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The Federal Arbitration Act and Forced Arbitration – Your Consumer Rights Are Affected

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) is an act of Congress that provides for private dispute resolution through arbitration. Over the years, the rights of consumers to seek legal remedies have been significantly eroded. Some have seen -- and many others have not seen the small

By |2014-04-02T11:16:34+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Consumer Protection|Comments Off on The Federal Arbitration Act and Forced Arbitration – Your Consumer Rights Are Affected

Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves a three-piece cork block stacking toy imported

By |2014-02-28T09:50:58+00:00February 28th, 2014|Catastrophic Injuries, Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 200,000 (in the United States and Canada Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. These pacifiers reportedly failed to comply with federal safety standards. Specifically, the beard on the Artiste and

By |2014-02-07T15:07:16+00:00February 7th, 2014|Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

On January 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 1,900 donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

By |2014-01-24T10:00:56+00:00January 24th, 2014|Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

Two Children Suffocate Inside Self-Locking Chest – Subject Of 1996 Recall

Two children from Franklin, Massachusetts died on January 12, 2014 in an automatically locking hope chest. Officials remain concerned that many similar chests remain in people’s homes after nearly 20 years of recall efforts. In Reynoldsburg, Ohio in 1999, a small child died in a

By |2014-01-16T09:20:31+00:00January 16th, 2014|Catastrophic Injuries, Consumer Protection, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety|Comments Off on Two Children Suffocate Inside Self-Locking Chest – Subject Of 1996 Recall

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous. For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing polymer toys made in China

By |2013-12-16T13:12:54+00:00December 16th, 2013|Catastrophic Injuries, Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about. Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and there

By |2013-12-05T13:34:02+00:00December 5th, 2013|Burn Injuries, Catastrophic Injuries, Consumer Protection, Gas Explosion, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

On December 04, 2013,  Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ baby rattles were recalled as the result of finding that the product’s colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. About 8,300 of these children’s products were sold in the

By |2013-12-05T09:44:01+00:00December 5th, 2013|Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety|Comments Off on Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Sound Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard

  On November 21, 2013 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk

By |2013-11-22T15:58:44+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Catastrophic Injuries, Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Sound Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard

Wood Castle Furniture Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

  On November 12, 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) initiated a recall of Riley Duo model bunk beds (model number C 5702, E 5702 or M 5702), manufactured by Wood Castle Furniture of Albany, Oregon. The openings between the guardrails on the bunk

By |2013-11-15T10:51:13+00:00November 15th, 2013|Catastrophic Injuries, Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety, Suffocation Hazard, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Wood Castle Furniture Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

Infinitoy Recalls Softimals Building Toy Playsets Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazard

Over the course of decades, the toy industry has produced and sold numerous products that pose ingestion and choking hazards for oral-age children. Often, the hazards are related to small parts that can detach, and can fit into the airway if ingested, with the potential

By |2013-10-25T16:19:39+00:00October 25th, 2013|Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Negligence, Products Liability, Safety|Comments Off on Infinitoy Recalls Softimals Building Toy Playsets Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazard

Recall Of Eco-Novelty Recalls Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads Toys Due To Serious Ingestion Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall resulting from determinations that the product involved present a serious ingestion hazard to children. The recall relates to about 3,500 Eco-Novelty Recalls Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads Toys. These hard and colorful water-absorbing

By |2013-09-11T09:51:45+00:00September 11th, 2013|Choking Hazard, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Injuries to Minors, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety|Comments Off on Recall Of Eco-Novelty Recalls Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads Toys Due To Serious Ingestion Hazard