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“10 Worst Toys” List for 2015

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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 available in stores and online… 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 of its Black Widow slingshots…. Read more »

Recalled IKEA Crib Mattresses Could Harm Children

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For parents of young children, safety is a top priority. Unfortunately, some of the products that parents trust to be child-safe may in fact pose a risk of life-threatening injuries. As veteran product recall lawyers in Maine, the team at Hardy, Wolf & Downing is concerned about the announcement of an expanded recall of IKEA… Read more »

Paralyzed Rider Prompts Trek Bike Recall

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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 a range of injuries inflicted… Read more »

Foreign Objects in Food: Who is Liable for Consumer Injuries?

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We’ve all heard a story about someone who is injured or becomes sick because they found something in their food that shouldn’t be there. But when it comes to liability, does it matter whether the injury-causing ingredient is a foreign object, or if it’s a natural part of the product? In Estate of Pinkham v…. 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 about 6.6 million brewing systems… Read more »

Former Employees Allege Japanese Airbag Manufacturer Concealed Risks

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Two former Takata employees recently shared alarming information with regulators, claiming the Japanese manufacturer has known for 10 years that its airbags could cause harm to consumers. Ten years ago, back in 2004, the company secretly tested 50 of its airbags found in scrapyards, after a report surfaced that one of its airbags ruptured and… Read more »

Top Ten Dangerous Toy List Released in Time for the Holidays

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The product liability attorneys at Hardy, Wolf & Downing would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday season. At this time of year, when many children receive toys as gifts, we would like to remind parents of the “safety first” principle. Some toys that may seem like fun to your children may actually… Read more »

Kids’ Laundry Detergent Pod Poisonings on the Rise

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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 a serious poisoning risk to… 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 possibly defective 2007-2011 Toyota Camry… Read more »