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  • Ikea Balks at Releasing Records Tied to Deadly Dresser RecallAugust 30th, 2016

    Two months after a massive dresser recall prompted by the deaths of six toddlers, Ikea is balking at a Philadelphia judge’s order to turn over internal documents it gave to federal safety regulators. The company missed an Aug. 19 deadline to give the records to lawyers …

  • Feldman Shepherd Attorneys Sue IKEA on Behalf of Bereaved ParentsJune 18th, 2016

    Everyone who owns a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it can be a real pain to assemble. But, tragically, items from the Scandinavian retailer have proven to be dangerous–and in some instances even deadly. Such is the terrible case of Curren Collas, a two-year-old …

  • Alan Feldman and Team are Taking on IKEA in the Death of Toddler Due to Dresser Tip-OverApril 22nd, 2016

      On July 22, 2015, IKEA and the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a safety warning and repair program affecting 27 million units of furniture sold by the Swedish retailer.  The announcement recognized that unless chests and dressers are securely fastened to the wall, they pose …

  • Attorney Alan Feldman Reviews Updates in Product Liability LawApril 1st, 2015

    Philadelphia Product Liability Attorney Alan Feldman reviews precedent in cases involving intended use and bystander laws within the product liability court systems.

  • Critical Products Liability Debate Highlights Supreme Ct. ArgumentsOctober 16th, 2013

    The state Supreme Court is set to hear whether the Restatement (Second) of Torts or the Restatement (Third) of Torts should govern Pennsylvania products liability at oral arguments today in Pittsburgh. Opposing parties in Tincher v. Omega Flex are scheduled to argue whether the “strict liability …

  • Infant Sling Death Lawsuit Ends in $8 Mil. SettlementSeptember 5th, 2013

      The mother of a child who died in a shoulder-sling infant carrier has agreed to settle her lawsuit with the manufacturer of the carrier for $8 million. Anthoinette Medley, the mother of Nelsir Scott, and Infantino LLC, a maker of products for infants and babies, agreed …

  • “The Slip Between the Cup and the Lip”: The FDA’s Lax Regulation of Potentially Harmful ProductsApril 24th, 2013

    Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) is a chemical often used in plastic bottles, most often the durable, reusable Nalgene-style water bottles (though the Nalgene company assures consumers it does not use BPA in any of its products). BPA is used in keeping plastic tough …

  • Man Settles for $7.9 Mil. After Arms Crushed by Baler at WorkApril 22nd, 2013

    A man whose arms were crushed by a cardboard baler while working at Acme has reached a combined $7.9 million settlement with the manufacturer, service technician and replacement part provider of the equipment. The trial in Hedlund v. Marathon Equipment was slated to begin in the …

  • Bumbo Baby Seat: Just One of Many RecallsSeptember 19th, 2012

    The Bumbo® Baby Seat, essentially a large piece of molded green foam, has been the subject of two recalls in the last five years. In 2007, 1 million units were recalled in the United States. Now, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), …