Defective Products Archives

Drones are not just toys; they present real hazards

Drones, also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are popular devices with children and adults. They are also used by some businesses to carry out tasks. As they grow in popularity, however, their potential for causing serious injuries is becoming clearer.

Another Record Year for Auto Recalls

Automakers recalled a record 51.26 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2015.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, that makes the second year in a row automakers have recalled a record number of vehicles for a slew of safety issues.

Hoverboard fires continue, but there may be hope for safer batteries for them

By now, you may have heard about the dangers of the popular toy hoverboards that are catching fire, causing burns and property damage. They continue to make news as additional fires have been reported, possibly due to many children receiving the toy as a holiday gift.

GM Ignition-Switch Compensation Fund

General Motors' compensation fund has tied at least 51 deaths and 8 catastrophic injuries to the ignition-switch defect found in its cars.  That number is expected to rise as the compensation fund reviews the final batch of claims related to the defective ignition switches in older-model Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn ions, and other small cars.

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