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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.

Defect Causes Pressure Cooker Explosions Resulting in Severe Scalding Injuries

By Brian Chase on January 17, 2020 - No comments

Defect Causes Pressure Cooker Explosions Resulting in Severe Scalding Injuries

A manufacturing defect causes the Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker to unexpectedly spray its scalding contents to explode and burn users, a federal lawsuit filed this week says. According to a news report in the Sun-Sentinel, the lawsuit, which seeks a class action status, says the appliances were built with a defective pressure release valve that inaccurately indicates that pressure built up during the cooking process has escaped and that the cooker is safe to open. …Read the rest »

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Dangerous Dresser That Could Tip Over Has Yet to Be Recalled

By Brian Chase on January 17, 2020 - No comments

Dangerous Dresser That Could Tip Over Has Yet to Be Recalled

Safety advocates are raising serious concerns about yet another piece of furniture sold by major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Amazon and Home Depot. According to a Fox13 news report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the dresser made by Hodedah is not stable and is at risk of tipping over and seriously injuring a child. …Read the rest »

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Women Say Allergan is Using Dirty Tricks to Ward Off Liability

By Brian Chase on January 10, 2020 - No comments

Women Say Allergan is Using Dirty Tricks to Ward Off Liability

A group of women who have had their recalled Allergan textured breast implants removed are saying that the company is trying to trick them and others into releasing the company from liability. According to a report on MassDevice.com, Allergan sent a recall letter to patients offering to replace the textured implants with non-textured ones at no cost. …Read the rest »

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Ikea Agrees to Pay $46 Million to Parents of Toddler Crushed to Death by Faulty Dresser

By Brian Chase on January 8, 2020 - No comments

Ikea Agrees to Pay $46 Million to Parents of Toddler Crushed to Death by Faulty Dresser

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has agreed to pay a $46-million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a toddler in California who was crushed to death by a popular dresser model that was recalled after at least five other children were tragically killed. According to a CNN report, Ikea reached a $50 million settlement with three other families whose children were killed after the dresser topped over and crushed them. …Read the rest »

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Mavidon Recalls All Medical Products After Baby Contracts Bacterial Infection

By Brian Chase on January 3, 2020 - No comments

Mavidon Recalls All Medical Products After Baby Contracts Bacterial Infection

Mavidon, a medical device manufacturer that specializes in products for the application of electrode leads and therapy products, has recalled a number of its products for potential bacterial contamination. According to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company is notifying customers, hospitals and clinics to stop using Lemon Prep, Pedia Prep, Wave Prep, Cardio Prep Single use cups, Collodions, Collodion Remover, Medical Adhesive Remover, Acetone, and all products manufactured by Mavidon right away due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia (B.cepacia). …Read the rest »

 

Woman Suffers Burn Injuries After Vaping Device Explodes in Backpack

By Brian Chase on January 2, 2020 - No comments

Woman Suffers Burn Injuries After Vaping Device Explodes in Backpack

A woman suffered burn injuries over about 20% of her body after a vape device exploded in her backpack at a Yucaipa Rite Aid store. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred on the evening of Dec. 31 at the store in the 34400 block of Yucaipa Boulevard. Fire officials said they got multiple reports of a “female on fire” at the store. While responding to the incident, fire officials said they got updated information that the fire was caused by an e-cigarette that exploded in the woman’s backpack. …Read the rest »

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Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

By Brian Chase on December 30, 2019 - No comments

Korean Patient Develops Rare Cancer After Receiving Allergan Textured Breast Implants

A Korean woman who developed a rare type of cancer after receiving Allergan’s textured breast implants is suing the manufacturer and its management in the United States. According to a news report, the female patient in her 40s received breast augmentation surgery seven years ago. Recently, she had severe swelling in one breast and visited a plastic surgery clinic. She was diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in August. This woman was reportedly the first case of BIA-ALCL in Korea. …Read the rest »

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Woman Goes into Coma After Using Skin Cream Containing Toxic Form of Mercury

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Woman Goes into Coma After Using Skin Cream Containing Toxic Form of Mercury

A 47-year-old Sacramento woman was poisoned by a skin-lightening cream, which rendered her comatose. According to a CNN news report, this is the first case of methylmercury poisoning linked to a skin cream in the United States. In July, the woman reportedly visited a doctor for an odd pricking sensation and arm weakness. …Read the rest »

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Oregon’s Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

By Brian Chase on December 23, 2019 - No comments

Oregon's Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for alleged deceptive marketing of its transvaginal mesh devices. According to a news report, the suit also names J&J’s subsidiary Ethicon Inc. Rosenblum alleges the companies deceptively marketed the surgical mesh devices by failing to disclose dangerous complications. So far, at least 3,700 Oregon women have had the devices implanted without enough information about their risk and benefits, the lawsuit states. …Read the rest »

 

GE Recalls Infant Incubators for Fall Hazard

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

GE Recalls Infant Incubators for Fall Hazard

GE Healthcare has issued a recall for its Giraffe Incubator, Giraffe OmniBed and the Carestations that accompany both models after determining the potential for infants to fall and sustain injuries. According to a news release posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, this is a Class I recall, which means it is the most serious kind of recall that requires immediate attention. …Read the rest »

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