Class Action Investigations

Class Action Investigations

Consumer complaints under attorney investigation; no lawsuits filed yet. When certain consumer complaints affect a larger number of individuals, an attorney may begin a class action investigation. The number of people affected in order to begin an investigation can and will vary depending on the nature of the product in question and the complaint involved. For example, a serious auto defect can lead to a loss of many lives and prompt a class action investigation based on a small number of complaints; a mislabeled food product might be recalled but not result in actual injury to anyone and, therefore, not prompt a class action investigation. If an attorney determines there is cause for legal action, a class action investigation can lead to a class action lawsuit being filed.

  • Injuries Prompt Recall of Little Tikes Toddler Swings
    Injuries Prompt Recall of Little Tikes Toddler Swings
    February 27 2017

    Washington, DC:About 540,000 Little Tikes™ 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings are being recalled because the plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. Little Tikes has received about 140 reports of the swing breaking...

  • FDA Warns of Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions with Certain Skin Antiseptic Products
    FDA Warns of Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions with Certain Skin Antiseptic Products
    February 2 2017

    Washington, DC: Reports of hospitalization and death prompt the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning about rare but serious allergic reactions associated with the use of popular skin antiseptic products containing...

  • FDA Class 1 Recall Issued for Bard’s Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath
    FDA Class 1 Recall Issued for Bard’s Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath
    February 1 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. and the US Food and Drug Administration have issued a Class 1 recall for 101 of Bard’s Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath. The recall was prompted due to reports that the sheath body may separate...

  • Injury and Death Prompt  FDA Warning for Implantable Infusion Pumps
    Injury and Death Prompt FDA Warning for Implantable Infusion Pumps
    January 11 2017

    Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious adverse events, including patient injury and death, associated with the use of implantable infusion pumps in the MR environment. These reports describe...

  • Federal Investigation Launched into Fiat Chrysler Roll Away Incidents
    Federal Investigation Launched into Fiat Chrysler Roll Away Incidents
    January 2 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an investigation into reports that certain Fiat Chrysler vehicles “rolling away” while the vehicle transmissions are in park. The investigation will...

  • Joyride Children's Scooters Recalled Following Report of Injury
    Joyride Children's Scooters Recalled Following Report of Injury
    December 29 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: About 520 Joyrider three-wheeled scooters are being recalled due to an alleged defect that causes the front wheels of the scooter to detach when riding, posing a fall hazard. The company that makes the scooters, Glopo Inc, South...

  • Defective Chinese Tires Causing Injury and Death, but No Recall
    Defective Chinese Tires Causing Injury and Death, but No Recall
    December 22 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Defective tires made in China are the subject of numerous defective product lawsuits, filed by people who allege that, having purchased the tires, they are unsafe and have resulted in personal injury and wrongful death...

  • JC Penny Accused of False Sales Prices
    JC Penny Accused of False Sales Prices
    December 19 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: J.C. Penney is facing allegations of consumer fraud over fraudulent sales prices. Attorneys for the City of Los Angeles allege the retailer engages in "false reference pricing" by advertising that their merchandise previously sold...

  • Kohl's Accused of Consumer Fraud over Alleged Sales Prices
    Kohl's Accused of Consumer Fraud over Alleged Sales Prices
    December 15 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Kohl's is facing a allegations of consumer fraud over fraudulent sales prices. Attorneys for the City of Los Angeles allege the retailer engages in "false reference pricing" by advertising that their merchandise previously sold at...

  • Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Due To Risk of Injury
    Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Due To Risk of Injury
    December 14 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Cuisinart is recalling about 8 million (in addition, about 300,000 were sold in Canada) food processors following reports of injury. The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade...