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Exploding E-Cigarette Injures CA Woman

For many, e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to lighting up – a slightly healthier option for those looking to stop smoking so much. But for all the health benefits these e-cigarettes supposedly tout, there’s no denying the disturbing trend of the devices exploding at random. When a California woman attempted to charge her e-cigarette device’s […] May 23, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Maker Sued After Explosion in User’s Pocket

A Texas man has filed suit against the makers of an e-cigarette he says exploded in his pant’s pocket. After the explosion, he was rushed to the hospital, where he spent three weeks recovering. The Navy veteran may never walk again after the injuries he sustained in the incident. Now, he’s taking the manufacturers of the […] May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Navy Bans E-Cigarettes On Ships, Planes

The United States Navy has banned e-cigarettes from planes, ships and submarines following a series of incidents that left uniformed personnel injured. A report from the Virginian-Pilot says 15 incidents involving the devices occurred between October 2015 and June 2016. In each of these cases, a service member was injured or a fire was started because […] May 18, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Batteries Explode, Injuring Users

E-cigarette users, beware: that high tech alternative to smoking isn’t as safe as it may appear. Batteries inside the devices have been known to explode, injuring users. One such case in California has resulted in a lawsuit. The victim had taken up e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. One day, as she inserted a […] May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Frito-Lay, Harris Teeter Announce Recalls

If you do the grocery shopping in your family, be alert: there are two product recalls currently underway. Grocery store Harris Teeter and snack food company Frito-Lay both recently announced product recalls of foods you might have in your home right now. Harris Teeter is recalling its frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in both Virginia […] April 24, 2017 READ MORE

HP Recalls Thousands of Laptop Batteries

More than 100,000 HP laptop batteries have been recalled due to fire and burn risks. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says the batteries can overheat, catch fire and burn laptop users. They announced the official recall January 25, 2017. Though the recall affects less than one percent of all HP computers, all HP […] January 26, 2017 READ MORE

Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled

If you own a Cuisinart food processor – or purchased one for a loved one as a Christmas gift – you need to know about a new product recall. The kitchen appliance company Cuisinart is recalling 8 million food processors following reports of the blade breaking off into processed food. Nearly 70 people have reported […] December 16, 2016 READ MORE

Dozens of Virginians Sickened by Frozen Strawberries

Fruit lovers, beware: the Food and Drug Administration has just announced a nationwide recall of frozen strawberries. Since October 20, 2016, more than a hundred people have been sickened by the fruit, which has been linked to hepatitis A. Virginia is one of nine states where the outbreak has been reported. The Virginia Department of […] November 07, 2016 READ MORE

Another Talc Lawsuit, Another Win for a Victim

For the third time, a jury has awarded a Johnson & Johnson baby powder customer millions of dollars. In this case, the California woman had used talcum powder on her genitals for 45 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She blamed the talc, and accused he pharmaceutical giant of negligence for not properly warning consumers […] October 31, 2016 READ MORE

Takata Airbag Death Toll Climbs to 11

Another Takata airbag-related accident has claimed the life of a driver. This incident marks the 11th such fatal wreck involving the recalled, defective airbag. A California woman succumbed to the injuries she sustained in a car accident at the end of September. The collision caused the driver’s side airbag inflator to rupture. In addition the 11 […] October 21, 2016 READ MORE