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    • Arizona Woman Blames Jardiance for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

      Arizona Woman Blames Jardiance for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

      On March 1, 2018, an Arizona woman filed a new Jardiance lawsuit against manufacturers Boehringer Ingelheim, claiming the type 2 diabetes medication caused her to suffer from serious injuries. She filed the case in the U.S. District Court for the […]

    • Kidde Recalls 450,000 Smoke Alarms

      Kidde Recalls 450,000 Smoke Alarms

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently alerted the public to a new recall of Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms. About 450,000 units in the U.S. are affected by the recall, with another 40,000 in Canada. The distributor implemented the […]

    • New Onglyza Lawsuit Claims Drug Led to Heart Failure

      New Onglyza Lawsuit Claims Drug Led to Heart Failure

      In late February 2018, an Ohio woman, as representative of a male family member, filed a new Onglyza lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. This case now joins a number of other similar cases […]

    • 2.6 Million Vuse Vibe Power Units for E-Cigarettes Recalled

      2.6 Million Vuse Vibe Power Units for E-Cigarettes Recalled

      On April 13, 2018, the FDA announced a recall of all Vuse Vibe power units—a total of about 2.6 million items—because of malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries that may overheat and present a fire hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the […]

    • Toyota/Lexus Recalls More Vehicles Over Airbag and Brake Problems

      Toyota/Lexus Recalls More Vehicles Over Airbag and Brake Problems

      Earlier this year, Toyota announced they were recalling over 50,000 vehicles because of potentially defective airbags. Though the company has been heavily involved in the large Takata airbag recalls, this particular recall was implemented for different reasons. Whereas Takata air […]

    • Lithium-Ion Battery Explodes in the Cargo Hold of a Delta Airlines Plane

      Lithium-Ion Battery Explodes in the Cargo Hold of a Delta Airlines Plane

      There are a couple reasons why you should never put a lithium-ion battery pack or device into your checked luggage. First, it’s against the rules for most airlines, and second, because that battery may just explode in the cargo hold. […]

    • Amazon Recalls Over 250,000 Portable Power Banks for Overheating Risks

      Amazon Recalls Over 250,000 Portable Power Banks for Overheating Risks

      On March 13, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of about 260,000 Amazon Portable Power Banks. The products may overheat and ignite, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards and injuries. This is yet […]

    • Power Charger Explodes on Chinese Flight

      Power Charger Explodes on Chinese Flight

      There’s been another lithium-ion battery explosion and fire, this time in the overhead bin of a China Southern Airlines plane. According to Fox News, passengers were boarding the flight when smoke started pouring into the cabin. Soon, flames were spotted […]

    • Medtronic Recalls Certain ICDs Because of Design Malfunction

      Medtronic Recalls Certain ICDs Because of Design Malfunction

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall of certain Medtronic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds). These devices are used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). Medtronic sent an urgent […]

    • Texas Woman Burned When Her Instant Pot Explodes

      Texas Woman Burned When Her Instant Pot Explodes

      On March 9, 2018, ABC News reported that a Katy, Texas mom was cooking with her Instant Pot when it exploded in her kitchen, causing her to suffer serious burn injuries. This is one more of many similar incidents, where […]