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September 2009 Archives

Fosamax® Lawsuit Ends in Mistrial

Mistrial Declared in First Fosamax® Lawsuit Against Merck September 14, 2009 -- The first trial against Merck over the osteoporosis drug Fosamax® ended in a mistrial Friday, September 11. The jurors had the case since September 2nd and were unable to come to a unanimous decision on whether Fosamax® caused...

Bassinets Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Two More Infant Deaths Cause CPSC to Reissue Recall on Simplicity Convertible Bassinets September 4, 2009 -- After two more deaths related to the Simplicity bassinet 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reissued a recall originally issued on August 28, 2008. The two recent...

Yamaha Rhino Rollover Injuries & Deaths

Yamaha's Rhino UTV--Unstable Design or Unsafe for Consumers? September 2, 2009 -- Since its introduction in 2003, Yamaha's Rhino UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) was an instant hit amongst the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) crowd, selling more than 150,000 units. With side by side seating, a small utility bed and the...