A recent report found a number of products sold on Amazon.com, from the AmazonBasics product line, have been reported as safety risks by customers. This includes products that may be fire hazards.
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Last week Senators Richard Blumenthal, Robert Mendez, and Ed Markey sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos relating to reports that Amazon has ignored consumer safety complaints. Specifically, the letter from the lawmakers points out that there are recent allegations that AmazonBasics products have potentially been linked to fires, explosions, smoking, melting, and other harms to consumers and their property.
Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon) was recently dealt another setback in its efforts to avoid liability for defective products sold on its website that were manufactured by overseas companies that may not be amenable to jurisdiction in the United States.
In early 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia will decide whether Amazon is responsible for injuries caused by a defective dog collar sold by a third-party merchant which left a woman legally blind in one eye. In January 2015, Heather Oberdorf was walking her dog when the dog unexpectedly lunged, causing the D-ring on the dog's collar to break and the leash to recoil back. The leash hit Oberdorf in her face leaving her permanently blind in her left eye. Oberdorf purchased the dog collar on Amazon.com. Following the incident, both Oberdorf's attorneys and Amazon's private investigator made several unsuccessful attempts to locate the owner of the Nevada based company that sold the collar. Oberdorf then sued Amazon for strict products liability and negligence. Amazon defended on the basis that they are a services provider and not responsible for defects in products that third parties sell on their site.
A seriously injured South Carolina couple is suing Amazon under negligence, negligent misrepresentation, negligent failure to warn, the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act, Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment, seeking monetary relief of more than $75,000. Amazon sold "Eclipse Glasses" to the public so that they may view the total solar eclipse that occurred last August. According to the lawsuit, the couple alleges that the eclipse glasses were extremely defective and dangerous, and that their use resulted in vision damage and other physical injuries.
A Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit against the online retail outlet Amazon after a defective external phone charger that he purchased on the website exploded in his pocket. The suit claims Amazon was aware of the dangers presented by the EasyAcc phone charger prior to the victim's purchase due to customer reports of similar issues occurring; however, the device remains available for new purchases.