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Steering Problems Lead to Recall of 1 Million GM SUVs

General Motors Recalls 1 Million SUVs For Steering Problems General Motors (GM) announced another U.S. recall of more than a million pickups and popular SUVs. The recall has been initiated because of several known power-assisted steering problems that triggered more 30 accidents and two injuries. The historical car maker said in a release, “the power […]

Ford Explorers Continue to Have Carbon Monoxide Problems

Did Ford Fail to Fix Exhaust Defect in 1.3M SUVs? The Center for Auto Safety is once again urging Michigan-based Ford Motor Co. to recall 1.3 million of its Explorer SUVs due to continued consumer complaints of carbon monoxide (CO) leaks. On Monday, July 2, the group shared an official letter of notice to Ford alerting […]

What You Should Know About Vehicle Recalls

2018 Update: Fast Facts on Vehicle Recalls Carfax’s 2018 car recall report shows more than 57 million recalled vehicles are actively used on roads in the United States each day. Although this number represents the lowest count of recalled vehicles in years, we feel it is still far too many. Here are some additional fast facts […]

Balloon Weight Loss Deaths Shine Light on Medical Device Recalls

FDA Connects Five Deaths to Popular Weight Loss Balloon Treatments The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed five patients since 2016. Four of the five patients were using the FDA-approved liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon Systems, a brand manufactured by Apollo […]

Talcum Powder Case Costs Johnson & Johnson $417 Million

California Jury Decides on $417-million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Suit A 63-year-old California woman battling ovarian cancer blames the global company Johnson & Johnson and its talc powder products for her cancer. She took the company to court where a jury decided J&J should award the woman $417 million in damages. According […]

Household Injuries on the Rise Due to Defective Products

Hazardous Household Products Cause Hike in Reported Injury Incidences Stericycle Recall Index analyzes data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aggregate and track recall data. The data is used to help manufacturers […]

Dangerous Toy List Released for 2017

Watchdog group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) has been working to reduce injuries to children caused by toys for nearly 50 years. Over their years of releasing dangerous toy lists, the Boston-based advocacy group has focused on poorly designed or manufactured toys. At the holidays, we here at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm […]

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Yields $70 Million Award

Deborah Giannecchini was a loyal Johnson & Johnson customer for forty years. The Modesto, California woman used J&J’s talc-based baby powder as a feminine hygiene product regularly. She thought the product was safe to be used as such. In fact, Johnson & Johnson had promoted multiple talcum powder products to women over the years, including […]