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MMA Star Conor McGregor Faces Multimillion Dollar Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

MMA Star Conor McGregor Faces Multimillion Dollar Personal Injury Lawsuit

MMA Star Conor McGregor Faces Multimillion Dollar Personal Injury Lawsuit

A woman has filed a multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit against UFC superstar Conor McGregor alleging sexual assault. According to ESPN and The New York Times, an attorney for the woman said, the lawsuit stemmed from events that allegedly took place in 2018. An associate of McGregor’s has been listed as a co-defendant in the lawsuit. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

More Than 760,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Recalled for Glass and Plastic Contamination

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

More Than 760,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Recalled for Glass and Plastic Contamination

More Than 760,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Recalled for Glass and Plastic Contamination

Nestle Prepared Foods is recalling certain pepperoni Hot Pockets over concerns that they may be tainted with pieces of glass and hard plastic. According to a CNN news report, the Class I recall applies to 54-ounce 12 packs of pepperoni Hot Pockets with a best-by date of February 2022. The establishment number EST. 7721A appears inside the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Takata Airbags After Losing Fight with Federal Agency

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Takata Airbags After Losing Fight with Federal Agency

Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Takata Airbags After Losing Fight with Federal Agency

Ford Motor Company is set to recall about 3 million vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags after officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rejected the automaker’s request to avoid such a move. According to a USA Today news report, Ford disclosed in a public filing that the recall includes 2.7 million vehicles in the United States and will cost the company about $610 million. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Woman Says Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Vagina Candle Exploded in Her Living Room

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

Woman Says Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Vagina Candle Exploded in Her Living Room

Woman Says Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Vagina Candle Exploded in Her Living Room

A London woman told The Sun that actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop candle sold under the name “This Smells Like My Vagina” for $75, exploded nearly setting her living room on fire. According to a news report, Jody Thompson actually won the pricey candle, which is meant to smell like geranium, bergamot and cedar, in an online quiz. But, when she decided to light up the votive, things took a wild turn. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

More Than 100,000 Fillet Knives Recalled for Fire Hazards

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

More Than 100,000 Fillet Knives Recalled for Fire Hazards

More Than 100,000 Fillet Knives Recalled for Fire Hazards

When you think about fire hazards, knives used to cut fish fillets aren’t the first thing to come to mind. But, a company called Rapala is recalling more than 100,000 of its Rechargeable Fillet Knives because they pose a fire hazard. According to news reports, Rapala has worked with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to voluntarily recall about 128,000 of these knives because the battery on older-model rechargeable fillet knives could overheat and potentially catch fire. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

TikTok Star Posts Video of Him Dozing Off in Tesla with Autopilot Engaged

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

TikTok Star Posts Video of Him Dozing Off in Tesla with Autopilot Engaged

TikTok Star Posts Video of Him Dozing Off in Tesla with Autopilot Engaged

A TikTok star used Tesla’s Autopilot in a dangerous way and posted a video of it, showing the dangerous normalizing of abusing this feature. According to a report on Electrek.com, the worst part of this was that the man’s mother was helping him film the video where her son was sleeping with the car in motion and Autopilot engaged. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Federal Agency Investigates Complaints That Ford Failed to Fix Tailgate Recall Issue

By Monica Reynoso on January 25, 2021 - No comments

Federal Agency Investigates Complaints That Ford Failed to Fix Tailgate Recall Issue

Federal Agency Investigates Complaints That Ford Failed to Fix Tailgate Recall Issue

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate did not fix the problem it set out to fix. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, NHTSA said it has 11 complaints that a recall of power tailgates on 300,000 Super Duty pickup trucks failed to rectify the problem. The agency also says it has received reports from Ford about unintended tailgate openings after the recall repairs were made. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Bank of America Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Hacked Unemployment Debit Cards

By Brian Chase on January 18, 2021 - No comments

BOFA faces class action

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards provided by the bank to people getting unemployment benefits. According to a CBS San Francisco news report, the lawsuit lists a number of failings by Bank of America saying that the suit is a wakeup call for the bank, and that the problems could have been foreseen. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Consumer Reports Investigation Shows Kidde Mishandled Problems with its Fire Extinguishers

By Brian Chase on January 18, 2021 - No comments

Kidde, the largest manufacturer of fire extinguishers in the United States, has agreed to pay a $12 million fine

Kidde, the largest manufacturer of fire extinguishers in the United States, has agreed to pay a $12 million fine to settle a complaint by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that it failed to inform the CPSC in a timely manner about problems associated with its products even as homes burned and people suffered injuries. According to Consumer Reports, Kidde has faced numerous similar complaints for years. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

NHTSA Asks Tesla to Recall 158,000 Cars Over System Failures

By Dave Lambert on January 15, 2021 - No comments

NHTSA Asks Tesla to Recall 158,000 Cars for Electronic System Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Tesla to recall about 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles that could suffer from dangerous electronic system failures. The vehicles in question could see their electronic display consoles and touch screens fail over time. According to reports from various news outlets, the failures of so-called “media control units” in these vehicles can cut off access to the backup camera, climate controls, and Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system, increasing the risk of a car accident. …Read the rest »


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