Category Archives: Product Liability

News about product liability, dangerous products, accidents, injuries, settlements, verdicts and compensation

Was Uber’s Self-Driving Car Accident Preventable?

In March, a self-driving Uber vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. An operator sitting in the driver’s seat failed to take control of the vehicle to avoid the collision. Video footage of the accident shows the operator may have been distracted in the moments before the accident. Uber…
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CPSC Sues Manufacturer of Stroller Linked to Almost 100 Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking the unusual step of forcing a manufacturer to recall a product. Britax, a worldwide manufacturer of children’s products, is being sued by the CPSC over its three-wheeled jogging strollers. According to the CPSC, it has received more than 200 complaints involving the product since 2012. Complaints suggest the front wheels can…
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How Do I Check the Recall Status of My Vehicle?

More than 60 million vehicles in the US are under recall for safety defects. Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 37 million of these recalls are for defective Takata airbags. These airbags can explode with deadly force, even during minor collisions. If your vehicle has an unfixed recall, then it is necessary to seek…
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New Product Recalls You Should Be Aware Of

As we approach the holiday season, people are going to start looking around for gifts to buy their loved ones (if you haven’t already started – you might want to get on it!). As you do, you should be aware of product recalls as well as unsafe products that have the potential to turn the holiday season sour. Here are…
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Austin Police Getting Their Ford Explorers Back after Carbon Monoxide Issue

In July, nearly 400 Ford Explorers were pulled from the Austin Police Department. This happened due to a purported design defect in the vehicles, which lead to carbon monoxide leaks that were harming police officers. The problem became apparent earlier this year after a slew of police officers suffered injuries due to carbon monoxide. In Newport Beach, California, a police…
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