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Category: Defective Products

Defective Products - Bisnar Chase Blog

Manufacturers have a responsibility to create products that are safe to use and do not incur the potential for injury under normal use. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has represented many clients against product manufacturers when their products have malfunctioned, exploded, or otherwise have created a dangerous situation, injuring the user. We provide information here about defective products that have been recalled so that our readers can be kept safe and can be aware of dangerous products that they may use on a daily basis.

New Evidence Shows More Infant Deaths Were Linked to Inclined Sleepers

By Brian Chase on March 27, 2020 - No comments

New Evidence Shows More Infant Deaths Were Linked to Inclined Sleepers

At least 19 additional deaths have been linked to the Fisher-Price Rock’n Play Sleeper, a new Consumer Reports analysis of lawsuits, government records and interviews with parents has found. The publication says the death toll for all inclined sleepers is now up to at least 92 from 73, which was the total released in October by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency tasked with overseeing product safety. Both the CPSC and lawmakers in Congress have proposed a ban on all infant inclined sleepers that position infants at an angle between 10 and 30 degrees. …Read the rest »

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Boyer Recalls Chemicals Used to Make Soap After Child Sustains Burn Injuries

By Brian Chase on March 20, 2020 - No comments

Boyer Recalls Chemicals Used to Make Soap After Child Sustains Burn Injuries

Boyer has recalled nearly 33,000 bottles of chemicals used to make soap because of the lack of childproof caps, which could result in chemical burns. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the products contain sodium hydroxide and/or potassium hydroxide, which are used for making lye soap or clearing drains. …Read the rest »

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Boston Scientific Settles Transvaginal Mesh Case for $21.5 Million

By Brian Chase on March 16, 2020 - No comments

Boston Scientific Settles Transvaginal Mesh Case for $21.5 Million

Boston Scientific has agreed to settle a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit that was brought by women in Canada for $21.5 million. According to news reports, the proposed settlement involves about 325 women whose share of the settlement money will depend on the severity of their medical issues. A final approval of the settlement is expected in June. …Read the rest »

 

Homestar Recalls 3-Drawer Dressers for Tip-Over Hazard

By Brian Chase on March 13, 2020 - No comments

Homestar Recalls 3-Drawer Dressers for Tip-Over Hazard

Homestar North America has recalled 33,000 Finch 3-drawer dressers because they pose a tip-over hazard that poses a risk of serious injury, entrapment or death for children. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), no injuries were reported as a result of these products, but the recalled dressers can be unstable if they are not anchored to the wall. The model number and “Homestar North America” are printed on a label on the back of the dressers. …Read the rest »

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Congressional Committee Asks Graco and Chicco to Consider Recalling Inclined Sleepers

By Brian Chase on March 12, 2020 - No comments

New Evidence Shows More Infant Deaths Were Linked to Inclined Sleepers

A House Representatives committee is asking children’s products manufacturers Graco and Chicco to consider recalling their popular baby products citing dozens of infant deaths that have been linked to infant sleepers. According to a report on USA Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who is chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has requested information on the design and safety of Chicco’s Lullaby Playards and Graco’s Care Station Playard products, which include an inclined sleeper component. …Read the rest »

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Backpack Leaf Blowers Recalled for Injury Hazard

By Brian Chase on March 9, 2020 - No comments

Backpack Leaf Blowers Recalled for Injury Hazard

Echo Inc. has recalled 67,000 ECHO and Shindaiwa backpack leaf blowers and 6,600 replacements straps because they can cause potentially serious injuries. According to a notice in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the leaf blowers were recalled because the shoulder straps, plastic buckles, or the anti-static ground wire can get sucked into the blower fan and fan housing. This may result in plastic shrapnel shooting out of the machine posing laceration and impact hazards. …Read the rest »

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Loophole in the Law Allows Teens to Use Puff Bars or Disposable Vaping Products

By Brian Chase on March 6, 2020 - No comments

Loophole in the Law Allows Teens to Use Puff Bars or Disposable Vaping Products

Disposable vapes are the hot items on school campuses and have replaced Juuls, researchers say. According to an NPR news report, efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seems to be lagging just a bit. By the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October 2019, many teens had moved on an array of newer products known as Puff Bars. …Read the rest »

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Ikea Recalls 820,000 Dressers That Could Tip Over and Crush Young Children

By Brian Chase on March 5, 2020 - No comments

Ikea Recalls 820,000 Dressers That Could Tip Over and Crush Young Children

Ikea is recalling 820,000 dressers, which are at risk of tipping over and crushing small children, adding to the 17.3 million dressers recalled by the furniture retail giant in 2016. According to USA Today news report, this new recall announced by Ikea and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is for the company’s three-drawer Kullen dresser. …Read the rest »

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Six Women Sue Allergan Alleging Cover-Up of Breast Implant Cancer Risk

By Brian Chase on March 3, 2020 - No comments

Six Women Sue Allergan Alleging Cover-Up of Breast Implant Cancer Risk

Six women who received breast implants linked to a rare form of cancer are suing Allergan for failing to warn the public about the health risks posed by these implants. According to a report on Northjersey.com, the lawsuits allege that Allergan downplayed the dangers associated with its Biocell brand textured breast implants after learning that it was linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma, an immune system cancer that is commonly found in the scar tissue and fluid near an implant. …Read the rest »

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Study Says FDA Should Have Banned Pelvic Mesh Much Sooner

By Brian Chase on March 3, 2020 - No comments

Study Says FDA Should Have Banned Pelvic Mesh Much Sooner

Researchers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who conducted a long-term study of women implanted with transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) concluded that the FDA should have banned the products sooner than it did. According to a report on Mass Device, the study of 54,194 women in New York State revealed that women treated with mesh had an 8.8% risk of re-intervention five years post-surgery compared with 6.3% in the same size group of women treated differently for the same condition. …Read the rest »

 



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