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Takata Recall Affects More Consumers

May 17, 2015  ·  By HM&M

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Natasha Metzler reports, “Target has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty for importing and selling a variety of toys with high levels of lead paint on the surface (AP for FindLaw, 10/1). The Consumer Product Safety Commission alleged, “Target knowingly imported and sold the illegal toys between May 2006 and August 2007.” Target denies that is knowingly broke the law, which some have speculated was part of the settlement. According to government safety officials, the lead content of the surface coatings on some toys was higher than is legally allowed by the 1978 lead paint ban.

The CPSC has been actively imposing sanctions this year as the Target settlement brings the number of civil penalties to 39 and the dollar value of fines imposed to just under ten billion dollars, a record for both penalties and fines. As a Chicago attorney who has seen too many lives torn apart by similar negligence, I am encouraged that the CPSC has imposed many sanctions this year on deserving companies. Although target denies knowingly breaking the law, importing toys with high levels of lead based paint is inexcusable.

May 17, 2015

FDA Recalls TigerPaw II Surgical Staple Systems

An alarming number of children are injured or killed because of automobiles. In fact, a total of 638 children under the age of 12 died in a motor vehicle accident in 2013, and another 127,250 were injured, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). reported that another 184 children were killed... Read More

May 17, 2015

FDA Issues Class II Recall of Zimmer Knee Implant

Zimmer voluntarily started recalling their Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee replacement system in March. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class II recall for all makes and sizes. Companies are responsible for providing product liability for any product they produce and sell. The FDA Class II Recalls are an intermediate level of concern.... Read More

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