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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.
Medical device manufacturer Philips is recalling sleep apnea machines and ventilators containing foam that could put users at risk of cancer or other health issues. According to a USA Today news report, the company announced a recall for millions of units of the Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices.
There are concerns that using machines containing potentially damaging foam could create a significant risk. …Read the rest »
Klein Tools has recalled more than 1.7 million Non-Contact Voltage Testers in the United States and Canada because they pose the risk of electric shock. According to a report in Miami Herald, the on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle causing the tester to work improperly.
Such a device malfunction could result in a serious electrocution accident. …Read the rest »
Target has recalled a range of Room Essentials shower stools after consumers reported injuries from falling when the stools became unstable while they were in use.
According to a news report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert announcing the recall of 58,500 stools sold in Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from March 2019 through September 2020 for about $35, following the injury danger discovery. …Read the rest »
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and toy company Fisher-Price have announced a recall of two nursery products that have been linked to at least four infant deaths.
According to a report on NPR, officials said they are recalling the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother and the 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider, urging consumers to stop using them immediately. …Read the rest »
The U.S. Supreme Court has said it will not review a lower court opinion that awarded a $2 billion verdict to a group of women who brought a product liability lawsuit against Johnson & Jonson saying they developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products.
According to a CNN news report, J&J had asked the nation’s highest court to review a June 2020 decision from a Missouri appeals court. The ruling had reduced a lower court’s decision in which a jury awarded 22 plaintiffs $4.7 billion. …Read the rest »
Independent pharmaceutical testing company Valisure has revealed that 78 lots of sunscreen and sun care products contained benzene, which is a known carcinogen that has been linked to blood cancer and other illnesses.
According to CNET.com, of the 78 batches with detectable levels, 40 products were found to have “significantly detected” levels of benzene. …Read the rest »
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will finally set safety standards for infant sleepers after more than 100 infants have died in unregulated products. According to a CBS News report, the regulatory agency said this move will “effectively eliminate” potentially hazardous sleep products for infants under the age of 5 months.
Most infant sleep products have been unregulated until now. However, with the passage of these new rules, these products will face similar regulations to cribs and bassinets. Consumer Reports, a consumer advocacy group, has linked infant sleepers to at least 106 child deaths. …Read the rest »
Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has recalled 31,798 Vici Venous Stent Systems because of a risk of injury or death. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the federal agency that regulates medical device safety, the recalled Vici SDS and Vici RDS Venous Stent Systems are used to treat blocked veins or obstructions in narrow veins.
The alert states that the stents could potentially migrate or move out of place from where they were initially implanted, causing issues and potentially dangerous complications. …Read the rest »
Faribault Foods has voluntarily extended a recall of three types of canned beans after consumers alerted the company that there were breaks in the cans’ hermetic seal.
According to Consumer reports, food in an improperly sealed can is susceptible to bacterial growth, particularly the Clostridium botulinum, which could potentially cause botulism. Consuming food that comes in an unsealed container could result in food poisoning cases. …Read the rest »
Online store HSN.com has recalled more than 5 million clothing steamers after a series of burn injuries resulted in a class-action lawsuit. According to a news report, more than 100 people reported being burned by spraying or leaking hot water from defective steamer products called My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini.
Millions of the devices have now been recalled as part of the settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Ingenious Designs, an importer and subsidiary of HSN. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also issued an alert about these potentially dangerous products. …Read the rest »