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Category Archives: Product Liability

Recalled Car Seats Allow Children to Unbuckle Them

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The mother of a fidgety toddler says that she notified Evenflo of a serious safety issue with its Transitions Three-in-One Combination Booster Seat and wonders how many other parents did as well before the company took action to recall more than 56,000 seats. The problem is that children may be able to reach the… Read More »

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Subaru Recalls SUVs Because Hoods Could Open on Their Own

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One lawsuit against Subaru last year led to an investigation by the automaker and finally to a recall announced late last month. The plaintiff in the suit claimed that the hood on a 2006 Tribeca SUV opened on its own while the vehicle was moving. According to Subaru, the culprit is that a build-up… Read More »

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How Is a Recall Different from a Market Withdrawal?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It seems like Floridians hear about recalls constantly on products from food to toys to cars and more. Sometimes, however, when a product is taken off the shelves by a manufacturer, it’s called a “market withdrawal.” What’s the difference? An interesting case took place just last month when Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. removed some… Read More »

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Would You Buy a Self-Pushing Stroller?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For people who like to take their baby out for a walk but don’t want the hassle of having to hold onto the stroller, there may be a new product on the market within the next year to solve that dilemma. It’s a self-pushing stroller. The entrepreneurs who came up with the idea of… Read More »

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What Foods Are Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It may seem like as consumers, there’s little if anything we can do to avoid getting one of the nasty and sometimes potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses like E. coli ir salmonella. However, some types of food have a greater chance of causing illness than others. One noted food safety lawyer who has represented plaintiffs… Read More »

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Recalled Disney Onesies Could Present a Choking Hazard

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

No one has ever accused the folks at Disney of missing an opportunity for product tie-ins with its films and characters. With its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 and with it the “Star Wars” franchise, those opportunities have increased exponentially. This extends to future Disney fans still in diapers. Unfortunately, the… Read More »

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Are Your Children’s Toys Harming Their Hearing?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many Floridians have by now heard their share of noisy toys being played with non-stop in the days following Christmas. If it seems like toys are louder than they used to be, that’s because many are. The noise level of some can be dangerous to children’s hearing. According to one hearing expert, noise is… Read More »

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Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit Involving Norovirus Outbreak

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The Chipotle food contamination saga is likely far from over. Even though the company has just announced changes to its food preparation and cooking methods, the various cases of contamination that began this summer have left in their wake numerous people throughout the country who became victims of foodborne illnesses tied to its food…. Read More »

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How Can You Help Ensure That Your Used Car Is Safe?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Even new cars cannot be guaranteed to be default-free. However, what if you’re buying a used car for yourself or for one of your children? What steps can you take to help ensure that the car doesn’t have any defects or hasn’t developed a problem during its use that could make it unsafe to… Read More »

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How to Avoid Lead in Your Artificial Christmas Tree

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many Floridians prefer artificial Christmas trees to real ones. They look just as good, if not better, than the real thing and they’re ready when you want to put it up. There are no needles to fall off and get embedded in your carpet. Your dogs are less likely to use an artificial tree… Read More »

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