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Tag: product liability

“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


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 »

Skiing Accidents and Liability in Maine


With winter in full swing, thousands of skiing enthusiasts are hitting the slopes for some recreational fun. Located in Newry, Maine, Sunday River Ski Resort is a popular destination for snowboarders and skiers who can test their mettle on more than 135 trails and massive terrain parks that feature pipes, boxes and tricky jumps. One… 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 »

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 »

2014 the Worst Year on Record for Auto Recalls

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It’s been a bad year for North American auto manufacturers. Ford safety defect recall lawyers at Hardy, Wolf & Downing say no settlement has been negotiated yet, but it is still a possibility on the table for consumers whose safety has been put at risk. Our product liability attorneys are standing by to review claims of… Read more »