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April 2014 Archives

Defective steering mechanism leads to recall of golf cars

Now that winter's long, cold grip on Minnesota has loosened, many people in the Twin Cities can't wait to get out to a golf course. Many of them will be riding around the links on a powered golf car, but they may want to first check the car's make and model.

Jury returns $9 billion punitive damage verdict in products case

A pharmaceutical company has been ordered to pay $6 billion of a $9 billion verdict in punitive damages for marketing a drug that was claimed to have carcinogenic effects.  The two companies named in the lawsuit must also pay the injured individual, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer, $1.475 million in compensatory damages.

Chicken nuggets cause consumer injuries - company recalls

Parents generally want what is best for their kids. They try to buy all the right products to keep them safe, and feed them all right foods to help them stay healthy. However, when companies are not careful about what they are doing, parents can only go so far to protect their children.

CPSC recalls gas fireplace products made in Lakefield, Minnesota

Minnesotans who use gas fireplaces may want to check which model has been installed. There have been reports of two injuries and nine explosions in connection with gas fireplaces and fireplace parts made by a company in Lakefield.