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Defective Products Archives

Infant jumper recalled after 61 reports of injury

A nationwide recall has been issued for a baby jumper after dozens of children were injured due to a defect in one of the product's attached toys. The object can snap back too hard and harm the infant while he or she is playing with it, according to the U.S. Consumer Production Safety Commission.

Procter & Gamble pet food recall expanded again

Even more of a line of pet food products manufactured by a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble Co. is now being recalled over salmonella fears. Dog and cat owners in Wilmington may have heard about the recall of Natura Pet Products pet foods. Readers may also be justified in wondering when P&G is going to get the salmonella problems under control.

Foreign companies may soon be held liable for defective products

Defective products are sold in North Carolina every year, and unfortunately, some of these defective products lead to serious and fatal injuries. Consumer product safety advocates want foreign manufacturers to stop selling unsafe and defective products in the U.S. but it is difficult for foreign companies to be held liable for selling defective products due to the difficulty of bringing foreign manufacturers to court in the U.S. for defective products.

Auto recalls increased: consumer safety at risk?

Vehicle recalls can represent significant safety issues for drivers in the U.S. A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that auto manufacturers had more than 650 safety recalls in 2012. The recalls affected more than 17.8 million vehicles and included safety issues involving vehicle equipment and child-safety seats.

NHTSA investigates unsafe motorcycles sold in U.S.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration launched an investigation of the largest U.S. Honda manufacturer after allegations surfaced that they have been selling unsafe motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. The Honda dealership said they have sold ATVs and other vehicles to buyers in all 50 states so the findings of the investigation could be very critical to many Americans.

Problems with the Medtronic Infuse bone graft medical device

As Laura Miller writes for Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review, "off-label" use of the Infuse bone graft medical device has caused serious complications in patients who underwent certain types of back surgery - leading some in the industry to make charges that Medtronic has a defective product on its hands, at least when it comes to off-label use.

Perfect Pullup or perfect way to get hurt?

Federal law requires companies to report possible product defects to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as soon as possible. In the case of Perfect Fitness, the company that makes the Perfect Pullup exercise equipment, it failed to report any problems and was hit with a $425,000 fine in the process.

Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee Faces Potential Recall

Auto manufacturer Chrysler, which reorganized under chapter 11 bankruptcy law after the 2008 economic downturn, is maker of the popular and well-known Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee - 2.2 million of them - now finds itself in trouble after the discovery of an apparent design defect in the fuel tank.

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