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2021 | California Personal Injury Blog

Ford Recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs Because Roof Rail Covers Could Detach

By D L on May 10, 2021 - No comments

Ford Recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs Because Roof Rail Covers Could Detach

Ford Recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs Because Roof Rail Covers Could Detach

Ford Motor Company is recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs in North America at the request of U.S. regulators because the retention pins in these vehicles could loosen and allow the roof rail covers to detach. According to a Reuters news report, the recall covers 2016 through 2019 model year vehicles. When the recall begins, dealers will install push-pins and replace any damaged rail clips and roof rail covers. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

By D L on May 10, 2021 - No comments

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton, which recalled its Tread Plus treadmills last week after reports of one child’s death and several injuries involving children and pets, is facing a class action lawsuit. According to a report on Insider.com, the lawsuit filed by plaintiff Shannon Albright alleges that Peloton violated consumer protection laws and that the company has known or should have known the defective nature of its treadmills whose inherent design flaw makes it “uniquely dangerous” for kids. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Consumer Reports Engineers Demonstrate How a Tesla Will Drive Without a Person in the Driver’s Seat

By D L on May 10, 2021 - No comments

Consumer Reports Engineers Demonstrate How a Tesla Will Drive Without a Person in the Driver's Seat

Consumer Reports Engineers Demonstrate How a Tesla Will Drive Without a Person in the Driver's Seat

Consumer Reports engineers have apparently managed to trick a Tesla Model Y so it could drive on Autopilot without anyone in the driver’s seat, a scenario that could prove extremely dangerous if it were repeated on public roadways. According to an article on Consumer Reports, over several trips made as part of this experiment, the Model Y automatically steered along painted lane lines, but the system did not send out a warning or indicate in any way that the driver’s seat was unoccupied. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde is recalling 226,000 smoke detectors and combination smoke-carbon monoxide alarms because they may not alert consumers to a fire. According to a USA Today news report, this nationwide recall is for Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that were sold at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Menards, Amazon and other stores between May 2019 and September 2020. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for two problems that could potentially cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. Some are being recalled a second time. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

More than 92,000 outdoor wooden folding chairs were recalled after 18 reports of the chairs breaking including 15 people who fell. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), TJX Companies Inc. has recalled these outdoor, wooden folding chairs that could collapse or unexpectedly break even when people are sitting on them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Peloton Recalls All Treadmills and Publicly Apologizes After Child’s Death and 70 Injuries

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton has recalled its Tread and Tread Plus treadmills while its CEO also issued a public apology admitting that the company was wrong to fight the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) request that it recall the treadmills after one child died and 70 others were injured by the exercise machines. According to a CNN news report, about 125,000 treadmills are included in this recall. When CPSC issued a warning about the treadmills’ dangers last month, Peloton took the unusual step of refusing to recall them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Jule’s Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Jule's Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jule's Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jule’s Foods, which is based in Carlsbad, California, is voluntarily recalling its food products because of potential salmonella contamination. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall includes all of the company Cashew Brie, Truffle Cashew Brie, Black Garlic Cashew Brie, Artichoke Spinach Dip and Vegan Ranch Dressing. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

The Metal Ware Corporation has issued a defective product recall for about 5,350 NESCO Coffee Bean Rosters because they could potentially overheat and cause a fire. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 20 reports of the coffee bean roasters overheating, causing the plastic to melt, burning the beans, and/or flame and smoke emanating from the roaster. So far, no injuries have been reported. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

A federal jury in Florida has awarded $7.1 million in damages to three U.S. Army veterans finding that 3M Company failed to warn them about design flaws in earplugs widely sold to the U.S. military, which ultimately caused hearing loss. According to a report on Military.com, this closely-watched product liability lawsuit is the first of thousands to go to trial. It could set the precedent for the manner in which other proceedings are handled. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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