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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.

Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans Causing Severe Burn Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2019 - No comments

Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans Causing Severe Burn Injuries

At least eight burn injury victims have filed product liability lawsuits against Conagra Foods, the manufacturer of Pam cooking spray after the cans exploded in their kitchens. According to a CBS news report, the incidents involved Pam cooking spray or similar products from Conagra that may have an allegedly faulty U-shaped vent system in the bottom, a design the company says it has phased out. …Read the rest »

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South Shore Dressers Linked to Child’s Death Recalled

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

South Shore Dressers Linked to Child's Death Recalled

South Shore has recalled 322,530 of its Libra three-drawer dressers after the death of a 2-year-old child who was killed when the product tipped over. According to Consumer Reports, the company, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, issued the alert jointly stating that the dressers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. About 310,000 of the dressers were sold in the U.S., 6,930 in Canada and 5,600 in Mexico. The recalled dressers were sold by Wal-Mart, Amazon and Target. …Read the rest »

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California Attorney General Cracks Down on Jewelry Containing Lead and Cadmium

By Brian Chase on May 10, 2019 - No comments

California Attorney General Cracks Down on Jewelry Containing Lead and Cadmium

California’s efforts to crack down on toxic metals such as lead and cadmium in jewelry have proved victorious for the state’s attorney general, but a senate bill to reduce the amount of toxic materials in accessories such as earrings and bracelets also faced a setback this week. According to a report in the Merced Sun Star, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that five jewelry makers reached an $83,362-settlement with the Department of Justice agreeing to stop selling accessories that contained high levels of lead and cadmium. …Read the rest »

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Igloo Recalls Marine Elite Coolers for Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

By Brian Chase on May 10, 2019 - No comments

Igloo Recalls Marine Elite Coolers for Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

Igloo Products Corporation is voluntarily recalling coolers from its Marine Elite line after reports that a Florida boy became trapped inside one. According to a USA Today news report, 5-year-old Nicholas Wanes climbed inside his family’s 72-quart Marine Elite cooler on March 2. The boy was in the cooler playing hide-and-seek with the lid open before it shut and he was trapped. His father, Robert Wanes, said his security camera caught the frightening incident. …Read the rest »

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Boeing Was Aware of Problems with 737 Max One Year Before Lion Air Crash

By Brian Chase on May 9, 2019 - No comments

Boeing Was Aware of Problems with 737 Max One Year Before Lion Air Crash

Boeing knew about a problem with its 737 Max aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia, but decided not to do anything about it, a new statement released by the aircraft manufacturer shows. According to a CNN report, Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a standard feature in the fleet was not operable on all airplanes. …Read the rest »

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Mother’s Lawsuit Alleges Teething Necklace Fatally Strangled Her Toddler Son

By Brian Chase on May 9, 2019 - No comments

Mother's Lawsuit Alleges Teething Necklace Fatally Strangled Her Toddler Son

A grieving mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit saying teething necklaces that are meant to alleviate pain caused her 1-year-old son’s death. According to a CBS news report, Deacon Morin was found dead in December 2016 after a necklace he was wearing tightened around his neck and did not release. His mother, Danielle Morin, received the necklace as a gift from a close friend who had bought it on the website Etsy.com. The online receipt describes the product as a “Baltic amber teething necklace for your baby.” The necklaces are still being sold on Etsy. …Read the rest »

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More Than 250,000 Starbucks Bodum Coffee Presses Recalled for Injury Hazard

By Brian Chase on May 3, 2019 - No comments

More Than 250,000 Starbucks Bodum Coffee Presses Recalled for Injury Hazard

Starbucks has recalled more than 250,000 of its Bodum coffee presses in the United States and Canada after reports of lacerations. According to news reports, the recall issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers that the plastic knob at the top of the French press may break when the user is pressing down on the coffee press plunger, which can expose the plunger’s metal rod and cause injury. …Read the rest »

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Dangerous Law Keeps Consumers in the Dark About Defective Products

By Brian Chase on May 3, 2019 - No comments

Dangerous Law Keeps Consumers in the Dark About Defective Products

A Consumer Reports article talks about a decades-old federal law that hides dangerous and defective products from consumers. This law came under scrutiny recently after Consumer Reports, by accident, discovered that more than 30 children had died after their parents and caregivers put them in Fischer Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and similar inclined rockers. The article says Consumer Reports only saw the information about the child deaths because of an error on the part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which forgot to redact the company and product names in the reports they share. …Read the rest »

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Study Shows Popular E-Cigarette Products Tainted with Bacterial and Fungal Toxins

By Brian Chase on May 1, 2019 - No comments

Study Shows Popular E-Cigarette Products Tainted with Bacterial and Fungal Toxins

A new study shows popular e-cigarette products are contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins exposure to which have been associated with lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD. According to an NBC news report, the study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that dozens of popular e-cigarette products are contaminated with these toxins that can cause lung disease. The impurities were found in nearly a quarter of single-use e-cigarette cartridges and in over three-quarters of e-liquids. …Read the rest »

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Philadelphia Jury Awards $120 Million Against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on April 29, 2019 - No comments

Philadelphia Jury Awards $120 Million Against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

A jury in Philadelphia has ordered Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to pay $120 million to a woman who was severely injured by a vaginal mesh implanted to treat urinary incontinence. According to a report on Philly.com, jurors found that Ethicon was negligent in the design of the transvaginal mesh device, a strip of mesh, which has eroded into the woman’s vagina. The plaintiff, 68-year-old Susan McFarland, had the medical device implanted in 2008 and was left suffering from pelvic pain and chronic urinary tract infections. Like many others, surgeries to remove the mesh failed to help her. …Read the rest »

 



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