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“10 Worst Toys” List for 2015

With the holiday season in full swing, nonprofit consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) has released its 2015 “10 Worst Toys” list as a means to sway parents away from purchasing dangerous items for their youngsters. According to W.A.T.C.H., there is an “alarming number” of hazardous toys... Read more »

Manufacturer Recalls Popular Slingshot

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It is the kind of thing that Maine personal injury lawyers see all too often – two people have been injured, with one suffering facial fractures, due to a defective wrist strap on a high-powered slingshot. Last week, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced manufacturer Barnett Outdoors, LLC’s recall... Read more »

Paralyzed Rider Prompts Trek Bike Recall

Consumers who purchased certain Trek bicycles are advised to consult an authorized dealer regarding a recent recall, which was issued after a rider suffered injuries that led to permanent paralysis. As veteran product liability lawyers, the team at Hardy, Wolf & Downing has served as advocates for clients suffering from... Read more »

Burn Injuries Prompt Keurig Recall

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The product liability attorneys at Hardy, Wolf & Downing would like to alert Maine families to a recall announced by Keurig Green Mountain. The company has recalled its Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems, a single-serve hot beverage brewer that has found a place in millions of American homes. The recall affects... Read more »

Kids’ Laundry Detergent Pod Poisonings on the Rise

As busy Americans choose convenient, premeasured single-serve products like single brew coffee cups and premade, crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it is no wonder that laundry detergent pods have grown in popularity. But authorities are quickly realizing that the brightly colored and highly concentrated drop-in laundry detergent pods are... Read more »

Consumer Reports Says Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall Needed

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The respected consumer watchdog publication, Consumer Reports (CR), issued a statement July 28 essentially chastising Toyota for not opting for a Toyota Camry hybrid recall because of acknowledged defects in its braking system. The pointed and well publicized comments were in response to Toyota’s somewhat lukewarm plan of action regarding 177,000... Read more »