Category: Defective & Dangerous Products

Product Recall Puts Pennsylvania Company Out of Business

The manufacturer of a baby recliner has closed up shop after 150,000 units of its product were recalled. Baby Matters LLC of Pennsylvania, designed and sold various baby recliners between 2009 and 2012. The recliner’s design is intended to mimic a baby car seat and reduce the effect of reflux so that babies can sleep more peacefully. The product, which traded under the names of Nap Nanny and Chill, was cited as a possible reason for the deaths of five infants and over 90 reported injuries.
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Five Steps to Take After an Industrial Product Injury

A dangerous or defective product lawsuit can involve complex issues and multiple parties, including manufacturers. Two recent Pennsylvania cases potentially limit the insurance coverage available to manufacturers for damages from defectively designed products, making it harder for injury victims to get compensated by manufacturers. Continue reading “Five Steps to Take After an Industrial Product Injury”

Doctors’ Groups to Track Defective Hip and Knee Implants

What has happened regarding the safety of artificial hips since last year’s major recall by DePuy Orthopedics?

In August 2010, DePuy, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, recalled a hip implant used by 93,000 patients after the implants repeatedly failed prematurely. Over 1,000 lawsuits are already underway against the company for damages caused by the implants.
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Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Grand World Recalls “Bobby Chupete” Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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Avandia

Avandia is a drug that is widely used to control diabetes, but there are recent reports that it may increase the risk of heart attacks and death.  Avandia is widely used by diabetics to keep their blood sugars at safe levels, but the new reports suggest that it might have side effects that increase the risk for heart attacks and death from such an attack.
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