American manufacturer, Polaris Industries Inc., has issued a recall that affects nearly 30,000 of its off-road vehicles sold nationwide from November 2017 through March 2020.
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On June 25, 2020, a Maryland woman who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a 2019 accident sued Tesla Inc. in California alleging it manufactured an unsafe Model 3 vehicle with airbags that didn't properly deploy. The suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court in California where Tesla's headquarters is located.
On June 24, 2020, it was announced that Bayer agreed to pay in excess of $10 billion to settle 95,000 claims regarding Roundup, the world's best-known weedkiller. The settlement also includes $1.25 billion to cover future claims. Bayer still faces at least 30,000 claims from plaintiffs who did not join the settlement.
A vital notice to parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled approximately 16,000 infant and child double strollers due to fall, entrapment, and strangulation risks. The affected batch of strollers are manufactured by California based Company, Costway, and were sold on Costway's website and Amazon between May 2016 and December 2019.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been cooking and eating more meals at home. Some people have also been buying new cooking gadgets and appliances, including pressure cookers, to accommodate this new need to cook more at home.
With an increase of self-driving vehicles on the road, drivers are more reliant on the technology those cars offer. But like any other technology that consumers buy, there can be complications that arise as time goes on. Prominent electric car company Tesla is now facing the consequences of not keeping the technology in their older vehicles up to date, specifically the touch screen. The touch screen in a Tesla controls almost all functions of the car, from climate control to navigation, to even the safety monitors for autopilot.
The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has issued a warning about the use of several hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the presence of a potentially dangerous chemical.
On June 10, 2020, Ms. Cynthia Wallace filed a lawsuit against NuWave, LLC, the manufacturer of the Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker. The lawsuit alleges NuWave, LLC misrepresented the safety of its pressure cooker, causing those who use the pressure cooker to be injured.
Scooter startup company Bird Rides, Inc. was recently sued in Los Angeles Superior Court for failing to properly maintain its scooters, including critical components such as brakes, wheels, and throttles. Victims of these poorly maintained scooters have experienced uncontrolled crashes or have been unexpectedly thrown off the scooters, resulting in fractures, broken bones, concussions, and chipped teeth, among other injuries.
Apple recently agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding batteries in iPhones. The settlement covers models 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE devices.