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IKEA has agreed to pay a $50 million settlement to the families of three young children who were killed after IKEA dressers tipped over onto the children. The families filed wrongful death lawsuits against the furniture manufacturer accusing them of continuing to sell products they knew to be dangerous, consistently ignoring national voluntary safety standards

When the prescription drug Vioxx hit the market in May of 1999, it was touted as a new type of NSAID painkiller intended to help with osteoarthritis pain, as well as other types of chronic and acute pain. Vioxx was supposed to be different from other types of painkillers because it wouldn’t cause the types

Companies that manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure their products don’t pose a safety hazard to the general public. This is true no matter what type of product a company makes. Ideally, unsafe and defective products would never become available to the general public. But the reality is that dangerous products do get

When Samsung released their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on August 19, 2016, millions of tech fans around the world were excited to get their hands on the new device. Pre-orders for the Note 7 were extremely strong, even breaking records in some parts of the world. But less than two weeks after the phone’s release,

When it comes to products that are sold to consumers, there are many different government agencies tasked with monitoring product safety and keeping dangerous and defective products away from consumers. The NHTSA handles motor vehicle safety while the Consumer Product Safety Commission watches out for a multitude of other consumer products. The USDA handles safety

People who have been injured or killed as a result of the defective ignition switches that were the subject of a massive vehicle recall by General Motors recently had a strong victory in court. A federal appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that decided GM’s bankruptcy restructuring protected the automaker from lawsuits filed against

Any parent of a young child is bound to have stories about their kid getting into something they’re not supposed to. It’s perfectly normal for a child to want to explore their surroundings, but our homes are full of things that could be quite dangerous to a curious young child. This is why so many

Image Credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Fans of the recent Star Trek movies were shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin was tragically killed at his home on June 19, 2016. Authorities say the accident happened when Yelchin had gotten out of his Jeep to check his

As of June 1, 2016, federal law now requires all car rental companies with fleets of at least 35 cars are now required to have recalled cars repaired before they can be rented out to consumers. The new law is known as the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act. Raechel and Jacqueline Houck

Since 2013, there has been an ongoing series of recalls by automakers for cars that are equipped with Takata airbags made with defective inflators. Almost three years after the first recalls began, over 20 million vehicles in the United States (over 30 million vehicles worldwide) by 14 different automakers have been recalled so far as

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