Whether it be from reports of “popcorn lung” or reports of toxic ingredients like formaldehyde, vaping has had its share of detractors. While some people have admittedly quit smoking regular cigarettes, people who have never smoked before have also picked up the habit. There have been no studies into the potential long-term health effects of… Read More
When a defective product is discovered, a manufacturer should issue a recall to protect the public. Sometimes a judge will force a company to do that. When this happens, it may be reported in the local news media.
On this page, we’ve collected information about recalls and defective products in Florida from news sources. All sources have been cited in the individual articles. We also encourage you to go to recalls.gov to see the latest recalls reported by the federal government.
We trust the products on store shelves to be safe. We have to. We don’t have the money to buy and test every product we get, nor do we want to be human guinea pigs for testing! That’s why manufacturers are supposed to test their products themselves before releasing them to the public.
It’s also why companies can pay big if they put a defective product out in the market. A defective product often leads to class action lawsuits, like the Takata airbag lawsuits or the current Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuits.
A personal injury lawyer can tell you if there is an existing class action suit and whether or not it’s better to join it or file a separate lawsuit. It depends on the situation. Chalik Law can give you a free consultation to share your story. We will then advise you on the best course of action for your circumstances.
If a product hurts you and you used it in a safe manner, you deserve to get compensation for it. Your report could be the start of removing an unsafe item from stores and saving the lives and health of others.
In the past few years, vaping has become a popular way for people to quit smoking. Vaping involves heating an oil mixture that is usually flavored and sometimes contains nicotine until it produces a vapor, which is then inhaled. More recently, this has also become a popular way to ingest cannabis. This is because cannabis… Read More
Jaguar Land Rover issued a recall for 54,000 cars in the United States to fix faulty Takata airbags that have killed over 10 people and injured more than 100 nationwide. The luxury carmaker is the latest to join a series of recalls that have been ongoing for months. Millions of Takata airbags have already been… Read More
Tire separation was the cause of a deadly crash that occurred between a tractor-trailer and the south median guardrail on Interstate 95 in West Melbourne, Fla. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place in the vicinity of Palm Bay Road where a tractor-trailer was carrying a road construction excavator. The excavator fell… Read More
Takata airbags have been linked to car accidents that have caused 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries, in Florida and elsewhere. Now U.S. officials have announced that an additional 35 million to 40 million airbag inflators will be recalled, adding to the 28.8 million inflators recalled since 2008, making it by far the largest… Read More
Pharmacists are more likely to make errors when they have more orders to fill, a new study found. The study, published in American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, was authored by researchers from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and pharmacists at Houston Methodist Hospital. The researchers reviewed medication errors that happened over a one-year… Read More
Fleet industries and consumers alike often wonder whether or not retreaded tires are as safe and reliable as tires with virgin casings. Across the board, from university researchers to trucking forums, there is no research or even anecdotal evidence that shows any differences in quality amongst the two. Pros of Retreaded Tires The primary reason… Read More
Tire blowouts are a serious matter on the road because they can lead to severe accidents. There are many different causes of tire blowouts. After the blowout, there may be legal claims drivers can pursue if they suffered harm from an accident. Tire Blowout Causes Roadway conditions are a major cause of tire blowouts. If… Read More