Defective Products Archives

Understanding terms in California’s recall laws

The Product Recall Safety and Protection Act was added to the California law database in 2008, giving people more information about how recalls work in many industries. Whether someone has been injured in a car accident on the road or by a product at their home, if the injury can be tied to some sort… Continue reading »

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Airline victims suing Boeing for defective design, poor training

A group of travelers involved in a California plane accident in 2013 have filed personal injury suits against the company that manufactured the aircraft. The victims claim that they were injured by the defective design that had been included in the Boeing 777 passenger jet, which reportedly featured poor auto-throttle control and other types of… Continue reading »

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Court: Dealership liable for failure to find manufacturing error

A California automobile dealership may be held liable for its role in an injurious accident that left a victim paralyzed. The man suffered serious injury in the wreck because the dealership showed failure to warn the consumer about possible harm, according to a partial reinstatement of a product liability case. Judges have decided that the… Continue reading »

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Supplements recalled, contain dangerous liver toxin

When we purchase vitamins and supplements from California stores’ shelves, we generally expect that they will include safe ingredients designed to boost our health, not harm us. That is not always the case, though, as many supplement companies are poorly monitored by the federal government and specially protected from many types of regulatory scrutiny. As… Continue reading »

Posted on November 29th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

After odor complaints, Sriracha invited to Philadelphia

The hip, highly spicy Southeast Asian hot sauce may taste great on your Pad Thai, but residents near Huy Fong Foods, Sriracha’s manufacturing plant in Irwindale, California, are hot and bothered over the pungent odors that many claim have seriously impacted their quality of life. In addition to complaints about the omnipresent aroma of chilies… Continue reading »

Posted on November 15th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

‘Monsters, Inc.’ stuffed animal is potential choking hazard

Of all the products found around the house that can be dangerous, some of the most noteworthy among these are toys. Children’s toys that appear to be innocuous enough to let kids play with them by themselves can sometimes be the most hazardous, leading to the most consternation from parents once they find out —… Continue reading »

Posted on September 6th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

CPSC Enforcement Prevents More Than 300,000 Defective Products from Entering Country

Consumer Product Safety Commission investigators clamped down as many as 360 products that were in violation of US safety codes, and prevented these from entering the country in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2012. In all, the investigators screened more than 3,740 products, and prevented 350,000 violative products from entering the country. As… Continue reading »

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

CPSC Issues Warning about Baby Monitors

Federal agencies are warning about the risk to children when baby monitors are not kept safely out of reach of children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission along with a children’s products group is issuing a warning about the strangulation hazards with the use of these baby monitors. Millions of parents across the country use video… Continue reading »

Posted on July 13th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Early Studies Find No Link between Cancer and Metal Hip Replacement Implants

Hip implants have been linked to everything from failures to metal poisoning. A new study finds however that there is no association between the use of metal hip implant devicesand the risk of cancer. The researchers also admit that it is necessary to conduct more in-depth research into any potential link. The researchers focused on… Continue reading »

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Feds Investigating Chevy Cruze, Jeep Wrangler Fires

There have been 6 reports of incidents involving serious fires breaking out in the Chevrolet Cruze and the Jeep Wrangler SUV. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it has begun an investigation into these fires. The models involved in the investigation include the Chevrolet 2011 Cruze and the 2010 Wrangler. According… Continue reading »

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC