Category: Product Liability

Johnson & Johnson Removes Formaldehyde, Other Chemicals

August 16, 2012 -- After years of pressure from consumers and environmental groups, Johnson & Johnson announced that they will be removing formaldehyde, certain cancer-causing chemicals, and other harsh ingredients from its products. The chemicals will be removed from baby...

Texas Bumbo Baby Seat Lawyer

All 4 million Bumbo baby seats have been voluntarily recalled due to the risk that infants can fall out of the seat and suffer life-threatening injuries or a skull fractures. In total, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has received...

Bumbo Recalls 4 Million Baby Seats After Injuries, Skull Fractures

August 15, 2012 -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International, a South African company, have issued a voluntary recall of more than 4 million Bumbo baby seats. According to the press release, “Babies can maneuver out of...

Triclosan Antibacterial Ingredient May Harm Muscle Movement

August 15, 2012 -- New research has linked triclosan, an ingredient in thousands of common household products, to decreased muscle movement in animal studies. Triclosan is one of the most common anti-bacterial chemicals used in soap, body wash, mouthwash, toothpaste,...

Energy Drinks

Attorney General Investigates Monster Energy Drink

Monster Energy drinks are under investigation related to “advertising, marketing, promotion, ingredients, usage, and sale.”

1.3 Million Dishwashers Recalled for Fire Hazard

August 9, 2012 -- GE Appliances has issued voluntary recall of 1.3 million dishwashers due to the risk of electrical fire in the heating element. No injuries have been reported, but the dishwashers have been linked to at least 15...

Buckyballs Magnet Toy

Magnet Toy Manufacturer Fights CPSC Ban

The CPSC is working to ban or recall Buckyballs and other magnet toys due to the risk of injury and death.

Kenmore Dehumidifier Recall for Injuries, $7 Million in Fire Damage

August 3, 2012 -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of Kenmore dehumidifiers due to the risk of short-circuiting, which could cause a severe fire. Sears and Kmart, the retailers who sell these products, have...

Antiseptic Wipes Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

August 2, 2012 -- Zee antiseptic swabs, Dukal antiseptic wipes, and Dukal BZK swabs are being voluntarily recalled after inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found some lots were contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. No injuries...

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:...