Category Archives: Products Liability

Has Your KitchenAid Electric Kettle Been Recalled?

Electric kettles are nifty kitchen appliances that boil water in no time at all. But did you know a certain brand was recently recalled? It's true. Earlier this week, Whirlpool recalled more than 40,000 KitchenAid electric kettles “sold in the U.S., as well as more than 47,00 units sold in Canada and 1,600 in Mexico.” The affected kettles were sold between “September 2013 through February 2018,” and are being recalled because they pose a “serious burn risk,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The post Has Your KitchenAid Electric Kettle Been Recalled? appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip: Master Complaint Alleges “Lies”

As we saw in the previous post, the “Birmingham plaintiffs” submitted a 160-page Master Complaint in August 2017, alleging many Smith & Nephew misrepresentations that led to the introduction of an unreasonably dangerous product into the marketplace. In this post we continue our deep dive into the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Master Complaint. (Part 2 in a series.) “Apples to Oranges” In a stunning marketing document directed at surgeons titled “Apples to Oranges,” Smith & Nephew announced boldly that the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing system “is not your average ‘metal on metal.’ It’s BHR.” Depicted in the advertisement is an apple with the names of other artificial hip products: ASR, Durom, Cormet, Conserve. It is rather astonishing, suggesting that the BHR was better and safer than these other MoM hips. I guess the BHR is the orange. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Atlanta Woman Charged In Fatal Felony DUI Case

In cases where a breathalyzer turns up inconclusive evidence of DUI – that is, if a suspect blows a 0.0% and a DUI is still suspected, police can obtain a blood sample. The blood sample is used to determine if there were any illegal or prescription drugs in a person’s system at the time of the DUI arrest. A South Carolina woman with ties to Atlanta, Georgia has had her bond set in a felony DUI case in Summerville, South Carolina. The Journal Scene reports on the case. 29-year-old Whitney Danielle Brooks had her bail set at $125,000 Monday in the case where Brooks is suspected of DUI in an accident that killed a North Charleston police officer last Thursday. Brooks appeared from a Summerville, South Carolina via video conference. The courtroom was packed with the friends and family members of Ryan MacCluen, a police officer who was killed in the accident. MacCluen had been off-duty and operating a motorcycle when Brooks turned left in front of the officer.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Preparing a Pre-Request for Designation

By Allyson B. Mullen — On February 15, FDA’s Office of Combination Products (OCP) announced the draft guidance, “How to Prepare a Pre-Request for Designation (Pre-RFD).” Don’t let the name fool you though.  Unlike the similarly named Pre-Submission, a Pre-RFD does not need to precede a formal RFD.  A Pre-RFD is, in essence, an informal RFD through which a sponsor may receive a preliminary, non-binding jurisdictional assessment.  The practice of requesting informal, non-binding feedback from OCP prior to or in lieu of a formal RFD is not new and has been occurring for many years.  The guidance provides additional details regarding the process for doing so. The draft guidance indicates that a Pre-RFD should include a product description, proposed indications for use, and a description of how the product achieves its intended use. A Pre-RFD can also, optionally, include other information, such as a description of the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Purdue Issues New Plan Following Senator’s Report Regarding Opioid Epidemic

Purdue Issues New Plan Following Senator's Report Regarding Opioid Epidemic The post Purdue Issues New Plan Following Senator’s Report Regarding Opioid Epidemic appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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