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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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered more than 5 million e-cigarette products off the market in an announcement timed to a court-ordered deadline that could determine the future of the vaping industry.
According to a report on Politico.com, the agency delayed its decision on some of the industry’s largest players – Juul, Reynolds American’s Vuse, and NJOY.
But millions of products have now been banned in a major move that has drastically narrowed the e-cigarette market in the United States. …Read the rest »
Shower benches sold at Costco are being recalled after a number of consumers reported suffering injuries when the products collapsed during use.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 70,000 of the Ivena 20-inch teak shower benches, which were exclusively sold at the wholesale club, can potentially collapse during use.
A shower bench collapse accident could pose a fall and injury hazard to the user, creating a serious injury danger. …Read the rest »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told all healthcare facilities to stop using ultrasound gels and lotions from the now-defunct Eco-Med Pharmaceuticals over concerns that it may be contaminated with bacteria.
According to a news report, Eco-Med initiated the recall for its Eco-Gel 200 products after 15 people reported that they had been sickened with a bacterial infection.
The gels have been also been linked to dozens of additional infections and may cause serious side effects in some cases. …Read the rest »
The National Council of Negro Women has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company marketed its talc-based baby powder to Black women amid concerns over the product’s link to ovarian cancer.
According to a USA Today news report, the lawsuit accuses the company of targeting its marketing of talc-based baby powder to Black women despite knowing its link to ovarian cancer.
The lawsuit alleges that an aggressive marketing campaign was carried out, even though several studies had shown that talc-based powders posed a cancer risk when used for feminine hygiene. …Read the rest »
Northern California-based Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 2,500 electric mountain bike battery packs because they could pose a fire hazard.
According to Consumer Affairs, water could penetrate the seal around the LED control pad on the bicycle’s lithium-ion battery pack and cause the battery to short circuit, posing fire and burn injury hazards. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall includes Specialized 1st Generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo battery packs. …Read the rest »
Seven recent child deaths have been linked to infant loungers and nursing pillows made by Boppy, which is a popular manufacturer of nursery products.
This shocking information, from Consumer Reports analysis based on government data, comes nearly one year after a watchdog warning over the safety of lounging pads for infants.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency that oversees the safety of thousands of home goods, warned parents and caregivers never to let infants sleep on lounging pads, which are intended for babies to sit or lie on while they are awake, or on nursing pillows which are meant to make breastfeeding easier. …Read the rest »
Razor USA is recalling about 237,000 Hovertrax 2.0 self-balancing scooters and hoverboards with GLW battery packs because of a fire hazard.
According to a news report, the lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters or hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding.
This recall involves the removable GLW battery packs installed in UL-Listed Hovertrax 2.0 brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017. …Read the rest »
The Dorel Juvenile Group has recalled about 83,000 Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 convertible child car seats because they may not offer sufficient protection to larger children in the event of a crash.
According to Consumer Reports, documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website show that the design of the seats could prove dangerous in the event of an accident.
The documents state that children who weigh 65 pounds or more could suffer a head injury in a crash if the seat is in the forward-facing position and secured using a lap belt without also using the top-tether strap. …Read the rest »
A new product liability lawsuit filed against Future Motion Inc. is alleging that the company failed to address potential defects in its Onewheel device that caused a deadly accident.
According to a news release, the lawsuit was filed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court in Northern California says Future Motion should be held liable for the alleged defects that make the product inherently dangerous.
The plaintiffs say the OneWheel gadget was responsible for the death of a Long Island man and poses a risk to other users. This is just one of a number of lawsuits filed after OneWheel accidents. …Read the rest »