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These blogs are posted on behalf of Hof & Reid LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Contaminated protein bars may bring products liability claims

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Jan 9, 2017 | Blog, Products Liability

When January rolls around, many people in Pennsylvania make resolutions for a better life. In addition to joining a gym or finding a jogging buddy, they may change their diets, lowering their carb intake and increasing the amount of protein. The makers of protein bars and shakes make many promises about the contribution these products […]

Parents may claim products liability from dangerous toys

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Nov 20, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

Long before the holidays arrive, consumers in Pennsylvania begin seeing ads for the latest toys. Even grocery stores often display toys, hoping to gain the last minute holiday shopper or impulse buyer. This is also the time of year when the Consumer Product Safety Commission releases its annual report of dangerous toys. All toys made […]

Exploding e-cigarettes may bring products liability claims

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Oct 15, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

Doctors working in hospitals’ traumatic burn units in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have seen many horrific injuries. Recently, however, these doctors are treating gruesome wounds that are different from any they have previously seen. With the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes, more patients are suffering from burns and other injuries the devices cause, leading some to […]

Samsung faces products liability claims after reported injuries

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Sep 12, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

The Samsung Corporation has voluntarily recalled its 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in Pennsylvania and worldwide. It has already rushed replacement phones to many customers and offered a $25 gift card to customers in the United States who exchange their phones for other Samsung models. Nevertheless, the Consumer Product Safety Commission plans a […]

Products liability: Misclassification of death by medical devices

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Aug 22, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

When someone in Pennsylvania or elsewhere dies after using a medical device, the manufacturer of the device is required to report the death to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, manufacturers know that such reports may negatively impact their ability to market and sell the products. Additionally, reporting that people have died as a […]

Products liability: explosions prompt massive airbag recall

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Aug 6, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

For over a year now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been studying a growing number of reports that Takata airbag inflators are exploding in cars in Pennsylvania and across the country. In fact, products liability claims may be lining up across the world as injuries and deaths are attributed to the faulty airbags. […]

IKEA faces products liability claims from Pennsylvania parents

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Jul 2, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

Following a rash of reports of children who were injured or killed when dressers tipped over and crushed them, IKEA responded by distributing wall anchor kits. Store employees encouraged customers to secure their dressers to the walls. Now facing a lawsuit from parents in Pennsylvania, the international furniture store has recalled 29 million dressers and […]

Products liability laws may evolve to meet 3-D printing process

On behalf of Hof & Reid LLC | Jun 8, 2016 | Blog, Products Liability

The laws of products liability in Pennsylvania may see some reformulation in future years. That is because the 3-D printing phenomenon will be placing more and more products on the market. The technology involves feeding a computer design into a machine that will produce or “print” a consumer product over and over, ready for sale […]

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