• Posts Tagged ‘product liability’

  • Toyota looks to settle suits but unintended acceleration problems continue Tuesday, January 7, 2014 � by jg

    The Safety Record Blog: Although settlements have been reached in a number of high-profile lawsuits alleging sudden unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles, complaints regarding the vehicles continue to come in, according to this blog post from Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. “Out of more than 300 complaints [in 2013], nearly a third were attributed to […]

  • Microwave popcorn chemical leads to $7 million verdict for “popcorn lung” Thursday, September 20, 2012 � by jg

    A federal court jury in Denver awarded the verdict to a man whose lung damage is believed to have been caused by inhaling a chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn.

  • Blame the lawsuits for shutting down Blitz USA…or blame Blitz USA’s products for causing the lawsuits? Tuesday, August 14, 2012 � by jg

    There are more than 75 known incidents of people severely burned or killed when a Blitz gas can exploded. Fourteen people were burned to death, six of them children.

  • Toyota push to No. 1 masks on-going unintended acceleration issues Wednesday, July 25, 2012 � by eric

    Toyota’s push to become the world’s No. 1 auto maker once again stands in stark contrast to some sobering numbers involving the unintended acceleration problems that have bedeviled the company’s fleet — and put consumers in harms way.

  • No, no one has ever filed a lawsuit after using a lawn mower as a hedge trimmer–yet the story keeps being told Wednesday, May 30, 2012 � by jg

    Almost 35 years after the insurance industry first pointed to it as an example of “frivolous lawsuits” — only to have the story shown to be bogus — an insurance company executive once again trots out this urban myth.

  • Two automakers agree to settle unintended acceleration cases Wednesday, February 29, 2012 � by jg

    Safety Research & Strategies: It’s not just Toyota that faces allegations of sudden unintended acceleration; Kia and Subaru have both reached confidential settlements regarding similar issues with their vehicles.

  • Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric

    More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.