Product Liability News

Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …

Watchdog’s List of 10 Most Hazardous Toys Has Its Critics

A sling-shot, inflatable suits that kids can don and wear while crashing into each other and a hammer inspired by weapons in the movie “Warcraft” ranked among the 10 most hazardous toys on an annual list released on Tuesday by …

J&J Tries to Switch to Court Outside Missouri After $195 Million in Talc Verdicts

After a $67.5 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson on Oct. 27 marked its third straight trial defeat in an onslaught of lawsuits claiming its talc-based products cause ovarian cancer, the company is hoping to reverse the trend by …

First Consumer Class Action Filed Over Samsung Note 7 Smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co.’s woes over the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have moved into the courtroom. Three people who bought the phones, which were recalled because the Note 7 is prone to catching on fire and exploding, sued the electronics maker’s U.S. …

Samsung’s Smartphone Recall Is Big But Far From Worst in History

Samsung Electronics Co.’s recall of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will be one of the biggest recalls ever in the technology industry. The South Korean conglomerate pulled the plug on the entire product line and slashed its third-quarter profit …

Ironshore International Offers PI & GL Cover for Engineers Based Outside U.S.

Ironshore International has introduced a packaged policy to provide combined professional indemnity and general liability insurance for specialist engineers. Bermuda-headquartered Ironshore said it will underwrite coverage for professional liability, general liability, product liability and employer’s liability under one policy form …

Update: Samsung Ends Production of Galaxy Note 7 After New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a smartphone that became a major headache for the South Korean electronics maker. After halting sales of the new versions …

Samsung Halts Note 7 Production Following Reports of New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. halted production of its Note 7 smartphones after customers reported problems with new devices, the latest blow in a six-week crisis over exploding phone batteries. Samsung temporarily suspended production of its most expensive phone, a person with …

132K Pounds of Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Costco Recalled

Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that “hard, white plastic” was found in some nuggets. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said that the 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken …

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 …