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How decisions regarding toy safety labels are made

When a child receives a new toy, it takes very little time for them to rip into its package and begin playing with it. While, as parents, we want to reward our children and for them to be excited to play with the toys we give them, we have to balance those sentiments with being cautious.

Parents of actor killed in crash take action against Jeep maker

Most of the nation remembers the bizarre accident that took actor Anton Yelchin's life this past June. In a tragic turn of events, the 27-year-old actor who was featured in the latest Star Trek film series died when his Jeep Grand Cherokee crushed him to death. Now the actor's parents are seeking legal action against the SUV manufacturer.

What does the Consumer Protection Safety Commission do?

The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission is responsible for protecting the public from "unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction." Each year, property damages, injuries and deaths from unsafe consumer products cost taxpayers more than $1 trillion. The CPSC protects consumers and their families from products that pose a mechanical, chemical, electrical or fire hazard.

Understanding product liability

Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 29 million people are injured and more than 20,000 people die as a result of products that are defectively marketed, manufactured or designed. As a result, accidents from consumer products cost the U.S. over $700 billion each year.

What is the difference between a class action and a mass tort?

Many of our readers have likely heard of a class action lawsuit, A class action lawsuit is when several people who have the same or similar type of injuries, losses or damages sue a defendant as a group.

What are some past famous product recalls?

A product recall is done to protect consumers from illness, injury or death that can occur if the product is used. Some famous products that are in many homes today have been the subject of recalls in the past. Here are seven past recalls that put our entire nation on alert.

Evenflo recalls over 56,000 car seats for increased injury risk

When you use a car seat for your child, you expect that it will keep your child safe in the event of an accident. One car seat manufacturer, Evenflo, has found a problem with its Transitions car seat that could increase a child's risk of injury when it is used in the forward facing harnessed booster mode.

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