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 …

Honda Announces Recall of Pioneer 700 & Pioneer 1000 Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

As 2020 ended, Honda announced a recall of its popular Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) due to an electric power steering problem– which can lead to crashes and serious injuries. More than 118,000 vehicles were manufactured between 2016 and 2019, and specific 2020 models are affected by the recall. Honda’s ROVs were subject to a previous …

Transform Recalls Four-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Here is yet another piece of recalled furniture – this one a 4-drawer chest sold exclusively at Kmart stores – that poses a dangerous tipping hazard.  The recall is effective August 11, 2020 and involves about 19,900 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 chests.  These were sold at Kmart stores and online by Kmart between March 2018 and April 2020.  There are …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Home Depot and Safavieh Recall Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

We blogged about this subject matter last week: furniture tip overs.  This is an informative, recent article from Consumer Reports about a couple of dressers recalled back in February 2020 because they pose a dangerous tipping hazard. This is a very sobering quote from the article: “There are no reported incidents associated with either of the recalled dressers. But the …

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