The Boppy Company Recalls Over 3 Million Newborn Loungers After 8 Infant Deaths; Suffocation Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

This government publication discusses a nationwide product recall that took place in September 2021. On September 23, 2021 the Boppy Company recalled 3.3 million “Boppy Original Newborn Loungers,” “Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers,” and “Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.” These carriers were sold at Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, and various juvenile product mass merchandisers nationwide. The product hazard …

Tragic Oklahoma Dog Attack Death

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Product Liability

This article discusses an absolutely tragic dog-attack occurrence in Osage County, Oklahoma earlier this year, in June. Alleged particulars about the dog-attack are in this excerpt from the article: “’The homeowner claimed he raised pit bull dogs for hobby/sale,” the Sheriff’s Office said.’  ‘There were several pit bull dogs caged in the garage. One of the dog cages was toppled …

Lampasas Man Experiences Explosion of 40 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Battery technology has rapidly evolved in recent years.  With that evolution there has been a corresponding increase in battery related fires.  One recent example is a fire down in Lampasas County, Texas arising from a 40-volt lithium battery, reported here. According to this report, “Xander Walthrop from Lampasas County heard an explosion on his front porch Saturday saying one of …

Cheyenne Products Recalls Folding Chairs and Barstools Due to Fall Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

On May 19, 2021 Cheyenne Products and/or Cheyenne Industries recalled 795,000 multiple styles of “Mainstay” padded chairs and barstools because the weld attaching the legs to the seat bottom can break, posing a fall hazard.  These chairs and barstools were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from January 2014 through April 2021 for between $30 and $42.  You can …

Amazon At Times Sells Defective Products Causing Injury. What to Do About It?

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

This is an interesting article from the Washington Post in August 2020 concerning allegations and lawsuits that Amazon has sold defective products that have injured people, and several of the defenses it attempts to raise. In March 2021 we blogged about one of the defenses Amazon typically raises – that in many instances it is just an “innocent retailer” under …

U.S. CPSC 2020 Report: Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Furniture Tip-Overs

We have blogged within the past several months about the hazards associated with household furniture that is not designed properly and, as a result, has a propensity to tip over and cause death or injury, especially to young children.  The January 2021 report authored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) addresses in detail this very dangerous problem as …

Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Ozone 500 Density Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

By JohnBicycle Accidents, Product Liability

Here in Dallas the bicycle path and trail systems – Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, Santa Fe Trail and others – are beginning to get crowded with bicyclists out enjoying the spring weather.  With increased use of bicycles, there is a corresponding increase in bicycle accidents.  While many accidents are due to negligence or carelessness caused by the person operating …

Is Amazon Really a “Seller” for Purposes of Products Liability in Texas?

By JohnProduct Liability

An article from the National Law Review describes an important issue that a federal appellate court recently posed to the Texas Supreme Court for it to officially answer: “Under Texas products-liability law, is Amazon a ‘seller’ of third-party products sold on Amazon’s website when Amazon does not hold title to the product but controls the process of the transaction and …

Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Recent Cold Texas Weather

By JohnProduct Liability

Texans have recently been through a rough stretch due to the severe cold weather experienced in late February.  No tap water to drink, cook or bathe with, and the loss of electricity to power furnaces and other heat sources was a very common problem for many Texans due to the stunning lack of competence by the Electric Reliability Council of …

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