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Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Evenflo will recall approximately 56,247 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats due to a design defect involving the central front adjuster button.  The central front adjuster (CFA) controls the seat’s internal harness to loosen the restrains on the child.  It was discovered recently that the position of the CFA is in reach for the child to [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.87 vehicles globally, including over 1.3 million vehicles in the United States due to defective seat belts.  The defect stems from Toyota’s 4x4 vehicles (the RAV4 and the Vanguard) where the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the vehicles’ second-row seat could come in contact with [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

For the second time in the last month, Britax will recall 49,000 B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats due to an arm bar defect.  The defect involves the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar which can come off in fragments and presents as a serious choking hazard to the child if the child bites [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Defective Strollers, Product Liability|Comments Off on Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Graco has issued two separate recalls involving four models of their child restraint systems due to the car seats not meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 regarding the fixed label on the car seat. The first recall affects 31,838 Graco Classic Ride, ComfortSport, and Ready Ride car seats.  These car seats were manufactured [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Britax will recall approximately 71,000 Britax B-Safe 35 and B- Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems due to a carry handle defect.  The reason for the recall is that Britax has received 74 reports of handles that have cracked and fractured while being carried by the handle.  Britax notes that the infant [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Court Rejects Sealing Settlement for Discharged Employees Who Claimed They Were Fired for Joining Earlier Suit

It is all too common when a corporate defendant settles a case a great deal of effort is made to preclude the public from knowing what happened. In some instances valid concerns about trade secrets or competitive advantages justify sealing settlements.  However, all too often large corporations seek to conceal their misconduct that leads to [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Hershey Retaliation Lawsuit, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court Rejects Sealing Settlement for Discharged Employees Who Claimed They Were Fired for Joining Earlier Suit

FDA Issues Class I Recall to Boston Scientific’s RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire

Last month, the FDA issued a Class I recall to Boston Scientific’s RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire because the core wires may crack and separate from the rest of the Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System.  This device is used to open narrowed arteries and improve blood flow to the heart, when patients undergo atherectomy [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on FDA Issues Class I Recall to Boston Scientific’s RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire

Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

2011 Ford Fusion Ford will recall 451,865 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans in North America due to a defective canister purge valve in the fuel tank.  This recall affects the 2010 and 2011 models of the above referenced vehicles.  Of the affected vehicles, approximately 411,205 vehicles are in the United States.  The vehicles [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

In 1974, Volkswagen was sued by the U.S. EPA for violating the Clean Air Act by utilizing emissions defeat devices on their vehicles.  VW settled the lawsuit for $120,000 and the promise to comply with the Clean Air Act in the future.  This past violation is virtually identical to the current VW “clean diesel” fraud. [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974