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Defective Seatbelts; Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonatas

            Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the seatbelt anchor was not properly fastened and could detach in an accident. Only one injury has been reported at the time of the recall. Hyundai said that they will begin reaching out to affected owners in early April. (more…)

Energizer Batteries Pose Burn Threat; 130,810 XBOX ONE Chargers Recalled

Overheating batteries continue to plague both manufacturers and the consumers who purchase wireless technologies. Defective batteries that power laptops, smartphones, hoverboards, and most recently XBOX ONE video game controllers, have led to millions of products deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. After learning of 24 alleged incidents of their batteries “overheating and deforming […]

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2-Year-Old Ashanti Hughes Becomes First Fatality Connected to a Hoverboard Fire

Last week on March 11th, tragedy struck the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after a charging hoverboard allegedly overheated and sparked a fire that spread throughout a family’s home. The fire, which quickly engulfed the entire house, claimed the life of 2-year old Ashanti Hughes. To make matters worse, Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe, a firefighter on route […]

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RICH NEWSOME NAMED TO FLORIDA’S CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Richard Corcoran, the 100th Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, announced his nine appointments to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission yesterday, including our very own Rich Newsome. Corcoran’s appointments will join the 37-member commission assembled every 20 years, which will convene over the next 12 months. The group is tasked with identifying any necessary modifications […]

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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed A tranquil day at the beach turned into a bloody scramble to find a hospital for several owners of IKEA’s line of MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs. The seats, made from fabric and wood, can allegedly collapse without warning, “posing fall and finger entrapment hazards to consumers.” […]

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HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

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Fire Starter; HP Adds 101k Combustible Panasonic Laptop Batteries to June’s Recall As long as manufacturers continue to rely on lithium-ion to power consumer devices, it appears that Newsome Melton will continue to write about lithium-ion batteries going up in flames. After recalling more than 40,000 last June, HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard), added around 101,000 […]

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E-Cig Explosion; Iowa Man Claims Battery Exploded Inside Mouth [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

Exploding E Cig Battery_Vape Pen Exploded_Andrew Hall Claims Electronic Cigarette Battery Exploded in Mouth, 7 Teeth Knocked Out

Electronic Cigarette Explosion; Iowa Man Claims Battery Exploded Inside Mouth January 14th was a typical morning for Andrew Hall. He claims to have been going through his morning routine, getting ready for work, taking a few puffs on his e-cigarette when BANG! The day became anything but typical. At that moment Hall alleges that his […]

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler Seven consumers from four states (NY, NJ, OH, MI) have collectively filed a putative class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over an alleged defect in some of their vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The suit, filed in the United States […]

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Product Safety Recall Roundup: January 23, 2017 | NewsomeLaw.com

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Recall Roundup: January 23, 2017   Sophie the Giraffe’s Mold Concerns   For the past 55 years Sophie the Giraffe, a toy made for babies and young children, has been manufactured in France. The popular teething toy has garnered national headlines in 2017 for all the wrong reasons after a mother cut one open and found […]

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