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Benzene Contamination Prompts Sunscreen Recall

Benzene Contamination Prompts Sunscreen Recall

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson recalled five popular sunscreens which were tainted with benzene, a chemical which can cause serious health problems at even very low levels. The affected aerosol products are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, along with four versions of Neutrogena sunscreen: CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen,…Read the article
Fisher-Price Issues Recall Due To Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Issues Recall Due To Infant Deaths

| Napoli Shkolnik News
When babies started suffocating in cribs, company executives pointed the finger at caregivers. Four deaths later, Fisher-Price finally recalled the Rock ‘n Glide Soother, along with a related product, the Soothe ‘n Play Glider. The Rock ‘n Glide soother rocks babies back and forth to help them go to sleep. Four babies died in less…Read the article
Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…Read the article
Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

| Napoli Shkolnik News
John Foley publicly admitted his company should have “engaged more productively with [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] from the outset” of a safety recall. He “apologized” for this error. Two models of Peloton treadmills have caused multiple serious injuries and at least one death. The Tread Plus has an unsafe motion which, according to regulators,…Read the article
Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

| Personal Injury
Since the first appeared in the 1970s, airbags have saved thousands of lives. Most people do not know it, but the airbag is an engineering marvel. A chemical propellant must rapidly inflate the bag upon impact, yet not trigger an airbag explosion. In other words, an airbag has lots of moving parts. As outlined below,…Read the article
Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

| Personal Injury
Driverless cars are here, at least to an extent. Most people operate Level 1 or Level 2 autonomous vehicles. Level 1 cars and trucks have some features, such as anti-lock brakes and blind spot sensors, which help them operate their vehicles. Level 2 cars and trucks, like a GM Cruise, have more advanced driver-assist features…Read the article
Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
In March 2021, a federal jury in Florida will hear opening arguments in a case involving allegedly defective earplugs supplied to members of the United States Armed Forces. The earplug manufacturer, 3M Corporation, has already settled False Claims Act allegations regarding its earplugs for over $9 million. However, legal experts have pointed out that this…Read the article
Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

| Personal Injury
A number of popular baby foods have high levels of dangerous heavy metals. According to a recent Congressional investigation, the companies knew about this flaw, but sold tainted baby food anyway. Internal tests at Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Gerber, Nurture, Inc. (Happy Baby products), and Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food (Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) all revealed…Read the article
Aviation Lawsuit Filed Against Boeing Regarding Hard Landing

Aviation Lawsuit Filed Against Boeing Regarding Hard Landing

| Aviation Accidents
Lawyers representing victims of Pegasus Flight 2193, announced that a lawsuit was filed against The Boeing Company and the aircraft owner. The lawsuit asserts claims of Negligence, Product Liability, and Breach of Warranty regarding a Boeing aircraft that crashed in Istanbul, Turkey. On February 5, 2020, a commercial flight operated by Pegasus Airlines was scheduled…Read the article
NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

| Personal Injury
Thanks to a new court ruling, Amazon cannot hide behind its legal status as a product matchmaker and avoid compensating victims of the dangerous products its partners sell. In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v Amazon.com Servs., Inc., the plaintiff bought a wireless thermostat on amazon.com. The thermostat, which was defective, sparked a massive…Read the article