Product Liability Insurance

Batches of Stella Artois Cidre recalled after bottle explodes
October 8, 2011

The makers of Stella Artois Cidre, a relatively new product on the market, have been forced to recall three batches after two customers complained that a bottle had exploded and caused them to sustain minor injuries. Tests were carried out […]

Harley Davidson product liability lawsuit to go ahead
August 17, 2011

A new ruling by a federal court judge has denied Harley Davidson’s motion to dismiss overheating claims by Harley bikers, meaning that the class action product liability lawsuit against the biking firm can now go ahead. The complaint, filed by […]

Romford company fined over faulty heaters
June 17, 2011

A company based in the northeast London town of Romford is facing a £1,000 fine after it was found to be selling faulty electric heaters which could have caused injuries or property damage. London Europe Ltd, which trades as Home […]

HP recalls “exploding” laptop batteries for third year in a row
June 6, 2011

For the third year in a row, the information technology corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been forced to recall hundreds of thousands of its lithium-ion laptop batteries after reports that some of them exploded and injured users. According to the US […]

Could Nintendo face a product liability lawsuit over 3DS ‘sickness’?
April 15, 2011

There has been much controversy recently following allegations that the Nintendo 3DS, the games makers brand new 3D handheld console, is making people feel sick and uncomfortable. According to reports published in The Daily Mail, The Sun and many other […]

Lasko Products recalls box fans following fires
March 28, 2011

The US home appliance manufacturer Lasko Products Inc has reportedly issued a recall for around 4.8 million box fans after a number of fire incidents were reported. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the motors in the […]

Skechers embroiled in product liability lawsuit over Shape Up shoes
February 25, 2011

The American shoe company Skechers is reportedly being sued by a waitress from Ohio who claims she sustained injuries from wearing the brand’s toning shoes. The product liability lawsuit centres on the Skechers Shape Up shoes, which are heavily endorsed […]

Apple iPad overheating lawsuit dismissed in US court
February 24, 2011

A class-action lawsuit alleging that the Apple iPad has overheating problems when used in warm weather has been dismissed by a US District Court judge. The lawsuit was submitted in July 2010 by three plaintiffs – Claudia Keller, Jacob Balthazar […]

Disney sued by family of child burned by hot nacho cheese
February 14, 2011

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is reportedly to be sued by the family of a four-year-old boy who was burned by hot nacho cheese at one of the corporation’s restaurants. According to the lawsuit, the Californian family were dining at […]

HP settles product liability lawsuit for equivalent of $5 million
November 26, 2010

According to reports, printer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) has settled a product liability lawsuit in the US for the equivalent of $5 million. The case – technically made up of three separate lawsuits – centres on faults found in thousands of […]

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