Yet another person has been killed by a defective airbag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to 26, with over 240 others who have been seriously injured by these devices. Since 2014, nearly 50 million Takata airbags have been recalled in the United States alone, with recalls affecting nearly every vehicle manufacturer, including the Detroit Three, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Daimler, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Audi.
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Last Thursday, Peloton Interactive, Inc. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of out-of-warranty clip-in pedals that can break unexpectedly when in use, causing a laceration hazard which may result in injury. In total, the recall affects approximately 27,000 Peloton bikes equipped with PR70P Clip-In Pedals. PR70P pedals are the first generation of pedals and were fitted on Peloton bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The Peloton logo and the word "PELOTON" are molded into the pedal body. An orange Peloton symbol and white lettering spelling "PELOTON" are printed on the top of the cleat binding. If the pedals have the word "PELOTON" written in white without the orange Peloton logo, they are not subject to the recall.
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.
The estate of a family who died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in May 2019 recently filed suit against Navien Inc., the manufacturer of the NPE-240A tankless water heater that had been installed in the family's home just six months earlier.
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.
More than 90 lawsuits have been filed against two of the nation's largest e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird, over severe injuries suffered by riders of defective scooters. The lawsuits allege the injuries were suffered after riders were thrown from the vehicles due to malfunctioning brakes, sudden accelerations, as well as faulty throttles, handlebars, and wheels.
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.
On July 24, 2020, a Harris County woman filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Memorial City Mall, LP and Skechers USA, Inc. The woman brought negligence causes of action against both businesses, also alleging gross negligence and strict product liability against Skechers.
For a second time, nursery furniture specialist DaVinci has recalled an additional 3,000 of its wooden Bailey bassinets sold from August 2018 through September 2019.
Since 2014, nearly 50 million Takata airbags have been recalled in the United States alone. Prior to the recalls, Takata had about 20 percent of the global airbag market, with the recalls affecting nearly every vehicle manufacturer, including the Detroit Three, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Daimler, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Audi. Although just over 37 million Takata airbags have been repaired, nearly 12.5 million are still in cars on the road today.