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Gas station facing product liability suit over botulism in cheese

Consumers who stop at an Ohio gas station to grab nachos could be thinking about any number of things, like the hurry they're in or how hungry they are. One thing they are not likely considering, however, is their chance of contracting food poisoning from the snacks they purchase. In another state, a woman recently filed a product liability lawsuit after just such an occurrence.

Keurig facing product liability suit after $100,000 house fire

Many, if not most households across Ohio likely own a coffeemaker, as a common start to most mornings is waking up to make a nice, hot mug of coffee. This soothing ritual might be made far less enjoyable for many individuals with the knowledge that, in doing so, they could potentially be running the risk of injury from burns if their brewer was to catch on fire. In another state, this situation is exactly what a recent product liability lawsuit is alleging happened.

Monsanto facing lawsuit over toxic materials in Roundup

Roundup is a common herbicide used by consumers in Ohio and across the country. The active ingredient in this weed-killer is glyphosate, a chemical that Monsanto, the company who manufactures Roundup, has long touted as a technological breakthrough, alleging it kills essentially all weeds without harming the user or the environment. Unfortunately, a lawsuit filed last year claims that the opposite is true -- that the toxic materials contained within roundup led to the death of a 48-year-old man.

Toxic materials contained in common household products

With unintentional poisoning listed one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the U.S., Ohio families may want to familiarize themselves with some of the dangerous products that may be hiding in their homes. Most poisonings are preventable, but only if parents familiarize themselves with the toxic materials that sometimes lurk in common products. Some items may not carry adequate labels to warn of the hazardous chemicals contained within seemingly innocuous substances.

Couple sues, alleging toxic materials in flooring they purchased

In Ohio and across the United States, companies are required to comply with certain federal safety standards in regard to the products they sell. This includes not only food and medication, but any item with materials or parts that could potentially prove dangerous. To this end, a couple in another state recently filed a lawsuit, claiming that the flooring they purchased contains toxic materials.

NutriBullet involved in product liability suits after explosions

Even if they don't own one, residents of Ohio have most likely at least heard of the kitchen appliance known as the NutriBullet. Touted as being a small but powerful blender useful for making nutritious dishes, the device has become a staple in many health-conscious homes. However, the company that manufactures the device, NutriBullet LLC and several other companies involved with the NutriBullet's sale, manufacture and design are currently involved in a number of product liability suits after several users suffered injuries.

Major auto companies accused in air bag product liability lawsuit

In a massive breach of consumer trust that affected not just residents of Ohio but individuals across the nation, an overseas manufacturer has been selling faulty automobile airbags despite knowing that doing so could -- and did -- result in injury and death. The company, Takata, reached a deal in early 2017 with the U.S. Department of Justice, in which it agreed to pay $1 billion in fines and restitution to accident victims and automakers; Takata entered a guilty plea in the criminal case, hoping to bring the ongoing investigation to a close. However, court documents filed only recently in the civil product liability lawsuit begun in 2015 against Takata now allege that five auto companies may have been more involved and aware than was initially believed.

Product hazards don't threaten just people, but pets, too

People in Cleveland and across Ohio love their pets. There are special bonds that form between owner and companion dog or cat. To the extent it's possible, especially where dogs are concerned, we try to incorporate them into our everyday activities. When it comes to feeding time, however, experts agree that it's wise to draw the line.

Concerned parents file suit over playgrounds' hazardous materials

Over the past decade, the surfaces of many playgrounds in Ohio and across the nation have been outfitted with a material known as "tire crumbs" or "rubber mulch." Made from old tires that have been shredded, the crumbled rubber is springy and was supposed to provide a safer surface to cushion children's falls better than wood chips or gravel. However, a group of parents in another state is now suing a school district, claiming the hazardous materials contain carcinogens that endanger children.

Samsung could potentially face product liability suits for washer

Despite a recall of almost three million washing machines in November 2016, Samsung may still run into legal troubles over the dangerous household appliances. With at least nine reports of injury, including a broken jaw, the company could potentially end up facing one or more product liability suits. There has already been talk of a proposed class action suit against them. Residents of Ohio should be aware of the possible threat these appliances hold.

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