Defective Products

over 135 recalled hand sanitizer products

With the onset of COVID-19, the demand for cleaning products and disinfectants has been on the rise. One of the most popular of these products is hand sanitizer. Bottles have been flying off the shelves non-stop since March, and many stores are still limiting customers on how much they can…

defective airbag exploded, fatally injuring driver

Earlier this month, Honda confirmed that a driver was fatally injured after a defective airbag inflator ruptured in their 2002 Honda Civic this past August. In its statement, the automobile company said that this marks the 17th death in the United States caused by a Takata airbag, 15 of which were in…

buyers burned by amazonbasics

It’s no secret that Amazon has become one of the largest online retailers in the world. This has only increased since the start of the pandemic; people have been buying into the convenience and safety of online shopping, leading to skyrocketing sales for the e-tailer. This includes an uptick in…

the dangers of talc-based cosmetic products

The information that every consumer must know. What is it? Considered the softest mineral known to man, Talc is a naturally occurring silicate found across the globe. The substance has been used for millennia for varying purposes, ranging from signets and cylinder seals by the Ancient Assyrians to cosmetics among…

hot coffee: looking back at the mcdonalds lawsuit

It was the coffee spill reported around the world. Twenty five years ago, a 79-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck bought a cup of coffee to go at a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, New Mexico and spilled the coffee on her lap. She sued McDonald’s, and a jury awarded her almost…

takata logo

Takata, a Japanese airbag company, pled guilty in a $1 billion deal with the US Justice Department affecting Houston drivers. When corporations knowingly cover up potentially deadly defects in their products, consumers suffer the consequences – serious injuries and fatalities. The U.S. Justice Department has dropped the hammer on one…