From NutriBullet to NutriBomb: Multiple Plaintiffs File Suit Over Alleged Blender Explosions, Injuries

Fans of kitchen gadgets and doodads, prepare yourselves for bad news: A series of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of the high-powered infomercial-famous NutriBullet blender--sorry: "Nutrient Extractor." Dearly as I love a good extracted nutrient, the lawsuits make troubling claims that several of the products have seriously and harmfully malfunctioned during use. The...

We Didn’t Stop the Fire: Millions of Extinguishers Recalled for Potential Serious Malfunctions

On November 2 the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of tens of millions of fire extinguishers for several potential malfunctions that might prevent them from being used effectively on fires. Tragically, these malfunctions have already led to one fatality and easily could cause others before the recall can gain significant traction....

Fisher Price Recalls Overheating Infant Motion Seats

As a personal injury firm, we keep an eye on recent recalls issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Since several members of our team have kids, we look extra-carefully at instances where children's products are in the spotlight. After all, it's up to parents to safeguard their little ones; children seem almost supernaturally...

BTI Recalls AR-15 Parts Kit for “Incorrect” Part That Could Cause Misfires

The AR-15 platform is a weapon system well-known for its accessories and customizability. Be it paint jobs, picatinny rail attachments, or custom inner workings, you could spend all day looking at AR-15s and not see the exact same one twice. Whole kits are even sold to replace large portions of the guns at once, which...

Give Them an Inch: Subway Class Action and Tort Reform

Though I strongly believe in the workings of the legal system, I won't try to deny that frivolous litigation exists; I just try to emphasize that the system handles it appropriately. For instance, in 2013 a class action was filed against the Subway sandwich chain when the dimensions of their "foot long" subs were called...

Drop Danger: SIG Sauer P320 Gets Recalled “Voluntary Upgrade” Program

Shooters beware: Adding to the unsettling category of weapons that are dangerous in ways other than they're designed to be, Swiss-German firearms manufacturer SIG Sauer Inc. has issued an advisory--not a recall--about one of its popular pistol models. While I always applaud a proactive effort to prevent injury or death, a couple of details about...

TriggerTech Recalls Several Crossbow And Rifle Triggers for Dangerous Breakable Components

A recent announcement from Canadian aftermarket manufacturer TriggerTech caused some concern, as it involved misfires of weapons that had been modified with their drop-in trigger assemblies. Naturally we at the firm take recalls for weapons and their components very seriously because of the obvious disasters that can come from their malfunctions. Which Products Are Affected?...

Did Jelly Belly Engage in Deceptive Trade Practices With How They Labeled Their “Sport Beans?”

A California woman is currently spearheading a class-action suit against Jelly Belly, the candy company behind the bags of jellybeans in candy aisles everywhere. The company is credited for its diverse lineup of jellybean flavors like Buttered Popcorn, Toasted Marshmallow, and Strawberry Daiquiri.. The suit's plaintiff takes issue with the declared ingredients of some of...

Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Issues Take Austin PD SUVs Off the Road

News recently broke that the Austin Police Department is pulling its fleet of 400 Ford Explorers off of the road due to officers showing symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and testing positive for elevated levels of the chemical in their bloodstream. So far, blood tests on 18 officers have detected elevated levels of CO....

A Fatal Caffeine Overdose and the Dishonest Press Blitz About It

When people or companies hurt others intentionally or accidentally, they are accountable per the law's decree. One could say that "blaming people" as a broad definition of the law is part of how America works, in that wrongdoers should be held responsible for their actions. As a law firm we understand that; after all, we're...