Product Liability News

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 …

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 …