Product Liability

CPSC to Ban Crib Bedding that Does not meet Standards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently voted to ban the sale of padded crib bumpers and loose bedding that increases the risk of death by suffocation for infants in these cribs. According to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on its website, the agency would be going ahead with […]

Beware of Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Winter

Winter is when cases of carbon monoxide poisoning increase. That’s because this is the time of the year, when heaters and other appliances are used extensively, increasing the risks of accumulation of these toxic fumes and the threat of exposure to persons in the vicinity. Carbon monoxide is one of the deadliest gases, and can […]

Not Just Seniors; Middle-Aged Adults Also at Risk for Fall Accidents

Healthcare providers typically consider the above-65 age group to be at an increased risk of falls, and with good reason. However, younger or middle-aged adults are also at a heightened risk of slip, trip and fall accidents that could result in serious personal injury. Those results come from a new study conducted by Yale researchers […]

Watch out For Food Poisoning Risks this Summer

A new US report says that food poisoning outbreaks from contaminated poultry, products and other products are still very high in number. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent outbreaks of salmonella poisoning linked to contaminated turkey, lettuce and beef seem to suggest that health officials must continue to be vigilant about […]

NHTSA Expands Airbag Recall to Cover More than 12.5 Million Units

Federal agencies are expanding recalls of faulty airbags to cover more units and automakers, after reports of at least 5 fatalities linked to malfunctioning airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its probe into faulty airbags, its most exhaustive recall since the recall of the Takata airbags that were linked to multiple airbag–related […]

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

Audit Group Criticizes NHTSA’s Product Recall Processes

Over the past few years, millions of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled across the United States as reports of injuries involving defective airbags have snowballed. Now, a government audit stringently criticizes the federal administration’s product recall procedures, specifically pointing out to the Takata airbag scandal as an example of the agency’s inefficiency. The USDOT’s […]

Not All Bicycle Helmets Protect against Injuries

Wearing a bicycle helmet substantially reduces your risk of injury in an accident unless the helmet is designed deficiently and fails to protect your head upon impact. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated bicycle helmets and found that all helmets do not offer the same level of injury protection. Some helmets seem […]