Monthly Archives: May 2013

12,000 Pottery Barn Crib Bumpers Recalled


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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of about 12,000 crib bumpers from Pottery Barn due to an entanglement hazard. The agency said the Sweet Lambie crib bumpers have decorative stitching that can come loose, posing an “entanglement hazard to infants.” There have been two reports of stitching coming loose and entangling children, but no injuries occurred.
Staff Report, The Sacramento Bee 05/29/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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GM recalls Cadillac SRX over possible loosening of lug nuts.

USA Today (5/27, Healey, 1.71M) reports, “If you drive a 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover SUV, your wheels can fall off.” Though apparently it has not happened yet. GM reported that “some wheel lug nuts have come loose on SRX models in General Motors’ test fleet.” It is, therefore, “recalling 18,871 SRX SUVs built from Jan.Continue Reading

Faulty Airbags Prompt BMW to Recall 220,000 Vehicles

This month BMW issued a recall of more than 220,000 vehicles across the globe, including about 42,000 in the United States. The recall covers model year 2003 and 2004 3-Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and station wagons due to an issue with the airbags. The company said that the manufacturer of the airbags alerted them toContinue Reading

Apples settles suit over iPhone water damage for $53 million.

  CNET News (5/29, Musil) reports, “Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to warranties covering early versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch.” CNET continues, “The lawsuit, originally filed in 2010, claimed Apple had unfairly denied warranty coverage to some customers under an Apple policy associated with devicesContinue Reading

A New Twist on a Toxic Kiss–Study finds carcinogens in lipstick.

USA Today (5/2, Koch, 1.71M) reports that researchers at the University of California-Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested “32 commonly sold lipsticks and lip glosses” and found that they “contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals – some at potentially toxic levels.” The study notes that whereas the “average user applies lipstick 2.3Continue Reading

Punitive Damages Permitted to Go Forward in NuvaRing Lawsuit

  A New Jersey state judge refused to strike down claims for punitive damages in nine bellwether cases over injuries allegedly caused by a Merck & Co. Inc. subsidiary’s NuvaRing contraceptive, ruling that the laws of the individual states could allow the awards. Rejecting Merck and Organon USA Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, Judge Brian R.Continue Reading

Big Tobacco Takes a Hit

  Florida jury awards elderly man $1.2 million from tobacco companies for wife's death. The Palm Beach (FL) Post (5/2, Musgrave, 96K) reported a Florida jury ordered R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Liggett tobacco companies at fault for turning a 91-year-old Delray Beach man's wife “into a hopeless nicotine addict, which ultimately led to her deathContinue Reading

The Case of the Wondering Cows- Mooo hoo

  New York court allows negligence suits against owners of wandering cows. The AP (5/3, Virtanen) reports New York's highest court ruled that “owners of wandering cows and the landowners responsible for keeping them fenced can be sued for negligence if the meandering livestock get involved in an accident,” reversing lower courts use of “theContinue Reading