Product Liability News

QBE North America Adds Manufacturing E&O Endorsement to Product Liability Coverage

QBE North America’s Commercial Insurance business has introduced a manufacturing E&O endorsement to its product liability product offering. The manufacturing E&O endorsement is a claims made coverage form providing broad coverage on a simple rating basis. This endorsement closes a …

U.S. Lawsuit Against Samsung Claims Injuries from Galaxy 7 Explosion

Samsung Electronics Co. was sued on Friday by a Florida man who said he suffered severe burns after his Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded in his front pants pocket. The lawsuit by Jonathan Strobel may be the first in the …

Judge Warns Lawyers: You Pay If Claims Found Frivolous

Lawyers who defend companies in product liability cases are celebrating an unusual order by a federal judge in Columbus, Georgia. In it, he told attorneys for the other side—the ones who represent injured consumers—that he was going to crack down …

Truck Hauling Takata Air Bag Inflators to Texas Site Explodes; 1 Killed

A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas earlier this month, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said. The truck …

Questions, Research on Possible Synthetic Turf Link to Athletes’ Cancer Continue

Their son is gone. Luke Beardemphl, a standout Tacoma, Washington soccer player during his years at Stadium High School, died last year at 24, following a seven-year battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But Luke’s parents, Mike and Stephanie Beardemphl, now worry …

Wrong Key Fails to Derail Texas GM Ignition Suit

General Motors LLC failed to derail a Texas family’s claim for damages over a car crash blamed on a faulty ignition-switch after jurors were shown the wrong car key last week. GM claimed Zachary Stevens’ family intentionally faked evidence in …

After 4 More Illnesses, General Mills Expands Flour Recall

General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced July 25 covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on …

Wal-Mart Says Move to Label, Reduce Unhealthy Chemicals Affects 700 Manufacturers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods. The chemicals on the list include “certain properties that can affect human health …

Autopilot Warning May Not Help Tesla in Crash Defense

Telling Tesla drivers its Autopilot feature doesn’t mean their cars can drive themselves may not be enough to keep Elon Musk off the hot seat if the technology comes up short. This month, two Teslas equipped with Autopilot veered into …

Louisiana Company Recalls 21,500 Pounds of Catfish Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a north Louisiana business is recalling more than 21,500 pounds of catfish products for hotels, restaurants and other institutions in six states. The recall by Haring Catfish Inc. of Wisner involves products that USDA …