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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.

Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspots That Could Overheat and Catch Fire

By M R on April 9, 2021 - No comments

Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspots That Could Overheat and Catch Fire

Verizon is recalling about 2.5 million hotspot devices after an investigation found that the devices’ lithium-ion batteries could overheat and pose fire and burn hazards. According to a report in The Verge, The Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot models were imported by Franklin Wireless Corp. and sold between April 2017 and March this year. The model numbers are MHS900L, MHS900LS, and MHS900LPP and are for the same device, but vary depending on how the customer bought the device – through a consumer prepaid or a postpaid plan. …Read the rest »

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More Than 1 Million Pressure Washer Spray Guns Recalled After Serious Injuries

By M R on April 9, 2021 - No comments

More Than 1 Million Pressure Washer Spray Guns Recalled After Serious Injuries

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading, the parent company of brands including Powerworks and Greenworks, has recalled more than one million pressure washer spray guns that could cause serious injuries to users. According to Consumer Reports, the spray gun connector can break causing the hose and/or connector parts to become dislodged, posing a hazard to users. …Read the rest »

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FDA Warns Surgical Mesh in Breast Implants Could Pose Greater Risks

By M R on April 9, 2021 - No comments

FDA Warns Surgical Mesh in Breast Implants Could Pose Greater Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients, caregivers and healthcare providers that certain surgical mesh products used in implant-based breast reconstruction could pose a higher risk of complications or problems for those who get them. According to the FDA alert, these acellular dermal matrix or ADM products could cause side effects and complications. …Read the rest »

 

Amazon Says It is Not Liable for Defective Product That Severely Injured Toddler

By M R on April 5, 2021 - No comments

Amazon Says It is Not Liable for Defective Product That Severely Injured Toddler

Amazon has argued before the Texas Supreme Court that it should not be held liable for defective products sold through its site. According to a news report, the case currently before the Texas Supreme Court involves a 19-month-old toddler who suffered permanent damage to her esophagus when she ingested a lithium-ion batter that popped out of a remote control. …Read the rest »

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Diono Cambria Booster Seats Recalled for Safety Issues

By M R on April 5, 2021 - No comments

Diono Cambria Booster Seats Recalled for Safety Issues

Diono has issued a voluntary recall for about 6,920 of their Cambria 2 Booster Seats. According to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recalled booster seats might crack between the headrest and backrest in the event of a crash. This could cause the headrest to separate, increasing the risk of injury. Because of the defect, which Diono uncovered during product testing, the booster seats do not comply with requirements under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” …Read the rest »

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Boston Scientific to Pay $188.7 Million to Settle Claims That it Deceptively Marketed Vaginal Mesh Devices

By M R on March 26, 2021 - No comments

Boston Scientific to Pay $188.7 Million to Settle Claims That it Deceptively Marketed Vaginal Mesh Devices

Boston Scientific Corporation has agreed to pay $188.7 million to settle claims by most U.S. states that it deceptively marketed its transvaginal mesh devices to women. According to a Reuters news report, the settlement with 47 states and Washington D.C. was announced this week by several state attorneys general. As part of this settlement, Boston Scientific also agreed to describe the safety and risks of using the surgical mesh devices more accurately to consumers. …Read the rest »

 

FDA Warns Plastic Component Count Break in Stryker’s STAR Ankle Implants

By M R on March 19, 2021 - No comments

FDA Warns Plastic Component Count Break in Stryker's STAR Ankle Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a warning regarding STAR ankle implants, which were previously made by Stryker, saying that there is a potential that the plastic component in these devices could break. According to the FDA alert, there is a “higher-than-expected” risk of the polyethylene or plastic component of the device breaking as early as three to four years after implantation, which can lead to surgery in order to repair it or a mandatory replacement. …Read the rest »

 

38,000 Holiday Candles Recalled for Potential Fires and Burn Injuries

By M R on March 15, 2021 - No comments

38,000 Holiday Candles Recalled for Potential Fires and Burn Injuries

Melaleuca Inc. has issued a product defect recall for about 38,000 Revive 3-Wick Soy Candles because of potential fire and burn injury hazards. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the candles may burn with a high flame that can ignite the surface of the wax, which poses a risk of fires and burn injuries. …Read the rest »

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Polaris Recalls Popular ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

By M R on March 11, 2021 - No comments

Polaris Recalls Popular ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

Polaris is including about 15,000 of its latest and popular models of ATVs or all-terrain vehicles because of a serious control issue that could lead to a major injury crash. According to a recall bulletin posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris is recalling its Ranger 1000, Ranger Crew 1000, Ranger Crew XP 1000, ProXD 2000G, ProXD 2000 G H, ProXD 4000G, and ProXD 4000G H utility vehicles because of a problem with the throttle pedal. …Read the rest »

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Haro Recalls Masi Bicycles for Fall and Injury Hazards

By M R on March 8, 2021 - No comments

Haro Recalls Masi Bicycles for Fall and Injury Hazards

Haro has issued a product defect recall for 2017 to 2020 Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa bicycles after five reports of the fork steerer tubes breaking including three injuries. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Haro Bicycles has recalled about 510 of the model-year 2017-2020 Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa bicycles because the bicycle’s fork steerer tube could break causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and suffer injuries or death. …Read the rest »

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