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Update: Toyota Class Action Lawsuit

On August 2nd, the Plaintiffs in a proposed class action filed an amended complaint alleging Toyota vehicle defects caused sudden and unintended acceleration problems. (In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practice, and Products Liability Litigation, C.D. Cal., No. 8:10ML151) The complaint alleges...

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Canada Introduces Product Safety Legislation

On June 9th, Canada introduced the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (bill C-36) in the House of Commons. The bill would modernize Canada’s 40 year-old existing consumer product laws and would give the government more oversight and enforcement power. Bill C-36 amends the schedule of...

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Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010

Proposed legislation titled the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (CPSEA), which is sponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), is currently being debated in the House of Representatives. The CPSEA, if passed, would amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and...

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Chinese Drywall Prompts CPSC Guidance

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received over 3,000 reports from homeowners in 37 states who believe they have problem drywall in their homes. The drywall, which has all come from Chinese manufacturers, has been linked to health problems and corrosion of certain metal components,...

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Toyota Faces Class Action Lawsuits

There has been a great deal of attention about Toyota’s recent recalls. Toyota’s sales fell 16% in January alone and Toyota’s executives have apologized and appeared before Congress. Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles for ill-fitting floor mats, sticking gas pedals and braking flaws. Toyota...