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Eric T. Chaffin

Texas Man Files Lawsuit After “Devastating” E-Cigarette Explosion

A Texas man recently filed an e-cigarette explosion lawsuit in Harris County. He names as defendants both the store that sold him the lithium-ion battery that allegedly caused the explosion, and LG Chem Lit., who manufactured the battery. This is […]

Roopal Luhana

Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System MDL Centralized to the Middle District of Pennsylvania

On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a Transfer Order, in which it centralized and transferred all Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler cases pending in federal court to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Air Force Officer Injured by Takata Airbags Urges Owners to Get Repairs

In December 2017, Honda reported that another person had been killed by an exploding Takata airbag. That potentially brings the global total to 20 deaths and nearly 200 injuries. One of the women that were injured is now trying to […]

Roopal Luhana

HP Recalls Over 50,000 Computers Due to Battery Overheating

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a new recall of lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook computers and mobile workstations. The batteries can reportedly overheat, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards. About 50,000 units are affected, and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Apple Faces Rising Number of Lawsuits Filed Concerning iPhone Slow-Downs

At least 26 lawsuits have now been filed against computer giant Apple Inc., after the company admitted to purposely slowing down older iPhones because of battery issues. So far, cases have already been filed in California, Chicago, New York, Texas, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Over Half of Defective Takata Airbags Still Not Replaced

Thousands of vehicle owners have been inconvenienced over the past couple years by Takata airbag recalls. Many have taken their cars in only to be told that there weren’t enough parts to complete repairs. Others have had to rent cars. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Toddler Suffers Burns and Amputations Following Pressure Cooker Explosion

Pressure cookers are popular home appliances, particularly for families that seek out ways to make healthy foods quickly. These cookers use high pressure to increase the boiling point of liquids, allowing for the thorough cooking of foods in short amounts […]

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 […]