Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on American airline flights

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are no longer allowed aboard airplanes. Specifically, the ban applies to passenger or cargo aircraft flying within, from, and to the United States. The announcement came from the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, October 14.

The Department of Transportation said, “Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident. Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines.” The FAA also informed airlines and an industry trade group of the new policy on Friday.

Apparently, Samsung Electronics America spokeswoman SungIn Cho welcomed the new policy. According to her, “We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers.”

The ban coincides with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s announcement of a recall on Thursday, October 13. At the time, they had 93 reports of overheating batteries in the country.

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Samsung washing machines liable to explode in the United States

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Wednesday, September 28 about Samsung washing machines. Specifically, the machines are prone to explosion, especially units manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.

Samsung is advising consumers to use a lower speed delicate cycle when washing water-resistant and bulky materials. Apparently, no explosion incidents occurred when using these cycles. The company clarified that models outside North America did not explode.

In a statement, Samsung said they are cooperating with the proper authorities. They noted, “We are in active discussions with the [Consumer Product Safety Commission] to address safety issues. In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage.”

One of the people who sued Samsung, 32-year-old Melissa Thaxton, said she could never forget what happened on the morning of April 8, 2016. “It was the loudest sound. It sounded like a bomb went off in my ear. Nuts and wires were everywhere. [The washing machine’s] cover was on the floor.”

Sustaining injuries in an accident is difficult. However, if you are hurt in an accident, a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. can represent you. Request a free consultation from one of the members of our legal team by calling our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

Antibacterial soap ingredients banned by FDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration ordered a ban of 19 chemicals used as active ingredients in antibacterial soap, as well as hand and body wash.  On September 2, the FDA noted that companies have a year to take out these ingredients from their products. They banned nineteen chemicals as a result of this action.

Several companies have already done away with triclosan. Instead, they use one of three other chemicals – benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, or chloroxylenol – as active ingredients in their antibacterial products. However, some companies are not budging. For instance, Dial’s “All Day Freshness” antibacterial soap, contains triclocarban as an active ingredient.

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A Short Overview of Product Liability Law by Providence Injury Lawyer

A Short Overview of Product Liability Law by Providence Injury LawyerIn the United States, defective or dangerous products cause thousands of people to incur injuries each year. You may have a defective product liability claim if you have been injured while using a product. If the product is not defective and you were injured while using the product you will not have legal grounds.

There are three types of lawsuits that can be filed under product liability law:

• Negligence
• Strict Liability
• Breach of Warranty

You must meet the following criteria in order to file a claim. You need to prove that the product that caused the injury was defective, this is called Defect. You have to prove that you were actually injured because of the product defect, this is called Causation. You have to prove that you sustained an injury because of a product defect, this is called Injury. The company that sold or manufactured the product had a duty to make or sell a safe product, this is called Duty – Duty is assumed in product liability cases.

In order to file a negligence case you have to prove defect, causation, injury and duty. You also have to prove that the companies that manufactured and sold the product were aware of the defect or should have been aware of the defect.

A strict liability case states that the manufacturer created an unreasonably dangerous product, in this situation you do not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, nor do you have to prove that there was a design defect or manufacturing defect.

Breach of Warranty is when the manufacturer warrants characteristics of the product and the failure of the characteristics causes your injury.

There are three types of product defects. If you understand the differences between the types of defects, you’ll have a better understanding as to whether or not you have a product liability claim.

Manufacturing Defect:

• Defects occurred in the manufacture of assembly of the product.
• Product’s manufacture or assembly.
• Present in a product from the beginning, even before it is manufactured, in that something in the design of the product is inherently unsafe.

Design Defect: Something in the design of the product makes it unsafe.

Failure to Warn: Instructions fail to warn of possible hazards.
Knowing whether or not your defective product claim includes all of the basic elements required in Rhode Island may be tricky. You should consult with a Providence Injury Lawyer who has experience with product liability law.

Legal Product Liability Representation in Providence, Rhode Island

For experienced legal advocacy in a defective product case in Rhode Island, contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. in Providence as soon after the accident as possible. With more than 40 years of personal injury law experience, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. is one of New England’s premier product liability firms, with a stellar record of millions of dollars in total recoveries for thousands of satisfied clients.

Call the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. at 401.751.8855 today to arrange a free consultation with one of our highly experienced attorneys to learn everything you need to know about asserting your legal right to compensation for your damages. Time to file your claim is limited by state law, so make that call today.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Tuesday, September 1, 2020