Class Action

Toy Safety: Smart Shopping Can Protect Your Children from Dangerous, Unsafe Products

The holidays bring a new collection of toys into South Florida’s homes each season, and it is vital for parents to ensure that these toys are safe for our children. In the last year, more than 250,000 children went to … Continue reading

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Wrigley Gum Company Settles Class Action Lawsuit for Deceptive Advertising

Members of a national class action lawsuit against chewing gum manufacturer Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. are now eligible to receive their claims as the $6 million settlement has been approved. The initial settlement was reached this summer, but approval by … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Prescription Painkiller Drugs Banned by FDA; Linked to Heart Rhythm Abnormalities

Two commonly prescribed painkiller drugs, Darvon and Darvocet, have been banned by the Food and Drug Administration and will no longer be available in the U.S. The key ingredient in the drugs, propoxyphene, is shown is be linked to serious … Continue reading

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Cancer Causing Metal Found in Toys in the U.S.

By: Allison Lane Cadmium, a toxic metal and carcinogenic, was recently found in a high volume of toys imported from China.  This metal has been found in children’s inexpensive jewelry, charms and pendants across the United States.  Stores such as Walmart, … Continue reading

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Mattel Settles Landmark Class Action Lawsuit for Estimated $50 Million for Toys Tainted with Lead; Settlement to Include Quality Assurance Program to Ensure Product Safety

Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel settled a 2007 class action lawsuit on Tuesday for 17 million recalled toys – the largest recall of children’s toys to date. Attorneys with the Florida-based class action law firm of Balkan & Patterson … Continue reading

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Hidden Toy Hazards Can Put Children at Risk

An onslaught of product recalls in the past year has drawn international attention to the fact that many of the products we use in our homes and purchase for our families are not always safe. The toys our children play … Continue reading

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Michigan Class Action Called Landmark Settlement for Autism Treatment

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan has agreed to settle a class action case with about 100 families for a total of $1 million to reimburse expenses they paid for autism testing and treatment. It has been an ongoing … Continue reading

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