Defective Products

We Need to Talk about Safety Inspections

Over the last month, the news headlines have been dominated by Boeing: the software that failed, the regulations that were loosened, and the number of people who have died on 737 MAX crashes because of systemic failures to keep planes safe. It’s an important story, because it highlights just how much damage self-regulation with an…

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Deaths and Injuries Due to Medical Devices Continue to Mount

The dangers of medical devices are becoming more apparent. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported in February 2019, that the US Food and Drug Administration has agreed to release information, previously hidden from the public, about defective medical devices. For the past 20 years, the FDA has allowed manufacturers to provide quarterly reports…

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Defective E-Cigarette Batteries Keep Exploding and Causing Injuries

An e-cigarette battery overheated and ignited a fire on an American Airlines flight shortly after landing on January 4, 2019. In a USA Today.com story, Ross Feinstein, a spokesperson for American Airlines, said that flight attendants are trained on how to fight high-energy battery fires, and that they “quickly extinguished the fire and the plane…

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