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Personal Injury - Bisnar Chase Blog

The field of Personal Injury expands to any injury suffered due to negligence and that could have been prevented. This includes car accidents, premises liability, dog bites, defective products, and more. Bisnar Chase provides information about personal injuries suffered specifically in Southern California so as to keep readers aware and up to date on the news of the community. If you have information or comments about the stories contained here please feel free to leave a comment.

Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Sprays for Lethal Bacteria Linked to Two Deaths

By D L on October 22, 2021 - No comments

Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Sprays for Lethal Bacteria Linked to Two Deaths

Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy spray after rare and dangerous bacteria were found in the products that could potentially cause a fatal condition.

According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), investigators are looking into two deaths that seem related to these products.

CPSC officials said they tested Walmart’s Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones and found Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal condition called melioidosis. …Read the rest »

 

More Reports of Lithium Ion Battery Fires Involving Electric Scooters and Bikes

By D L on October 22, 2021 - No comments

More Reports of Lithium Ion Battery Fires Involving Electric Scooters and Bikes

A series of lithium-ion battery fires in electric scooters have sparked serious concerns among officials in New York City.

According to the New York Daily News, the most recent one was at a studio apartment in Brooklyn where a tenant was running an off-the-books business fixing electric scooters and mopeds.

The article states that the city has seen a “massive jump” in battery fires as electric scooter use continues to grow in the city. …Read the rest »

 

Salmonella Outbreak in 37 States Linked to Fresh Onions

By D L on October 22, 2021 - No comments

Salmonella Outbreak in 37 States Linked to Fresh Onions

Fresh onions have been identified as the source of a widespread salmonella outbreak across 37 states including California.

According to a CBS news report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded that fresh, whole, red, white, and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc., are behind this nationwide outbreak.

The contaminated onions could cause serious illness and put consumers at risk. …Read the rest »

 

Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

By D L on October 22, 2021 - No comments

Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

Ram is recalling more than 130,000 heavy-duty trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines because of an electric defect that could spark a fire even when the vehicles are turned off.

According to Consumer Reports, the recalled vehicles include Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 2500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model years.

The fault with the vehicles could be extremely dangerous, posing a risk to lives and property. …Read the rest »

 

Federal Jury Hits 3M with $8.2 Million Verdict in Faulty Earplug Trial

By D L on October 18, 2021 - No comments

Federal Jury Hits 3M with $8.2 Million Verdict in Faulty Earplug Trial

A federal jury has awarded a U.S. Army veteran $8.2 million after finding that combat earplugs sold by 3M Co. caused him to suffer hearing loss and tinnitus.

The condition can cause victims to experience ringing or other noises in one or both of their ears.

According to a Reuters news report, this is the biggest verdict yet against the company in mass tort litigation over the product. The earplugs were developed by Aearo Technologies LLC, which 3M purchased in 2008. …Read the rest »

 

Second Driver Killed by Exploding ARC Airbag Inflator

By D L on October 18, 2021 - No comments

Second Driver Killed by Exploding ARC Airbag Inflator

A second person has been killed by a dangerous exploding airbag inflator made by Tennessee-based company ARC.

The company has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years regarding the faulty inflators, but there has been no resolution.

According to an Associated Press news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted recall documents filed by General Motors that revealed the second death, the driver of a 2015 Chevy Traverse SUV with an ARC inflator that blew apart, spewing shrapnel. …Read the rest »

 

Specialized Bicycle Recalls Thousands of High-End Bikes for Safety Issue

By D L on October 18, 2021 - No comments

Specialized Bicycle Recalls Thousands of High-End Bikes for Safety Issue

Specialized Bicycle is recalling nearly 7,000 bicycles sold in the United States last year and this year because of a defect that could cause the bike’s frame to crack.

According to a news report, the dangerous defect could cause the bikes to break apart when jolted by an impact, such as riding over a pothole.

The recall involves all Tarmac SL7 models sold by the Northern California-based bike company, with about 6,900 sold nationwide from July 2020 through August 2021. …Read the rest »

 

LG to Pay GM $1.9 Billion Over Chevy Bolt Battery Fires

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

LG to Pay GM $1.9 Billion Over Chevy Bolt Battery Fires

LG Electronics has agreed to reimburse General Motors up to $1.9 billion to fix Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of a fire risk caused by defective batteries.

According to a CNBC news report, problems with the Chevy Bolt, which is GM’s flagship mainstream electric vehicle, can cause fires in the cars without warning. This issue has led the automaker to recall all of the electric cars made since production began in 2016.

It is believed that the problem is caused by the vehicle batteries supplied by South Korean supplier LG, and a settlement has now been agreed upon. …Read the rest »

 

NHTSA Wants to Know Why Tesla Did Not Issue a Recall over Autopilot Failures

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

NHTSA Wants to Know Why Tesla Did Not Issue a Recall over Autopilot Failures

U.S. safety regulators want to know why Tesla did not file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles.

According to an Associated Press news report, in a letter to the automaker, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told Tesla that it must recall vehicles if an over-the-internet update deals with a safety defect.

The auto giant issued an online update to improve safety but failed to follow NHTSA guidelines regarding road safety recalls. …Read the rest »

 

Hobby Lobby Recalls Stools That Pose Fall and Injury Hazards

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

Hobby Lobby Recalls Stools That Pose Fall and Injury Hazards

Oklahoma-based retail giant Hobby Lobby is recalling thousands of wooden stools because they may pose falling dangers, putting users at risk of injuries.

According to a news report, the recall affects the White Wood Stool, which has white, squared-off legs and a brown, curved seat. The problem with the stool is that it can break while in use posing fall and injury hazards, an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website states.

The faulty stools have already prompted a series of complaints from users who have been involved in accidents. …Read the rest »

 



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