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Posts tagged "defective product"

Essure permanent birth control device raises red flags with women

There are plenty of women across the United States who do not want to have children. If you're one of them, you're not alone. Unfortunately, birth control isn't always 100 percent effective and costly in-hospital surgeries hardly seem like a better option. It's for these and other reasons that many women have turned to the Essure permanent birth control device.

Know whom to hold accountable in product liability lawsuit

If you have had the unfortunate experience of suffering due to a defective product, you are not alone. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that millions of people in Kentucky and across the country are injured every year due to a range of items, from dangerous pharmaceuticals to defective children’s toys to poorly constructed amusement park rides. At Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., we know that these cases can quickly grow complex as there may be several parties on the hook for your injuries.

Bauer Hockey recalls dangerous goalie masks

Hockey enthusiasts in Kentucky may be interested to know that Bauer Hockey has recalled two of its goalie masks from the market. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the face cages on the masks can fail, potentially causing facial injuries to hockey players.

GM issues recall for Chevy Volts

Kentucky drivers may be affected by a recent recall involving a dangerous defect in several model years of the Chevy Volt electric hybrid car. General Motors, the manufacturer of the vehicles, said in a statement that it voluntarily recalled Volts manufactured from 2011 to 2013 because of a software error that could expose people to carbon monoxide.

Metal shards found in Tylenol products

As some Kentucky parents may know, the manufacturer of Children's and Infants' Tylenol and Children's Motrin was charged with selling adulterated formulations of the products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Company pleaded guilty to the charges in a Pennsylvania federal court on March 10. The charges date from 2009, when the equipment at McNeil's Fort Washington plant left metal shards in the medications. The company has agreed to pay $25 million to settle the matter.

Product liability claims involving food poisoning

Kentucky residents who have suffered from food poisoning may have a case for filing a personal injury claim. Food poisoning occurs when a person eats food that has been contaminated by a virus or bacteria, which could happen if it was not stored properly or was prepared with unclean hands or utensils.

Defective packaging prompts allergy medication product recall

Allergy sufferers just breathed a collective sigh of relief that spring pollen season is on its way out in Kentucky, but a new product recall means it might be time to check the medicine cabinet again. 

Pier 1 recalls lanterns that pose serious fire hazard to buyers

While accidents often occur when using potentially dangerous products in Kentucky and other states, the duty of the product’s manufacturer is to provide proper safety precautions to consumers. If a defect or unsafe part is discovered, the company is expected to issue a recall. Recently, around 11,000 lanterns produced by Pier 1 Imports were recalled throughout the United States and Canada because they presented a serious fire hazard to consumers. 

General Motors cars recalled due to defective ignition switch

Imagine you are driving your brand new car down the street to your home in Kentucky. Without warning, the ignition switch flips to off, the result of a defective car switch. With the ignition switch turned off, critical systems, including your power steering and brakes, are also turned off and it can be impossible to maintain control of the vehicle. This is what happened to many people who purchased General Motors vehicles that had defective ignition switches. These defective auto parts have resulted in several accidents and at least 13 deaths.