a Dallas Morning News report, the lawsuits came weeks after ADT alerted hundreds of its customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that a former employee had unauthorized access to their security systems over the last several years including video streams of in-home cameras. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Sale of Talcum Powder in the United States and Canada

By Brian Chase on May 21, 2020 - No comments

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Sale of Talcum Powder in the United States and Canada

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Sale of Talcum Powder in the United States and Canada

Johnson & Johnson discontinued its legacy talcum powder-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada after facing thousands of lawsuits alleging asbestos contamination and cancer risks. According to a Bloomberg news report, J&J said it had stopped shipping hundreds of talc-based items in the United States and Canada after coming to a “commercial decision” to discontinue them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Ikea Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty Furniture Recall

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2020 - No comments

Ikea Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty Furniture Recall

Ikea Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty Furniture Recall

Ikea is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the furniture company marketed and sold millions of dressers it knew were prone to dangerous tip-overs and failed to issue adequate notifications and refunds to customers for dressers after they were recalled in 2016. According to Consumer Reports, the lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania on behalf of a Minnesota family with two young children. The family had purchased two Ikea Malm dressers before the recall. When the couple attempted to return the dressers to Ikea for a refund in August 2018, they were denied, the complaint states. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Infant and Toddler Swings Recalled for Fall Hazards

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2020 - No comments

Infant and Toddler Swings Recalled for Fall Hazards

Infant and Toddler Swings Recalled for Fall Hazards

Some baby and toddler swings have been recalled because the swing rope can detach and pose a fall hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 3,000 units of the Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings have been recalled because of the stopper on the bottom of the swing rope that holds the seat in place can detach. This can cause children to fall off the swings. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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