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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 York California and Michigan Declare War Against Vaping Products

By Brian Chase on September 19, 2019 - No comments

New York California and Michigan Declare War Against Vaping Products

In the midst of what has turned out to be a public health crisis linked to vaping, states such as New York, California and Michigan are taking action including banning flavored liquids used in vaping. Nationwide, we’ve seen a spate of lung illnesses and at least six deaths linked to vaping. On Sept. 4, Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an order banning flavored liquids used in vaping. …Read the rest »

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Report Finds Many Companies That Recall Children’s Products Do Little to Alert Consumers

By Brian Chase on September 16, 2019 - No comments

Report Finds Many Companies That Recall Children's Products Do Little to Alert Consumers

A new report from the nonprofit advocacy group Kids in Danger has found that many companies that recall children’s products don’t post the recall information online, especially on their social media sites that are extensively used to market these products. According to a news report on Salon.com, on May 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of defectively designed strollers by Jané Muum that allowed children to get their heads stuck between the opening of an armrest and the seat bottom, posing a strangulation hazard. …Read the rest »

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FDA Warns Zantac Has Cancer Causing Chemical

By Brian Chase on September 16, 2019 - 2 comments

FDA Warns Zantac Has Cancer Causing Chemical

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said they are investigating low levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in the popular heartburn medication Zantac and related generic drugs. According to a CBS News report, FDA officials said in a public statement that they have detected a probable cancer-causing chemical in ranitidine, the generic medication sold as both prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat stomach acid and ulcers. The federal agency said the carcinogenic ingredient is a type called nitrosamine called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. …Read the rest »

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Trump Administration Proposes Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

By Brian Chase on September 13, 2019 - No comments

Trump Administration Proposes Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Trump Administration has said it would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes at a time when hundreds of people nationwide have been hospitalized with mysterious lung illnesses, and as teen vaping continues to rise. According to a report in The New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would outline a plan in the coming weeks to remove flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods from the market, including tobacco flavors. This ban would include such flavors as mint and menthol. …Read the rest »

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Basketball Ball Player Files Lawsuit Claiming Injuries from Exploding Battery Ended His Career

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

Basketball Ball Player Files Lawsuit Claiming Injuries from Exploding Battery Ended His Career

A man filed a personal injury lawsuit against LG claiming that injuries he suffered from an exploding phone battery have ended his basketball career. According to news reports, the man says he was holding an LG K20 Plus phone in his right hand in May 2019 when it suddenly exploded and caused serious and permanent injuries. He says he has suffered electrical burns, swelling of the muscles, nerve damage, chemical burns and an inability to fully extend his fingers. LG is investigating the incident, but has not determined what caused the explosion. …Read the rest »

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New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

Alcohol has become a major factor in the increase of electric scooter injuries as the popular motorized scooters surge in popularity, especially in cities, across the country. According to a Today.com news report, a new study published in Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open found that out of 103 patients who were treated at three trauma centers for e-scooter-related injuries, 79 percent were tested for alcohol. Roughly 48 percent of that group was found to have a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent, which is the legal limit for drivers in California and most other states. …Read the rest »

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Two Los Angeles Women File Lawsuits Against Allergan Over Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

By Brian Chase on September 3, 2019 - 2 comments

Los Angeles Woman File Lawsuits Against Allergan Over Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Two women have filed lawsuits in Los Angeles against medical device maker Allergan over its Biocell textured breast implants that have been linked to cancer. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the complaints brought by Hilary Corts and Cari Dietzel allege that Allergan spent decades neglecting to properly advise consumers about the risks linked to the implants and concealed or misrepresented other dangers. Allergan has sold these implants all around the world and the products have been implanted in women both for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. …Read the rest »

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Whirlpool Recalls Glass Cooktops That Could Turn Themselves On

By Brian Chase on August 30, 2019 - No comments

Whirlpool Recalls Glass Cooktops That Could Turn Themselves On

Whirlpool has issued a product defect recall for about 26,300 glass cooktops because they could turn themselves on. According to a CNN news report, the cooktops were sold under Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Jenn Air brands. The cooktops could pose a fire and burn hazard, but the recall notice does not explain how the cooktops are able to turn themselves on. The glass cooktops were manufactured from December 2016 through July 2019 and sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy and other stores from March 2017 through August 2019. …Read the rest »

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Millions of Contigo Water Bottles Recalled for Choking Hazards

By Brian Chase on August 30, 2019 - No comments

Millions of Contigo Water Bottles Recalled for Choking Hazards

About 5.7 million Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled for a silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children. According to a CNN news report, the Chicago-based company has received 149 complaints so far including 18 incidents where the spout was discovered in a child’s mouth. No injuries have been reported as a result of these product defects. …Read the rest »

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First Vaping Death Reported by U.S. Health Officials

By Brian Chase on August 26, 2019 - No comments

First Vaping Death Reported by U.S. Health Officials

A patient in Illinois is the first to die of a lung illness that has been linked to e-cigarette use and vaping, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to a report in The New York Times, the death occurred as doctors and hospitals across the country are reporting an increased number of vaping-related respiratory illnesses this summer. So far, 193 cases have been reported in 22 states including California. …Read the rest »

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