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2009 | Page 2 of 3 | California Personal Injury Blog

Bisnar Chase Helps Open OC Super Fair With 5K Run

By Brian Chase on July 28, 2009 - No comments

The Bisnar Chase family recently helped kick off the Orange County Super Fair’s initial 5K run with as many as 43 employees, relatives and friends of the firm lacing up their running shoes for a good cause last Sunday. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Defective Tire Recall: Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FR 380 Tires

By Brian Chase on July 1, 2009 - No comments

Bridgestone/Firestone is issuing a defective product recall for about 127,000 Firestone FR 380 tires because it could lead to vibration and groove cracking, tire tread separation and loss of vehicle control. According to a news report in, the tires in the size P235/75R15 were manufactured from September 9, 2007 through July 2, 2008. The tires may deteriorate with continued use. Bridgestone will notify owners and replace these recalled tires free of charge. The company will also mount and balance the replacement tires at no charge. Consumers who have more questions about this defective product recall are asked to contact Bridgestone/Firestone at 1-800-465-1904. Consumers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236.

Tire defects, whether in passenger cars, motorcycles or other vehicles, can have devastating consequences. Whether the defect is related to tire pressure or tire tread separation, when a car’s tire fails, the driver has very little control over his or her vehicle. Even an experienced driver will not be able to control his or her car if the tire failure occurs suddenly – especially if it happens at freeway speeds. Such auto products liability issues can also cause rollover car accidents, which could result in catastrophic injuries or even death. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Product Recall: Defective Nailer Product

By Brian Chase on June 26, 2009 - No comments

DEWALT is has issued a product recall on about 9,000 defective framing nailers that could cause serious injury to consumers. According to, the bump action trigger on the framing nailers could have been incorrectly assembled during production, which would allow the nailer to eject a fastener unexpectedly or cause the trigger lock-off not to function. This defective product apparently has the potential to cause serious injuries to users or bystanders.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using DEWALT Clipped Head Framing Nailers with model number D51825, and DEWALT Full Round Head Framing Nailers with model number D51850, which were sold throughout the United States between January 2008 and September 2008 for approximately $280.

In August 2008, DEWALT recalled about 14,000 nail guns that ejected nails even when the lock-off was in the locked position. Owners of these recalled nailers have been asked to contact the company for instructions on receiving a free replacement bump action trigger. Those seeking more information may call DEWALT at 1-877-437-7181 or visit their Web site at …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Defective Coffeemakers Recalled for Burn Hazard

By Brian Chase on June 24, 2009 - No comments

Applica Consumer Products Inc. is recalling 584,000 Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers because of a serious burn hazard. According to a consumer alert released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Applica Consumer Products issued a voluntary product recall for these defective coffee makers because its brew basket can shift out of alignment allowing hot water to overflow. This poses the risk of serious burn injuries and scalding to consumers. So far, the company has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and burning consumers. There were 10 reports of consumers suffering second-degree burns. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2009 - No comments

The severe traumatic brain injury treatment can include Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment. This treatment, administered by both emergency rescue personnel and hospital staff, is designed to stabilize the patient, and to stop the progression of damage to the brain. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be needed while the patient is being taken to the hospital. Emergency rescuers may also have to unblock airways, aid breathing, and keep blood circulating.

Posted in: Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2009 - No comments

When the accident results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the process still begins with a trip to the emergency room. This is followed by time in the intensive care unit before the patient is considered stable enough to be transferred to a regular hospital bed. With milder forms of TBI, the bruising of the brain can heal, and either the brain cells can regain their function or other brain cells can take over for cells irreversibly damaged.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Product Liability Found In Defective Strollers Recalled for Brake Failure

By Brian Chase on June 3, 2009 - No comments

Many defective product attorneys have received word of product liability found in recalled strollers. The company Bugaboo is recalling about 22,500 defective strollers because of possible stroller brake failures. According to a news report in, Bugaboo has already received 121 reports of brakes failing in its Bee brand strollers. However, so far, no personal injuries have been reported as a result of this product defect. Bugaboo Bee strollers have the item code “580210” on a label on the back of the seat and the item code “50100” on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were apparently sold in various colors including blue, khaki, pink, red, yellow and black. The strollers, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at children’s product retailers nationwide and online between August 2007 and April 2009 for about $530.

Those who own or use these recalled stroller product are asked to stop using them immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. For more information, please call the company at 1-800-460-2922. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Defective Trampoline Products Recalled for Fall Hazard

By Brian Chase on May 27, 2009 - No comments

Skywalker Holdings has recalled 60,000 defective trampoline products because the enclosure can fail resulting in a fall hazard and serious personal injuries. According to news article in Consumer Reports, the company has received at least 250 reports of support straps that connect the top of the enclosure to the poles, breaking. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officials say that so far no injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of these product defects.

This product recall includes a 13-foot square trampoline and enclosure combination, which has blue spring pads, a black net enclosure and a jumping mat. The name “Skywalker Holdings” is printed on a label located under the jumping mat. These defective trampolines were made in China and sold at specialty stores and major retailers nationwide and online from January 2007 through February 2009 for between $400 and $600. If you own one of these defective products and have questions, please stop using it immediately and call 1-866-603-5867 for a free repair kit. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Product Liability Found In Defective Coffee and Tea

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2009 - No comments

Recent reports have pointed to serous product liability on a coffee and tea brewer. Bunn-O-Matic is recalling about 35,600 single cup pod coffee and tea brewers because the pod drawer of the brewer can open unexpectedly during a brew cycle, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. According to a report in, Bunn-O-Matic has so far received 10 reports of the drawer opening unexpectedly, including one report of burn injuries.

This product defect recall apparently involves Bunn Single Pod Brewers. The models included in this defective product recall are MCP and MCA. The pod brewers have a black body with stainless backsplash and measure 12 inches high by 8 inches wide. The brand name “Bunn” is printed on the front and lights up when the pod brewer is on. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Defective Tires Due To Aging Has Become A Problem for AB 496

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2009 - No comments

The problem with old and aging defective tires is that they can look just as good as new. You would never know the difference until rubber meets the road. Older tires are prone to tire tread separation and tire failure and even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared “tire aging” a serious issue. About 85 percent of tire-related car accidents involve tires that were at least six years old, according to the federal agency.

Now AB 496 by Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) is requiring tire dealers to disclose the age of the tire before selling it. We have expiry dates on almost every food product we consume — from milk and beer to baby food. Why shouldn’t tires be included? The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) is lobbying to get this bill passed and I’m 100 percent behind them. There is no question that letting consumers know how old a tire is and creating awareness about the danger of old and defective tires, will save numerous lives. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

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