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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.

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to stop using all inclined sleepers, even models that have not been recalled, because of the risk of accidental suffocation. According to a report in the Washington Post, the warning from the federal agency comes after months of controversy over these popular infant sleeping devices, which began in April when Fisher-Price recalled millions of its Rock’ n Play infant sleepers. A new study released two weeks ago found that the product’s design is inherently dangerous. …Read the rest »

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Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warnings

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warning

Two women in Florida have filed a lawsuit against Allergan, the manufacturer of textured breast implants, which were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they have been linked to a rare form of cancer. According to the Miami Herald, the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, is seeking $5 million in damages and class action status. At the heart of the lawsuit are surgical costs associated with removing and replacing the textured breast implants, costs that Allergan is not offering to cover. …Read the rest »

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Juul Labs Faces First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 18-year-old’s Vaping Death

By Brian Chase on October 21, 2019 - No comments

Juul Labs Faces First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 18-year-old's Vaping Death

The mother of a Florida teenager has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Juul Labs after she says her 18-year-old son became addicted to the vaping device, a habit that killed him last year. According to US News, Lisa Marie Vail filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Daniel David Wakefield was “a healthy teenager whose life tragically and prematurely ended” because of injuries that were directly caused by his addiction to Juul, the lawsuit, the first one of its kind. The teen died in his sleep. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles officials are considering banning all e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the city, one of the most extreme measures yet to crack down on a nationwide outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping. According to a Los Angeles Times news report, amid reports that more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with severe lung problems, politicians nationwide have been pushing restrictions on vaping devices and e-cigarettes, which have skyrocketed in popularity among young people, especially teenagers and young adults, in recent years. …Read the rest »

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Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives because they pose a safety risk. According to a USA Today news report, the knives’ locking mechanism could fail to engage on extension of the blade and this could pose a laceration hazard. The recall comes after seven reports of pocketknives failing to lock, which resulted in six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention. …Read the rest »

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Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Said Antipsychotic Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

By Brian Chase on October 10, 2019 - No comments

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Said Antipsychotic Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

A Philadelphia jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical, to pay $8billion in punitive damages in a case where a man who developed breast tissue said the drug company failed to warn that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth in boys. According to a USA Today news report, the drug Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. But, Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits that claim the drug is linked to abnormal breast growth in males known as gynecomastia and that the company did not warn consumers adequately about those risks. …Read the rest »

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One Million Dressers Recalled for Tip-over Hazard

By Brian Chase on October 7, 2019 - No comments

One Million Dressers Recalled for Tip-over Hazard

One million dressers sold at Kmart stores for five years are being recalled because they can tip over and seriously injure or even kill young children. According to a CBS Sacramento news report, the four-drawer Belmont dressers were sold in four colors – white, black, light pine and brown oak. The model numbers can be found on the instruction manual that came with the dresser. …Read the rest »

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Doctors Warn Textured Breast Implants Could Increase Risk of Rare Cancer

By Brian Chase on October 7, 2019 - No comments

Doctors Warn Textured Breast Implants Could Increase Risk of Rare Cancer

Doctors in Ireland are warning women that they are at risk for a rare form of immune system cancer if they have received a specific form of breast implant, such as the textured implants manufactured by Allergan. According to news reports, about 8,000 women who have been identified by the Health Service Executive in Ireland as having received textured breast implants, will get a letter informing them about this risk. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Jury Awards $40.3 Million to Woman Who Says Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Caused Her Mesothelioma

By Brian Chase on October 4, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles Jury Awards $40.3 Million to Woman Who Says Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder Caused Her Mesothelioma

A jury has awarded $40.3 million to a woman who says she acquired mesothelioma as a result of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the jury in Los Angeles deliberated for six days before arriving at a verdict in the lawsuit brought by Nancy Cabibi and her husband Phil. According to court records, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017. She had to undergo surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. …Read the rest »

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Dry Shampoo Bottle Explodes and Blows Hole Through Roof of Car

By Brian Chase on September 27, 2019 - No comments

Dry Shampoo Bottle Explodes and Blows Hole Through Roof of Car

A 19-year-old woman in Missouri was shocked after a canister of dry shampoo in her car exploded and shot off like a missile blowing a hole through her car’s roof. According to a report on Today.com, the woman’s mother, Christine Debrehct, said she felt lucky no one was injured after the bottle of Equate dry shampoo blew up in the center console of her daughter’s Honda Civic while it was parked outside her home in St. Peters, Missouri, on Sept. 18. …Read the rest »

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