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 …

Children Like to Climb on Furniture. It’s a Fact That Often Leads to Tragic Results

By JohnProduct Liability

Each year in the U.S., nearly 22,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries suffered from a falling television, a piece of furniture, or an appliance. And, on average, a child will die every two weeks in America from such tip-over related injuries as a result of climbing on unsecured furniture, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

How Automakers Play the Percentages with Recalls

By JohnProduct Liability

In 2014, approximately 62 million vehicles were recalled in the United States, making it a record-breaking year for recalls. That number is equivalent to four years’ worth of cars sold, or about one out of every four cars on the road today. Malfunctions that led to a recall in 2014 ranged from minor issues to defective car parts that made …

Laptop Explosion Makes Headlines

By JohnBurn Injury, Product Liability

When you think of “accidents involving technology,” most of us imagine knocking our smartphones off the table. But a man living in Dallas had a different kind of technology accident. Coworkers pulled him from a meeting to show him that his laptop was emitting sparks. After the smoke cleared, three explosions had come from the laptop, and the battery cells …

How Do I Protect My Children from Defective Child Seats?

By JohnProduct Liability

Recently, a wave of child seat manufacturers have announced recalls of their popular child seats due to defects that render the seats dangerous for young children. For instance, BMW recalled 622,000 X3 and X4 SUVs manufactured between 2011 and 2017 due to a defect in the anchor used to secure the child seat to the back seat of the SUV. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall, a Case in Product Liability

By JohnProduct Liability

Typically when a company issues a recall, it’s done very quietly and often, without severe consequence. Unfortunately for Samsung, that has not been the case with their Galaxy Note 7, their latest smartphone that was released in the middle of August. Since then, reports have been coming out that the smartphone heats up and can even explode, causing damage to …

Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Devices

By JohnProduct Liability

Medical devices, from tongue depressors to computerized brain implants, are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. When a device is defective, however, serious injuries or even death may result. Here are some common injuries that Texas defective medical device lawyers see in clients who have been harmed by a medical device:

Common Devices Named in Dallas Medical Product Liability Claims

By JohnProduct Liability

Many defective products cases involve medical devices that malfunction, do not work as intended, or can cause serious or even deadly side effects. Often, the device being scrutinized did not pass through the Food and Drug Administration’s formal approval process, but was permitted to be sold on the grounds that it was “substantially similar” to an approved device that was …

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