Amazon’s Change of Heart Regarding Defective Products Is Profit-Driven

Retail giant Amazon recently announced an update to its A-to-Z Guarantee, which covers the condition and timeliness of customer deliveries. The Guarantee now covers claims up to $1,000 when a defective product sold under the Amazon umbrella causes personal injury or property damage. Amazon claims this move is to facilitate more trust between Amazon and…

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Lawsuits Filed in Connection with NuWave Pressure Cookers

A number of lawsuits have been filed against NuWave LLC, alleging that their pressure cookers – specifically, the NuWave 6Q Nutri-Pot 6Q Digital Pressure Cooker” – have a design defect which allows consumer to open the lid of the cooker when the pressure is high enough to cause injury. Because of this defect, multiple plaintiffs…

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Johnson & Johnson Recalling Sunscreen Products

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced July 14 they are recalling five sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene, a known carcinogen. The recall affects only aerosol Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen products, which the company advises consumers should stop using immediately. This recall was also announced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration…

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CPSC Finally Bans Dangerous Infant Sleep Products

The phrase “sleep like a baby” is often used to indicate that a person enjoyed a peaceful, carefree night of rest. It is misleading saying, however, because as every parent knows, babies are not always the best sleepers. This is especially true during the first few months, when they tend to sleep for shorter spurts…

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CPSC and Kolcraft Re-announce Recall of Inclined Sleeper Accessory

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kolcraft have re-announced a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory and are urging consumers to take action to prevent the risk of infant suffocation and injury. Children’s product manufacturer Kolcraft has re-issued a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory included with their bassinet and inclined sleepers to help…

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Is Your Swimming Pool’s Drain Cover Safe and Effective?

Swimming pool drains pose a serious risk to swimmers of all ages, but especially to children. The suction from a pool drain can easily lead to the entrapment of hair, limbs, or accessories, like jewelry or bathing suit decorations. This is why pool owners must take care to ensure their drain covers comply with safety…

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Cow’s Milk-Based Formulas, Including Enfamil and Similac, Linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in Premature Babies

Do you have a premature baby? Was your baby fed Enfamil, Similac or other cow’s milk-based formula while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Did your baby develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a bowel disease? The risk of developing NEC in premature infants is substantially heightened with cow’s milk-based formulas, such as Enfamil and Similac.…

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Ring Recalls 350,000 Video Doorbells over Fire Hazard Concerns

The popular video doorbell manufacturer Ring has recalled approximately 350,000 video doorbells upon receiving multiple reports of the devices catching on fire. The fire hazard potential of these products affects the second-generation Ring doorbells. These doorbells were sold on Amazon.com and Ring’s website between June and October of 2020. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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