Defective Products

IKEA’s GLIVARP Dining Tables Were Recalled for Potential Laceration Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that IKEA, the furniture giant, is voluntarily recalling its GLIVARP extendable dining tables in white because the table’s glass extension poses a serious threat of laceration. Per the CPSC notice, the “table’s glass extension leaf can detach and fall unexpectedly.” Approximately 8,200 units have been recalled, and customers…

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Father of Two Wins $289 Million Verdict Against Monsanto

A jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of a man who claimed that Roundup, the world-renowned weed killer, caused him to contract non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Dewayne Johnson, a husband, former schoolteacher, and father of two children had his case expedited because of his terminal diagnosis. In California, plaintiffs who are terminal have the right to…

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Product Liability Claims and Defective E-Cigarettes

Plattner Verderame, P.C. handles all manner of product liability claims. We have put together this brief video set to talk a little bit about defective product cases, what your rights are, and what you should do if you e-cig explodes. We invite you to listen to Frank Verderame, Richard Plattner and Randy Hinsch as they…

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Cybex Recalls 15,000 Defective Weight Press Products

Cybex International, a popular American manufacturer of weight lifting equipment, has issued a recall for approximately 15,000 Cybex Smith Presses. According to the company, the weight bar can become dislodged and fall on the person using the equipment. To date, there have been 27 reported injuries, including spinal fracture and paralysis. There are two models…

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Vape Pen Explodes, Killing a Man

Vape pens and e-cigarettes are peaking in popularity right now. People trying to quit smoking cigarettes, or people who just like to have plumes of smoke around their heads are the target audience of vape manufacturers. Because these devices are so new, there isn’t a large body of research around health effects or even much…

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Years After Takata Recall, Drivers Still Waiting for New Airbags

The Takata airbag recall is the largest and probably most complex safety recall in United States history. This recall, affecting cars from model years 2002 to 2015, involved a design defect in manufacturer-installed airbags that could deploy in an explosive manner, injuring or killing occupants of the vehicle. An inflator inside the airbag would sometimes…

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