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CNN Investigation Finds Amazon Is Continuing to Sell Its Own Products After They Have Exploded & Caught On Fire

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In September, after a scathing investigation by CNN revealed that Amazon continues to sell its own “AmazonBasics” products that explode or catch on fire, ignoring serious safety concerns from customers, several senators demanded that the company recall the products. The investigation reportedly found approximately 1,500 reviews where consumers reported fires and hazards caused by… Read More »

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Ford Recalls Over Faulty Door Latches, Doors Opening While Driving, And Brake Issues

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In June, Ford recalled more than 2.5 million of its vehicles due to a serious defect involving the doors opening while the car is being driven. The recall covers the following models, ranging from 2011 to 2016: C-Max cars Escape SUVs Focus Ford Fiesta Fusion Lincoln MKZ sedans & MKC SUVs Mustang cars Transit… Read More »

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Hundreds of Children Still Die Every Year Due to Tip-Over Accidents

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With the holiday season upon us, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is emphasizing just how deadly certain objects, such as furniture and appliances, can be when it comes to children and tip over accidents. Furniture tip-over accidents alone send more than 40,000 people to the emergency room every year, with a majority of them… Read More »

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Pharmacies Pull Zantac and Generic Versions Over Possible Cancer Concerns

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CVS and other pharmacies recently pulled popular heartburn and gastrointestinal medication Zantac and its generic versions that contain ranitidine from their shelves over concerns that the products may contain dangerous levels of a carcinogenic substance. Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet officially recalled these medications. According to reports, the issue… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Finds That Online Marketplaces Like Amazon Are Liable for Defective Products Sold On Their Websites

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A recent decision out of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals finding that online marketplace retailers like Amazon.com can be liable for defective products sold by other companies on their website will have huge repercussions for consumers seeking to hold companies responsible for any harm incurred as a result of these products. Not only… Read More »

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A Simple Fix to a Number of Products Could Prevent Many Children from Being Maimed and Killed Every Year

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Just over the last 15 years, there have been over 100 cases of young children being injured by lawn mowers backing over them, resulting in at least eight deaths and a number of other children suffering from amputations of feet, fingers, hands, limbs, toes, and other body parts. Still, there is no question that… Read More »

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Exploding E-Cigarettes Can Not Only Injure, But Also Kill

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This summer has, unfortunately, seen its fair share of people injured and killed by exploding e-cigarettes, including incidents here in Florida. According to recent reporting, one in every 10 American adults has tried or regularly uses e-cigarettes. These “cigarette-like” devices are battery-powered, whereby the battery heats an “e-liquid” containing nicotine that is then released… Read More »

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