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Eric T. Chaffin

IKEA Furniture Linked to Another Child Death

Back in June 2016, IKEA furniture voluntarily recalled 29 million of chests and dressers because of tip-over hazards. They offered each consumer a full or partial refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit. Unfortunately, children across the nation are still […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Fisher-Price the Latest Company Recalling Children’s Products Due to Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on October 24, 2017, that Fisher-Price was recalling about 63,000 of their “Soothing Motion Seats” made for babies. These seats bounce and sway and play songs and nature sounds to help soothe […]

Steven Cohn

JPML Consolidates All Samsung Washing Machine Lawsuits in OK

Back in November 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Samsung was recalling about 2.8 million of its top-load washing machines. Consumers were reporting incidences of the tops flying off during use, posing a risk of injury […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda and Other Automakers Reach Settlements in Takata Class-Action Lawsuits

Automaker Honda recently agreed to a $605 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit in which plaintiffs sought economic damages for losses suffered as a result of Takata airbag defects. Honda was the automaker most affected by Takata airbag recalls, having […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Samsung Announces Another Cell Phone Battery Recall

Just when we thought the issues with overheating Samsung batteries had passed, the company has announced a recall of about 10,200 lithium ion batteries because of overheating, fire, and burn hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Judge Grants Takata’s Request for Airbag Lawsuit Delay

The Takata Corporation wants hundreds of airbag lawsuits delayed in court. They filed for bankruptcy back in June 2017, when their debts totaled about $9 billion. At the time, they said the reason for the filing was to preserve jobs […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda and Chrysler Recall Millions of Vehicles Due to Air Bag and Fire Hazards

Both Honda and Chrysler have recently announced recalls because of alleged defects that pose fire risks. The recalls affect millions of vehicles, and consumers are encouraged to contact their local dealerships to schedule repairs. Honda Recalls Vehicles Because of Defective […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Why So Many Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Exploding

E-cigarettes. Hoverboards. Samsung phones. All of these have been in the headlines over the last several months because of exploding batteries. Most recently, a woman’s noise-canceling headphones burst into flames while she was on a flight from Melbourne to Beijing. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Recalls 2.7 Million Vehicles Because of Faulty Drying Agent

Shortly after Takata announced they had filed for bankruptcy in June 2017, they added yet another type of air bag inflator to their already huge product recall. According to ABC News, 2.7 million vehicles now joined the list of the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Second Phase GM Ignition Switch Trials Underway in New York

General Motors (GM) first initiated a recall of their faulty ignition switches in 2014. After several other subsequent recalls, they listed a total of 2.6 million vehicles that were equipped with ignition switches that could inadvertently turning to the “off” […]