Category: Product Liability

Nature Valley Granola Bars Sued Over “100% Natural” Slogan

July 27, 2012 -- Two mothers have filed a lawsuit against General Mills, the company that sells Natural Valley granola bars, for false advertising. They allege that the “100% Natural” slogan is deceptive because the products contain three highly-processed ingredients:...

Tanning Beds Linked to 1 in 20 Cases of Skin Cancer

July 27, 2012 -- The British Medical Journal has published a European study linking tanning beds to a significantly increased risk of melanoma, a type of aggressive skin cancer that can be deadly. The researchers found that people who use...

Buckyballs Magnet Toy

CPSC Sues to Ban Buckyballs Magnet Toys

The CPSC has filed a lawsuit to forcibly recall Buckyballs and other magnet toys.

Peg Perego Stroller Recall 8 Years After Infant Death

July 24, 2012 -- Peg Perego, a major stroller manufacturer, has announced a voluntary recall of the “Venezia” and “Pliko P3” strollers due to the risk of infant entrapment, strangulation, and death. The recall involves approximately 223,000 strollers. The strollers...

BMJ Questions Science Behind Sport Drink Health Claims

July 20, 2012 -- Since the 1980s, the sports-drink industry has boomed into a global, multi-billion dollar industry. Much of the industry’s success is based on the perception that a sports drink is superior to water because they boost athletic...

FDA Bans BPA In Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

July 18, 2012 -- In response to a request from a plastic industry trade group, yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially banned the use of the chemical BPA (bisphenol A) in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers...

CPSC Fines Battat $400,000 for Failing to Report Magnet Toys

July 17, 2012 -- Battat Inc., an American toy company, has agreed to settle a dispute with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for $400,000. The CPSC alleges that Battat failed to notify the agency about a known defect with...

Grill Brush

CDC Warns of Swallowing Wire Grill-Brush Bristles

Our law firm is filing lawsuits for people who were hospitalized or needed surgery after accidentally swallowing a wire grill brush bristle.

CPSC Approves New Play Yard Safety Guidelines

June 29, 2012 -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently approved new requirements to help improve the safety of portable cribs and play yards, also known as “pack-and-plays.” The foldable cribs are designed to be easily transportable, but...

14 Injured by Exploding Toilets, Prompting Recall

June 25, 2012 -- Approximately 2.3 million Sloan Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems are being voluntarily recalled because they could explode, causing serious personal injury and property damage. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware of at least 304...