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  • Who is Responsible if I was Injured at a Hotel Pool?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Aug-2017

    Hotel pools can be a luxurious getaway for guests, but even the most stunning hotel pools have some inherent risk. Spas or hot tubs can also pose a risk to pool-goers as well. Even if you are a careful swimmer, you may still be injured. Negligent hotels and staff can cause dangerous conditions for guests, and if you are injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Learn more about ...
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  • Massive Recall Issued for Defective Smoke Alarms

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Jun-2014

    The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Nest Labs has recalled about 440,000 Nest Protect: Smoke + CO Alarms. These defective smoke alarms are being recalled because they fail to activate when there is activity near them during a fire. There have been no reported injuries or property damage from these defective products and there is a simple remedy. If you have one of these ...
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  • Graco Issues Massive Child Car Seat Recall

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Feb-2014

    Graco has recalled 11 different models of child car seats sold between 2009 and 2013 adding up to nearly 3.8 million seats. The popular car seats have been recalled because children can get trapped by buckles that do not always unlatch. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall is the fourth-largest child seat recall in U.S. history. The Associated ...
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  • Coffee Press Recalled for Burn and Laceration Hazards

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Feb-2014

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked that consumers immediately stop using Bodum rose gold glass coffee presses purchased at Starbucks due to burn and laceration hazards. There have been reports of the glass carafe falling out of the metal frame and shattering. The broken glass can result in severe lacerations and the hot water used in the press can result in scalding ...
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  • Cuisinart Recalls 25,000 7-Cup Food Processors

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Nov-2013

    According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cuisinart has issued a recall of around 25,000 of its seven-cup food processor products. The highly successful kitchenware company decided on the recall after it determined that the product posed a laceration hazard to consumers. One incident was reported in which the consumer was struck by a piece of the ...
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  • 14,200 Colossal Water Ball Products Recalled in the United States

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Aug-2013

    According to a report by the United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), about 14,200 Colossal Water Ball products have been recalled in the United States along with 1,200 in Canada. The marble-sized toys were manufactured in China and imported by Be Amazing! Toys, a company based in Salt Lake City. The water-absorbing polymer balls were sold in two varieties: Monster Science ...
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  • Snorkeling Masks For Kids Recalled Due To Laceration Risks

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Mar-2013

    The Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask sets sold at Costco have been recalled, according to a bulletin from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The tempered glass that makes up the lens of the snorkeling mask can break under certain conditions, creating a risk of cuts or other damage to the child’s face. So far, Aqua Lung Inc., which manufactures the face masks, has ...
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  • In Fall 2012, Cpsc Halted Imports Of 3 Million Defective Products

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Feb-2013

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stopped nearly three million defective products from being imported into the United States in the third quarter of 2012, according to a recent report from the agency itself. This number reached almost three times the number of defective products stopped in the first half of the year. The three million items stopped at the nation’s borders were ...
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  • Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: California One Of 23 States With Potentially Contaminated Steroid Injections

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Oct-2012

    As of October 8, 2012, 105 cases of fungal meningitis and eight deaths have been reported in connection with tainted steroid shots manufactured and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, MA. According to The Sacramento Bee, the four facilities in California that received the defective drug are in Visalia (Cypress Surgery Center DBA), Encino (Encino Outpatient ...
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  • 35,000 Evenflo High Chairs Recalled due to Fall Hazard

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Jun-2012

    A risk of product failure and falling for children has led to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling 35,000 convertible high chairs distributed by Miamisburg, Ohio-based company Evenflo Inc. The activity tray of the high chair, which is snapped in place in front of the sitting child, has been found to unexpectedly detach from the chair. If the child is not restrained in the ...
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  • Dorel Juvenile Group Recalling Child Safety Seats for Missing Base

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-May-2012

    The Dorel Juvenile Group has announced that it is recalling 1,737 of its child safety seats due to the products being sold without the seat base. Via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the manufacturer is recalling the products because without these bases, the seats are unsafe and do not meet federal safety standard requirements. The two recalled models are Comfy Carry ...
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  • Change Alarm Batteries For Daylight Saving Time To Prevent CO Poisoning

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Mar-2012

    Daylight Saving Time begins on March 11 and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers in California and across the country that this is the perfect time to change the batteries for all alarms. By regularly changing batteries in alarms and detectors, consumers can protect themselves from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. Putting new batteries in the ...
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  • Massive Recall Issued For Tassimo Coffee Brewers Over Burn Injury Risk

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Feb-2012

    More than 1,700,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers have been recalled in total, with approximately 835,000 in the U.S. alone, due to a burn injury risk. The recall was issued in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after 140 reported incidents of the brewers spewing hot liquid and 37 reports of second-degree burns. The coffee makers operate by using discs, called ...
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  • FDA Investigates Johnson & Johnson For Delay In Reporting Defective Insulin Pumps

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 16-Jan-2012

    New Jersey-based manufacturers Johnson & Johnson have once again come under the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time for defective insulin pumps made by their Animas Corp. unit. However, the product defects are not the only problems to come to light. The FDA has also found that J&J delayed reporting two cases of injury due to the insulin pumps and never reported ...
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  • Toy Risks To Avoid This Holiday Season

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Dec-2011

    Children love getting toys for the holidays, and many adults enjoy watching the excitement on a child’s face when he or she opens those gifts. Some toys can injure children, but as every San Jose product liability lawyer knows, adults can help reduce the risk of injury by keeping safety in mind when they buy gifts for their favorite young people. Here are some tips for choosing safe toys ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson To Remove Toxins From Baby Products After Activist Movements

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-Nov-2011

    A long-standing campaign against child product company Johnson & Johnson has recently successfully pressured the company into removing two harmful chemicals found in its products that have been linked to cancer. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been asking Johnson & Johnson to remove the trace amounts of chemicals 1,4-dioxane and quaternium-15 from its products, including ...
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  • Big Lots Recalls Metal Futon Bunk Beds After Child Entrapment Death

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-Jun-2011

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ohio-based company Big Lots have instated the recall of approximately 30,000 metal futon bunk beds due to an entrapment hazard. One child has already been killed as a result of this defect. Children can become entrapped if behind the futon or in the bunk bed ladder area when the futon, with its metal frame, is lowered into the flat position. ...
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  • Re-announcement Of Delta Drop-side Crib Recall Due To Second Infant Death

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Feb-2011

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corporation have issued a second recall notice, first announced in 2008, of close to one million drop-side cribs with “Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg” hardware. This repeated recall is a result of new information received by the CPSC and Delta Enterprise in January of 2011, in which they learned of a 2009 infant ...
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  • Avoiding the Dangers of Defective Products

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Oct-2010

    How often do we go into a store and purchase an item that is going to harm us? Under most circumstances, the answer should be an unequivocal never. However, dangerous products still harm thousands of people each year in the state of California, and residents of San Jose are no exception to these injuries. One way to help you and your loved ones stay safe is to sign to receive email notifications ...
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  • Evenflo Recalls Booster Seats in U.S., Canada

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Oct-2010

    On October 15, Evenflo Company, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of certain Maestro Combination Booster Seats. The recall includes child restraint systems sold in both the U.S. and Canada. Overall, the recall affects approximately 18,500 Maestro products; with about 14,000 in the U.S. and 4,500 in Canada. The voluntary recall addresses a crack that appeared during high-impact, frontal collision ...
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