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  • The Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 10, 2017

    Ever since e-cigarettes were introduced to the United States in 2007, they’ve taken the nation by storm. In just under a decade, they’ve grown into an approximately $1.5 billion industry with about 2.5 million customers. While those figures pale in comparison to the number of tobacco smokers in this country – an estimated 36.5 million people are considered smokers by the Centers for Disease ...
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  • Nearly 4.3 Million Vehicles Recalled by GM

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 19, 2016

    In a statement filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, General Motors Co. announced a recall of almost 3.6 million of their vehicles from in the United States, and 4.3 million in total from around the world. General Motors’ statement reports that the sensor module in nearly 20 of its vehicle models is at risk of randomly entering diagnostic mode during a ...
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  • 7.2 Million Keurig Coffee Makers Recalled for Burn Injuries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 24, 2014

    After consumers reported nearly 100 instances of burn injuries, Keurig recalled approximately 7.2 million coffee makers in the United States and Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that Keurig recalled the brewing systems because they can overheat and spray hot water onto users. To eliminate the problem, Keurig is offering free repairs to any Keurig users who purchased the ...
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  • Dangerous Toys And The Holiday Shopping Season

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 21, 2013

    Black Friday is almost upon us and with it comes a season of shopping challenges for many American consumers. Toys and household items make fine presents, but it is important to consider the safety of an item before presenting it to a child. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 250,000 people treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2011. Toy ...
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  • Product Liability And The Compounding Pharmacy Bill

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 19, 2013

    The legislative response to the health crisis caused by the New England Compounding Center has been finalized. Critics contend that the measure may do little to avoid the problem of deadly products reaching consumers. Some even claim that the law will actually make it easier for compounding pharmacies to get substandard products into the hands of consumers. Time will tell whether the Drug Quality ...
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  • FDA Tracking Codes & Defective Medical Products

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 24, 2013

    When a product fails and causes injury, it is rarely representative of an isolated incident. Whether a product is faulty in its design, construction , materials, packaging, or in some other way, defective products generally fail in bunches, and cause accidents and injuries for multiple users. By speaking with an attorney, you can find out what your options are for your case. Who else has been ...
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  • $21.7 million jury verdict for California boat accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 27, 2013

    A Los Angeles jury has awarded a woman $21.7 million for injuries she sustained in a personal watercraft accident. Drivers of the personal watercraft and boat involved in the accident, who were allegedly drinking and speeding down the Colorado River, will pay half of the award, while Polaris, the watercraft's manufacturer, will pay the rest. The woman, who was 15 at the time of the accident, ...
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  • Injured at Petco Park?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 2, 2013

    A young child attends a San Diego Padres game for the first time. She is excited to see “her” team in person, and it doesn’t matter to her that she sits in the nosebleed section. But something goes horribly wrong during the seventh inning stretch. She slips on soda spilled by a Petco Park employee in an area that should clearly have been marked. Her exciting day at the ballpark becomes a day spent ...
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  • I Was Injured By A Defective Product. What Are My Options?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 26, 2013

    If you were injured by a defective product in California, there are multiple routes you can take to hold the manufacturer accountable. Do you want to bring an individual lawsuit against the manufacturer that caused your injury or do you have a potential class action case? What is the difference? What is multidistrict litigation? These are all questions that an experienced product liability lawyer ...
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  • Who Is Liable When Robots Cause Injury?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 5, 2013

    As technology continues to expand its reach on our lives, it is vital to look at what role it will play in the courtroom. Technology-related liability lawsuits are no longer limited to defective appliances that cause injuries or defective auto parts. Now, we have autonomous cars that can make decisions on the road (they became legal on California's roads in 2010), robotic surgeons who do surgeries ...
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  • Toyota Agrees to Pay $29 Million for Unintended Acceleration, Safety Concerns

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Feb 22, 2013

    Toyota has reached an agreement in its lawsuit with 29 state attorneys general. This lawsuit is one of many stemming from allegations of auto defects that caused unintended acceleration. In the settlement, Toyota agreed to: Pay states $29 million Set aside $5 million for customers who were forced to find alternative transportation during the 2009 / 2010 recalls Inform prospective buyers of safety ...
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  • Investigating Auto Defects Through Social Media

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Feb 4, 2013

    In auto defect cases, it is not uncommon to find that an auto manufacturer knew about a defect but failed to start recall proceedings or otherwise warn consumers about that defect. This was true in the Toyota unintended acceleration case as well as a more-recent recall for defective floor mats in its Lexus RX 350. The NHTSA can fine companies for failing to timely report recalls -- Toyota received ...
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  • Nap Nanny Recall: When Products Injure Our Infants

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 15, 2013

    According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Nap Nanny, a popular item used to help infants sleep, is simply too dangerous. "[Nap Nannies] contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants," the CPSC said in a recent call to have the recliners recalled. Nap Nanny's manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, however, refused ...
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  • Defective Replacement Air Bags Could Fail or Even Cause Further Injury in Event of Car Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 18, 2012

    After a car accident, you probably think that things can’t get much worse. You may be injured, your car may be damaged and in the shop, you missed time at work, and…your new airbag may be counterfeit? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning to vehicle owners regarding the authenticity of airbags. The government is unaware of how large this problem may be but say ...
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  • Latest Auto Recall: Could Your Car Potentially Run Over You?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 2, 2012

    So you parked your car and you think it's secure. Well, if it is a certain model made by General Motors that may not be the case. And no, we're not talking about car theft. In the latest round of recalls, General Motors Company has sent letters to owners of more than 400,000 GM cars letting them know that issues have been reported with the vehicles randomly rolling away. It appears that there is a ...
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  • Just How Safe Are Commercial Airplanes?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 18, 2012

    It is a fair question to ask. When we step into a plane we are putting our lives in the hands of the pilots. And pilots, while highly trained, rely largely on technology to actually fly the plane. So what happens when that technology fails? The consequences can be disastrous. Within in a minute of launching into the air, the pilots of United Flight 731 suddenly looked at each. All of the screens ...
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  • Why So Many Recalls? And Who is Actually Paying Attention?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 5, 2012

    Consumer products get recalled every day. In fact, too many products may be recalled every day. According to data compiled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 2,363 recalls in 2011. This translates into 6.5 recalled products each day. And the 2011 numbers are up almost 14 percent from 2010, which saw only ...
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  • Toyota and GM Drivers Beware: NHTSA Investigating Complaints of Fires in Certain Models

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 27, 2012

    Just when Toyota thought that turmoil over claims of sudden acceleration was finally behind them comes an announcement that certain models might be prone to power switch problems that can result in fires. In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched in an investigation into Camrys and RAV4s built in 2007 after receiving a number of complaints about the cars ...
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  • Check Your Shelves: Do You Have Any of These Dangerous Products in Your Home?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 12, 2012

    Chances are you've received a postcard from a car dealer or manufacturer about a vehicle you've purchased or product you've registered. Those postcards are usually recall warnings letting you know how to go about getting your vehicle repaired or warning you to get rid of a malfunctioning product. But how often do people actually pay attention to these recall notices? Less than 10 percent of the ...
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  • Thanksgiving 101: Safety Tips for Deep Frying a Turkey

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 24, 2010

    It's that time of year again for Americans everywhere: Thanksgiving. Traditionally, families eat a turkey dinner with copious amounts of side dishes. Recently, people have begun to deep fry turkeys instead. The process is much faster than using a conventional oven. But many states are discovering that house fires and other accidents can happen if the deep fryers are not used properly and people ...
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