From Birmingham attorney Craig P. Niedenthal, this blog – which strikes a balance between news on faulty goods/recalls and insightful commentary – focuses exclusively on product liability issues. It has only been around since March 2008; still, in that short period of time, Craig’s blog has already become a resource for families and individuals concerned about dangerous consumer products.
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American Academy of Pediatrics and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issue New Child Car Seat Guidelines
This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the blessing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the governmental entity overseeing car safety, amended child safety seat usage and recommended that you keep children in a rear-facing car seat until 2 years old. This...
Late last Friday, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Tylenol (8 Hour, Arthritis Pain & Upper Respiratory Products), Benadryl, Sudafed PE and Sinutab distributed in the United States. The lots in question were manufactured at a plant in...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that 7 crib manufacturers have voluntarily agreed to the recall of more than 2 million cribs whose drop sides create hazard concerns of entrapment, suffocation and falls. The recall involves cribs manufactured between 2000 and 2009 and...
Toyota has seen its share of problems as of recent. Unintended acceleration, severe fines, recalls, and now the recall of the brand new 2010 Lexus GX 460 as a result some testing performed by Consumer Reports which resulted in it indicating it was a "Don't Buy: Safety Risk." This recall involves...
Chinese Drywall Update: Consumer Products Safety Commission Says Gut the Homes & Federal Judge Awards Families $2.6 Million
Some good news this week for those living in anguish with their homes constructed out of Chinese Drywall. First, both HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued guidance regarding the method owners of these homes should undertake to rid...
Its been a long while since I've posted....not good. Reality is my day to day work has taken on a life of its in own. I have several significant products liability cases in their last phases before trial and been focusing all my time and energies to that endeavor. Although still in the depths of...
Yes, holiday times are here. Everyone rushing around buying gifts, going to parties, hanging out with friends and family. Its a time you want to sit back and sort of breath a little. Alas, my work schedule does not allow me. Hope all of you are enjoying this crazy, hectic and in some many ways...
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA warned doctors earlier this week that they should tell their patients taking the anti-clotting drug Plavix not to take popular heartburn drugs like Prilosec and Nexium because they may lessen the effects of Plavix. This may be problematic since about...
Time boys and girls for the update on Recalls of the Week. These are some of the most significant recalls which have occurred over the past week. You are welcome to contact me by calling or using the "contact" form here if you have any thoughts or questions on any of these recalls. 1. Maclaren...
American Bar Association's Magazine Runs Article Addressing Running a Solo Practice Featuing Yours Truly
Well, time to toot my own horn. The most recent November 2009 edition of the American Bar Association's Magazine, the ABA Journal, included a feature article entitled "So You Want To Go Solo? You Sure?" which included an interview (and yes a picture) of me regarding how I have incorporated social...