Toyota must pay a $1.2 billion fine for concealing information about safety issues with Toyota vehicles and for misleading the federal government and consumers about the dangers of its vehicles.  Two safety issues caused a type of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. These safety issues have caused hundreds of accidents, including one that resulted in the death…

The voluntary recall of Effexor was issued after a pharmacist found that a bottle of Effexor contained another type of drug called Tikosyn. Tikosyn is cardiac medication that affects the rhythm of a person’s heart. It is generally used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia).  There is a concern that someone who is prescribed Effexor may mistakenly…

  • February 26, 2014
  • Blog

Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to require bold warnings on low testosterone drugs. Recently, the FDA announced that it was reviewing the safety of testosterone hormone therapy drugs, such as AndroGel. This was done in response to two studies that showed higher rates of cardiovascular problems…

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a recall on its website for Bluworld/Nu-Flame wall-mounted fireplaces due to a potential fire hazard. The Bluworld/Nu-Flame Vivo and Vivido wall-mounted fireplaces have been recalled due to a fire or burn hazard caused by overfilling or spilling fuel while attempting to refill fireplace fuel cups. If the units are refilled while the fuel cup is…

Seattle Jury Awards $8.3 Million In DePuy Defective Hip Implant Case A Seattle jury awarded a man $8.8 million dollars in a case involving a defective hip implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Depuy Orthopaedics. Plaintiff Loren Kransky brought negligence and defective design claims against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy. The plaintiff…