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Category Archives: Defective Product

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When Dangerous Products Are Also Deceptively Advertised: The Latest Study On E-Cigarettes

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a safe alternative to regular cigarettes. As a result, they are now the most prevalent form of tobacco use amongst young people. Yet while some of their potentially harmful ingredients – such as diacetyl, heavy metals, nicotine, ultrafine particles, and volatile organic compounds – have recently received a significant… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Products Manufactured by Amazon Itself Are Exploding or Bursting into Flames, And Continue to Be Sold

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

In September, several senators sent a letter to Amazon demanding that a number of hazardous products sold on the company’s website under its own label, “AmazonBasics,” be recalled after a CNN investigation found that they remained for sale even though they had exploded or caught on fire, causing severe damage and danger to consumers…. Read More »

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If Synthetic Marijuana Case Is Heard by Florida Supreme Court, Manufacturers of Intoxicating Products Could Be Held Liable for Car Accident Deaths

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

The appeal of a civil case involving three people who were killed in a car accident here in Florida caused by a driver who was under the influence of synthetic marijuana (known as “spice”), and who hit their car with his while he was under the influence and speeding, causing their deaths, could now… Read More »

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First Appellate Court Finds Amazon.com Strictly Liable for All Products It Fulfills On Its Website, Delivering Justice for Plaintiffs

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Amazon.com has once again lost on the issue of defective product liability; this time at the appellate court level, which provides national implications for plaintiffs around the country who have been injured by the products sold by third party vendors on its website, including here in Florida. In August, a California Court of Appeals… Read More »

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Hand Sanitizers Sold at Major Retail Outlets Recalled After FDA Finds Presence of Toxic Ingredient Methanol

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

According to the latest reports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled a number of hand sanitizers on July 24 sold at major stores, including Target, Walmart, and other major retail outlets. The products – Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer and Scent Theory Keep Clean, produced by Real Clean Distribuciones – tested positive for… Read More »

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Another Federal Court Finds Amazon Liable for Defective Products Sold by Third Parties On Its Website

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

One of the biggest issues in defective product litigation involves the case against Amazon, which many are keeping their eyes on to see if the company is ultimately held liable as a seller for products that third parties sell on its website. The Third Circuit held that Amazon should be held liable in part… Read More »

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Ford, Once Again, Recalls Dangerous Vehicles for Accidents & Injuries

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

In June, Ford announced that it was recalling more than two million cars due to a dangerous defect; Specifically, due to the doors opening on their own in some vehicles while the car is being driven. According to the company, the problem is the fault of the dealerships, who were supposed to fix the… Read More »

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Will Amazon Ultimately Be Held Responsible for Defective Products Sold On Its Website?

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Courts all over the country – as well as attorneys who represent victims of defective products – are watching to see whether Amazon is ultimately held liable for a seller’s defective product; a decision that could completely change products liability, especially given the dominance that Amazon has over the market right now and how… Read More »

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FDA Finds Carcinogen in Some Common Diabetes Drugs, Leading to Dangerous Defective Product Concerns

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

In late May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that laboratory tests detected elevated levels of a contaminant that has been linked to cancer, N-Nitrosodimetylamine (or “NDMA”) in some batches of a widely-used diabetes medication, metformin, as used by some 34 million people with Type 2 diabetes.  The agency previously had to recall… Read More »

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With Automakers Manufacturing Ventilators to Help Fight COVID-19, Many Have Concerns About Potential Product Defects

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortage of properly-working ventilators, some auto manufacturers have switched their operations to producing ventilators and other respiratory protective devices (subject to emergency use authorizations) to help combat COVID-19 under the protection of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. While these ventilators are desperately… Read More »

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