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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.

FDA Finds Carcinogen in Some Versions of Metformin

By Brian Chase on June 1, 2020 - No comments

FDA Finds Carcinogen in Some Versions of Metformin

U.S. regulators are notifying drug companies that make Metformin, a popular diabetes drug, that they contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical. According to a Bloomberg news report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA beyond acceptable amounts in some extended-release versions of metformin. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies NDMA as a possible human carcinogen. …Read the rest »

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Chanel Faces Lawsuit Alleging Its Talc Products are Linked to Mesothelioma

By Brian Chase on May 26, 2020 - No comments

Chanel Faces Lawsuit Alleging Its Talc Products are Linked to Mesothelioma

Chanel has been hit with a lawsuit in New York state court alleging that its after-bath talcum powder products sold at Publix and Woolworth stores contain asbestos, and caused a woman’s mesothelioma. According to a Law360 report, Dolores Gomez said she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had used the Chanel talc products for three decades from 1961 to 1991 as her regular hygiene routine. She claims in the lawsuit that Chanel and the retailers that sold the products knew asbestos was present in the talc but failed to adequately warn consumers about its dangers. …Read the rest »

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Harbor Freight Recalls Defective Jack Stands That Could Drop and Cause Serious Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2020 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls Defective Jack Stands That Could Drop and Cause Serious Injuries

Harbor Freight is recalling 454,000 jack stands because they could drop and potentially cause serious injuries. According to a USA Today news report, the recall notice posted on the retailer’s website stated that some Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands are defective which could cause the pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post allowing the stand to drop suddenly. …Read the rest »

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Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Sale of Talcum Powder in the United States and Canada

By Brian Chase on May 21, 2020 - No comments

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Sale of Talcum Powder in the United States and Canada

Johnson & Johnson discontinued its legacy talcum powder-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada after facing thousands of lawsuits alleging asbestos contamination and cancer risks. According to a Bloomberg news report, J&J said it had stopped shipping hundreds of talc-based items in the United States and Canada after coming to a “commercial decision” to discontinue them. …Read the rest »

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Ikea Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty Furniture Recall

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2020 - No comments

Ikea Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty Furniture Recall

Ikea is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the furniture company marketed and sold millions of dressers it knew were prone to dangerous tip-overs and failed to issue adequate notifications and refunds to customers for dressers after they were recalled in 2016. According to Consumer Reports, the lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania on behalf of a Minnesota family with two young children. The family had purchased two Ikea Malm dressers before the recall. When the couple attempted to return the dressers to Ikea for a refund in August 2018, they were denied, the complaint states. …Read the rest »

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Infant and Toddler Swings Recalled for Fall Hazards

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2020 - No comments

Infant and Toddler Swings Recalled for Fall Hazards

Some baby and toddler swings have been recalled because the swing rope can detach and pose a fall hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 3,000 units of the Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings have been recalled because of the stopper on the bottom of the swing rope that holds the seat in place can detach. This can cause children to fall off the swings. …Read the rest »

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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Could Be Just as Harmful for Your Heart as Regular Cigarettes

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2020 - No comments

Study Finds E-Cigarettes Could Be Just as Harmful for Your Heart as Regular Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes may be just as bad for your heart as traditional cigarettes, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association. CBS News reports that researchers found that both vaping and smoking cigarettes caused a similar amount of damages to the cardiovascular system, which comprises arteries and blood vessels. …Read the rest »

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Magnetic Ball Toys Recalled for Potentially Serious Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 11, 2020 - No comments

Magnetic Ball Toys Recalled for Potentially Serious Injuries

A children’s toy that uses dozens of tiny magnetic balls has been recalled because it has the potential to cause serious internal injuries if the balls are swallowed and then link together inside the body. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Mag Cube magnetic ball sets were sold under various names on Walmart.com from March 2018 through December 2019 for between $13 and $20. …Read the rest »

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Man Suffers Burn Injuries After E-Cigarette Explodes in the Pocket

By Brian Chase on May 11, 2020 - No comments

Man Suffers Burn Injuries After E-Cigarette Explodes in the Pocket

A man who suffered multiple burn injuries after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket has sued a retailer and a Chinese manufacturer of lithium batteries in a product liability lawsuit he has filed. According to a report in The Telegraph, the plaintiff, Joseph Tucker, has named Cloud 9 Vapor and CBD as well as Shenzhen IVPS Technology Co., which makes lithium batteries. …Read the rest »

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Prepac Recalls Four Drawer Chests Because They Can Tip Over

By Brian Chase on May 8, 2020 - No comments

Prepac Recalls Four Drawer Chests Because They Can Tip Over

Prepac has recalled a 4-drawer chest because of a tip-over hazard that could cause serious or even fatal injuries to young children. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the company recalled about 21,000 Prepac 4-drawer chests because they pose a safety hazard to children. The recall notice said that the chests are unstable and could tip over if they are not anchored to the wall. This poses tip-over and entrapment hazards that could result in injury or death to children. …Read the rest »

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