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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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »