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Consumer Product Defects

Washing Machine Recall Update

Samsung Washing Machine Update: Texas Family’s Repaired Machine Explodes You may recall that a few months ago, Samsung issued a voluntary recall of some of their top-loading washers because the washer lids can become detached from the machine while they are in operation. During the spin cycle, those lids can explode off the machines with enough force…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Laptop Battery Recall

HP Orders Laptop Battery Recall Due to Burn and Fire Hazard HP Development Company, manufacturers of HP and Compaq computers, has issued a very serious voluntary laptop battery recall for over 140,000 lithium-ion batteries that power some of its laptop computers because of the “fire and burn hazards” they may pose. This is actually the second such recall…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Moldy Teething Toy

Should Parents Worry About a Moldy Teething Toy? There has been a lot of concern expressed by parents in recent days over one of the most popular infant teething toys in the world, Sophie the Giraffe, after parents have flooded social media with reports that the toy, which is made of 100% natural rubber from…

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Baby Products, Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Stroller Recall

Fall, Laceration Hazards Lead to Stroller Recall When parents buy new equipment for their baby or small child, they buy it with the belief that the product has been checked out thoroughly and is safe for their child to use. However, once in a while, children’s products slip through the cracks and actually create more…

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Baby Products, Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Baby Medicine Recall

Use of Drug Leads to Baby Medicine Recall Last month, as you may recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory regarding the use of several homeopathic teething products and some were pulled from the market. According to the FDA advisory, the agency recommended that parents and caregivers refrain from administering certain homeopathic…

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Baby Products, Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Drone Recall

Flight Defect Prompts GoPro to Order Drone Recall In what many are calling an unusual move, last week, tech company GoPro pulled all of its newly released Karma drones from the market. At the same time, they asked all consumers who had purchased the drone to return them to the company for a full refund. What made…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Samsung Washing Machine Recall

As if the recall of millions of exploding smartphones wasn’t enough, over the weekend, Samsung Electronics Company issued a voluntary recall of more than 2.8 million washing machines for a safety problem. According to the announcement posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, the top-loading washers are being recalled because the tops can become…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

GE Washer Recall

Fire Hazard Leads to GE Washer Recall Louisville, Kentucky-based GE Appliances has issued a voluntary recall of about 222,000 of its GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers because of the possibility that an electrical component in the washers can overheat, which poses a significant risk of fire. This GE washer recall affects washers that are…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability