Category: defective product

PRODUCT RECALL | Cochlear implant device recalled due to malfunctions

NATIONAL – According to MedPage Today, “Makers of a cochlear implant device have issued a voluntary recall of the device due to malfunctions that may cause severe pain and shocking sensations within a few days of activation.” According to the manufacturer, “Advanced Bionics, the HiRes 90K cochlear implant had to be removed from two patients…

$8.5 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT IN SUV ROLL-OVER

NATIONAL – A woman was awarded $8.5 million dollars in Ford SUV rollover – product liability case. The month long trial from 2005 centered around a rollover wreck of a Mercury Mountaineer (Ford) near Douglasville, Georgia. The accident killed two people and injured two others. The driver had her right leg amputated just below the…

$13.5 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT in product defect case

NATIONAL – Jurors hit Lasko Products, Inc., with a $13.5 million verdict after a faulty fan motor ignited a blaze in 2005 that killed a 7-year-old boy. Lasko is the largest fan manufacturer in the United States. They discovered a defect in the China-made fan motors in 1999 and developed corrective technology in 2004. The…

Wal-Mart Stores Recalls DVD Players for Fire Hazard

NATIONWIDE – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas, just recalled about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD Players, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.The DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date, Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of DVD players overheating, five of which have resulted in fires…