The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has entered into a settlement agreement with a dune buggy manufacturer over claims that the company failed to immediately report to the agency an electric motor defect that resulted in sudden acceleration incidents and injuries to consumers.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that federal courts have the authority to award restitution in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings and that a district court did not err in ordering companies that make and falsely promote weight loss products to disgorge the full proceeds from the products’ sales.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking a permanent injunction to stop a company and an individual from selling lawn darts, which the agency has banned as a hazardous substance because they "present a mechanical hazard and an unreasonable risk of injury to children."
Less than two weeks after POM Wonderful LLC filed a complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that new requirements imposed on food producers making health-related claims exceeded the agency's authority, FTC filed a complaint charging the pomegranate juice maker with "making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent or treat heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction."
Product liability claimants who lost their right to recover from General Motors LLC (GM) when that company's assets were sold in bankruptcy have reportedly filed a notice of their intent to file an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.