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William B. Eadie

Safer Children: Jury System Helps Make Toys Safer

You probably know that there are more lawsuits regarding children’s toys than there were a generation ago. Maybe you’ve seen recalls of cadmium-tainted jewelry, or information about…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

Another Cadmium Recall — Are We In For More?

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that McDonald’s was voluntarily recalling approximately 12 million drinking glasses sold at its locations throughout the country. The…

Nick DiCello

Ohio Spangenberg Attorney Settles ATV Injury Case Pre-Suit

When used for recreation, ATVs can be a lot of fun. Furthermore, they have a wide range of utility for industrial use. As with any vehicle, however, there are dangers associated with ATVS….

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Research Shows that Foreign Manufacturers Enjoy Favorable Status in U.S. Markets Forcing Society to Pay a High Price for Their Dangerous Products

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has recently released two research papers concluding that foreign manufacturers enjoy favorable status in American markets that imposes high costs on…

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Stun Gun Maker Says Tasers Don’t Kill

The maker of Taser stun guns, Taser International, Inc., took Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler to court to challenge her conclusion that electrical pulses administered by its Tasers…

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Defective Vehicle Owners Have No Recourse Until Its Too Late

What legal recourse do you have if you learn that the vehicle you own has a common defect that has resulted in serious injury or even death to operators of the same type of vehicle? Unless you…

Jenny Albano

Shims Bargain Inc. Recalls Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

Shims Bargain Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 45,000 “BabyTown” Pacifiers due to a choking hazard.These pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The pacifier shield is too small and could easily enter the mouth of an infant. Also, ventilation holes are too small and not placed to allow for the insertion of a tool to remove the pacifier when lodged in…

Courtney Mills

ConAgra Reintroduces Peter Pan

After several months off the shelves, Con Agra Foods announced today it would introduce Peter Pan, its flagship brand of peanut butter, back into the market place. Consumers will recall that a salmonella outbreak in February 2007 caused millions of jars to be pulled from shelves. In all, over 600 consumers got food poisoning from salmonella-tainted jars of Peter Pan peanut butter. The…

Jenny Albano

Sherwin-Williams Recalls Aerosol Cans Due to Risk of Serious Facial Injury

The CPSC and The Sherwin-Williams Co. are recalling about 3,000 Hi-Heat Aerosol Coating Cans because the cans can over-pressurize and explode, which poses a risk of serious facial or other injuries to consumers.So far Sherwin-Williams has received one report of a consumer who has suffered injuries. The consumer suffered serious facial injuries which included a broken jaw, broken teeth, a broken…

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Court of Claims Hears Evidence on Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Autism

On June 11, the Federal Court of Claims will hear a case on which looks to establish a clear link between childhood vaccinations, specifically vaccinations which contain thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, and autism. If the court makes the connection, it will prove what many parents of autistic children have already believed to be true: that their child’s autism is from the injection…