Product Lawsuits

Exploding Lithium-Ion Batteries Remain A Top Product Liability Lawsuit in 2019

Exploding lithium-ion batteries are still a source for product recalls, injuries, and product liability lawsuits. Unlike the alkaline batteries we’re used to for powering children’s toys and flashlights, newer high-powered lithium-ion batteries that charge our cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other expensive electronics can pose tremendous hazards. Last year, lithium-ion batteries allegedly caused at least… read more

Pressure Cooker Explosions [Infographic]

Pressure Cooker Overview Higher Temperatures The tight-fitting lid prevents steam from escaping. Pressure builds, allowing inside temperatures to rise above the normal boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct Contact The steam’s heat is transferred directly to the surface of the food. Improved Safety A safety lid which is designed to prevent pressure build-up if… read more

At Least Seven Companies Recall More Hoverboards Due to Fire Risks

If you have a hoverboard in your home, it’s time to double-check it… again. In November 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a series of six recalls on six different hoverboards because of safety hazards. All but one of the products were manufactured in China. Back in July 2016, the CPSC announced a… read more

Exposure to Glyphosate Jumped with Introduction of GM Crops (Study)

Several studies have suggested that Roundup and its main herbicide, glyphosate, may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Other agencies have reached conclusions that are at odds with the IARC’s findings, including the Environmental Protection… read more

Are Other Samsung Phones at Risk of Overheating?

Just when we thought we’d heard the last of Samsung cell phones exploding, another of their products allegedly caught fire on a recent Jet Airways flight. On October 24, 2017, “India Today” reported that a Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone caught fire mid-air on a flight from Delhi to Indore, putting the 120 passengers on board… read more

France Committed to Developing Safer Alternative to Roundup

France recently announced a plan to cut back on the use of pesticides. This announcement came at around the same time as a government spokesperson stated that France would vote against extending the license for the use of glyphosate in the European Union, because of the herbicide’s suspected connection to cancer. France abstained from voting… read more

Bicycle Disc Brake Accidents

On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that bicycle manufacturer Trek had recalled about 900,000 bicycles in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada because of a problem with the disc brakes. The recall involved model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick… read more

Oregon Man Suffers Severe Burns, Files New Blitz Gas Can Lawsuit

In 2012, Blitz USA, once a leading manufacturer of portable plastic gas cans in the United States, closed its manufacturing plant in Miami, Oklahoma. Management claimed that increasing litigation over the alleged defective design of their cans had forced them into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Indeed, over 50 lawsuits were filed against the company, with plaintiffs… read more