2021 - California Personal Injury Blog
Warehouse workers have filed a proposed class action alleging that Amazon violated state law in Colorado by failing to pay warehouse workers for time spent undergoing COVID-19 screenings before clocking in at work.
According to a Reuters news report, Jennifer Vincenzetti, who worked at two Amazon warehouses in Colorado Springs, filed the proposed class action in federal court claiming that the company made workers wait in long lines to answer questions and have their temperatures checked.
The proposed class includes more than 10,000 people at five Colorado warehouses. …Read the rest »
Ford has announced a recall of more than 47,000 Ranger SuperCab pickup trucks due to a potentially dangerous seat belt defect.
The vehicles from the 2019 through 2021 model years have been recalled because the front passenger outboard seatbelt might not have been assembled properly.
According to Consumer Reports, this could lead to the seatbelt being misrouted and failing to secure the passenger in the event of a car accident. …Read the rest »
A recent study by WalletHub shows California leads the nation when it comes to incidents of bullying in schools, despite having the most anti-bullying laws in the nation.
California also had the most physical fights among students in the nation, the study showed.
In addition, the Golden State also topped the list when it came to the highest cost of truancy for schools due to bullying. …Read the rest »
Federal health officials are warning consumers against eating Citterio-brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks after the product has been linked to a growing salmonella outbreak.
According to a KTLA news report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising consumers and businesses to not eat or serve these salami sticks.
Contaminated food products can cause serious illnesses and side effects, and could put consumers at risk. …Read the rest »
If you have vintage or imported ceramic dishes in your home, you may want to consider testing them for lead or even getting a blood test to determine your blood lead levels.
According to Consumer Reports, health officials in New York recently issued a warning about traditional ceramic dishware that has caused at least 15 cases of lead poisoning in adults and children in New York City in recent months.
Officials say these cases have been linked to ceramics from counties such as Ecuador, Mexico, Morocco, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. …Read the rest »
Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy spray after rare and dangerous bacteria were found in the products that could potentially cause a fatal condition.
According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), investigators are looking into two deaths that seem related to these products.
CPSC officials said they tested Walmart’s Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones and found Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal condition called melioidosis. …Read the rest »
A series of lithium-ion battery fires in electric scooters have sparked serious concerns among officials in New York City.
According to the New York Daily News, the most recent one was at a studio apartment in Brooklyn where a tenant was running an off-the-books business fixing electric scooters and mopeds.
The article states that the city has seen a “massive jump” in battery fires as electric scooter use continues to grow in the city. …Read the rest »
Fresh onions have been identified as the source of a widespread salmonella outbreak across 37 states including California.
According to a CBS news report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded that fresh, whole, red, white, and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc., are behind this nationwide outbreak.
The contaminated onions could cause serious illness and put consumers at risk. …Read the rest »
Federal investigators have recovered $106,245 in unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages for 50 vending machine workers with Parks Coffee California who were not paid for working through all or part of their lunch breaks.
According to a report in The Press-Enterprise, investigators with the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division found Parks Coffee California Inc. violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The vending machine company was caught making automatic one-hour lunch break deductions even though employees had to work through their breaks. …Read the rest »
Ram is recalling more than 130,000 heavy-duty trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines because of an electric defect that could spark a fire even when the vehicles are turned off.
According to Consumer Reports, the recalled vehicles include Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 2500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model years.
The fault with the vehicles could be extremely dangerous, posing a risk to lives and property. …Read the rest »
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