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Toy guns can cause serious and even blinding eye injuries

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Toy guns can cause serious and even blinding eye injuries

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” We’re all familiar with that line from the iconic holiday movie A Christmas Story in response to the leading character’s repeated requests for a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. However, many children do…

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Electronic cigarettes are among the latest exploding devices

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Monday, November 28, 2016. Electronic cigarettes experienced a significant rise in popularity in the early years after they came on the market as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Their sales rose to some $2 billion last year. Some e-cigs contain no tobacco, while…

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What were the most dangerous toys of 2015?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Friday, November 18, 2016. With Christmas approaching much faster than most of us would like, it is a good time to remind people of the possibility of the season’s hottest toys being unsafe. A toy’s recall can be for a number of reasons,…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pulled soon after introduction

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Consumers who purchased the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are being told to exchange them for another device in the wake of the discovery of a potentially dangerous defect. Some have exploded while they were charging. The 5.7-inch Note…

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Electronic cigarettes could cause popcorn lung

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Some of our readers may have heard the term “popcorn lung.” It’s actual name is a far more daunting one — bronchiolitis obliterans. It became known as popcorn lung because it’s a condition sometimes acquired by workers in plants…

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Why do so many recalled vehicles go unrepaired?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Thursday, August 18, 2016. We’ve seen a significant rise in the number of vehicles being recalled for safety issues as automakers and federal regulators work to get them repaired before they can cause injury or death. The number of vehicles impacted by a…

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Warning labels must be clear and easy to find

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Manufacturers have to put warning labels on their products to help customers use them safely. Naturally, some companies don’t like to do this, as raising awareness about potential hazards doesn’t always make people want to buy the items. Telling…

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Key points about product liability laws

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Friday, June 3, 2016. When you buy products, you expect them to work properly and to be safe. This is true even when using “dangerous” items like miter saws or firearms. When used properly, you expect them not to do you any harm.…

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How can parents tell if children's products are safe?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Friday, May 13, 2016. When parents buy products for their children, they want those products to provide fun and possibly other benefits like exercise and education. Above all else, of course, they want the products to be safe. How can parents tell if…

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Learn about drug recalls

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Friday, March 25, 2016. People can be affected by any number of defective products. This applies to medications that people take by prescription or buy over the counter. When defective medications are subject to a drug recall, it can be a scary thing…

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