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Dream Lites Pillow Pet Catches On Fire

November 21st, 2014
Recalled Pillow Pets Dream Lite

If your child has been injured by a defective Pillow Pets Dream Lite, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878 to talk with a personal injury attorney who can help you decide if you have a case.

There have been numerous reports of problems with Pillow Pets Dream Lites.  This is a product that is used by children.

  • October 2014 – A mother reported that her four-year-old daughter sustained severe burns after using the rainbow unicorn Pillow Pets Dream Lite.  The daughter reportedly woke up in the middle of the night screaming that she was on fire.  The mother saw that her shirt was burned.
  • May 2014 – Another consumer reported that the plastic battery case to the Dream Lite Pillow Pet melted.  The product was fortunately not near a flammable source.
  • December 2013 – A woman in Texas reported that the battery pack started to melt.
  • November 2013 – A person in North Carolina reported that the product caused his or her daughter to sustain second degree burns after the batteries overheated and melted the plastic as the girl was snuggling the pillow and falling asleep.

As of the date of this posting, the product is still available for purchase from popular outlets such as Amazon and Walmart.  Pillow Pets Dream Lites is manufactured by Ontel Products.  Ontel Products was notified in May of 2013 through the Consumer Product Safety Commission from a consumer who stated that her child’s Pillow Pet partially melted when it was left on overnight with her child, despite the fact that the consumer made sure that the automatic turn-off timer was turned on.  is unclear what is causing the batteries to overheat but it is clear that this is happening too often and putting children at risk of injury.

Please email us or call at 1-877-392-4878 as soon as you can if you or someone you know has sustained property damage from a fire or have been injured by this product and want to visit with us about compensation for damages caused by it.  Further, if the product is shown to be unreasonably dangerous it is possible to work towards having the product line removed from store shelves.  If the product malfunctioned, keep it in a place away from children as it can be very important to prove what happened.

There are deadlines, which vary by state or federal law, to give certain notices and file suit. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in untimely claims for compensation being denied. We can help injured people anywhere in the United States, regardless where you live.  We do not charge anything for an initial consultation.

Carr & Carr’s Attorneys

November 21st, 2014
Call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878 if you have been injured.  Let us see if we can help you.

Call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878 if you have been injured. Let us see if we can help you.

The attorneys of Carr & Carr are experienced, compassionate and dedicated.  Give us a call at 1-877-392-4878 if you have legal problems.  It costs nothing to talk with an attorney, and we can help you decide if you have a case.  We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas, and help families across the U.S.  We help clients from all across the country.

From left, Greg Smart, Laurie Koller, Brent Berry, Stephen Dotter, Tye Smith, Pat Carr, Michael Carr, Guy Thiessen, Tom Ventura, Raymond Allred.

Attorney Tye Smith Takes 15-point, 220-pound Buck

November 20th, 2014
Hunter Tye Smith and big buck

Attorney Tye Smith shows off the big buck he took using his bow and arrow.

Oklahoma City attorney Tye Smith is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.  While hunting in southeastern Kansas, he took this impressive buck, using a bow.  The buck green scored 180-1/8, which is the largest buck Tye has ever taken.

The deer weighed 220 pounds and had 15 points.  The buck’s antlers are large enough to qualify Tye to be recognized in the Pope & Young record book, which keeps track of the largest deer ever killed with a bow and arrow.  The deer was standing 50 yards away from Tye, who was in a tree stand when he released his arrow at the deer.  The arrow went straight through the deer’s heart and resulted in an immediate kill.

“The buck was a magnificent animal,” Tye said.  “It’s the kind of buck I’ve always dreamed of, but never thought I would be fortunate enough to actually harvest, especially with my bow and arrow.  I am humbled and honored to have taken such a magnificent creature.”

 

Pillow Pets Dream Lites: Another Problem

November 18th, 2014
Dream Lites Pillow Pets

This is the battery area on a Pillow Pets Dream Lite, in a photo sent to Carr & Carr by a concerned mother. This could have easily turned into a dangerous fire on a children’s toy.
If your child has been injured by a Pillow Pets Dream Lite, save the defective toy where your child can’t get to it, and then call Carr & Carr Attorneys to see if you have a case.

Just a couple of days after we posted a blog regarding problems we have learned about with Dream Lites Pillow Pets, we were contacted by a concerned mother.  Fortunately, her daughter was not injured by the product, but look what she found as she started to replace the batteries; just imagine what tragedy could have occurred.

As of the date of this posting, these stuffed, lighted toys are still available for purchase from retailers such as Walmart and Amazon. Pillow Pets Dream Lites is manufactured by Ontel Products. In May 2013, the company was notified through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from a parent who stated that her child’s Pillow Pet partially melted when it was left on overnight with her child, even though the mom made sure that the automatic turn-off timer was turned on. While it is unclear what is causing the batteries to overheat, it is obvious that this is happening too often and putting children at risk of injury.

Please call us at 1-877-392-4878 or email us immediately if you or someone you know has been hurt or sustained property damage from a fire and want to visit with us about compensation for damages caused by it. Further, if the product is shown to be unreasonably dangerous, it is possible to work towards having the product line removed from store shelves. If the product malfunctioned, keep it in a place away from children as it can be very important to have on hand to prove what happened.

Remember, there are deadlines, which vary by state or federal law, to give certain notices and file a law suit. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in untimely claims for compensation being denied.
Carr & Carr can help injured people anywhere in the United States, regardless where you live. We do not charge anything for an initial consultation. Call today if your child has been hurt.

Recalled Baby Wipes by Nutek Disposables Causing Injuries

November 4th, 2014

Do you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by using these wipes?   Call Carr & Carr Personal Injury Attorneys to find out free of charge if we believe you have a case. We can help you no matter where you live.

Nutek Disposables, Inc. has voluntarily recalled baby wipes which may contain bacteria which is resistant to common antibiotics.  The wipes were distributed prior to October 21, 2014, at Sam’s Club, Walgreen’s, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.  The recall covers the following brand names and retailers:Nutek - Well Beginnings wipesNutek - Tender Touch Nutek - Freds Kids wipes Nutek - Savings with a Smile wipes

  • Cuties — Internet and various retailers
  • Diapers.com — Diapers.com
  • Femtex — Family Dollar
  • Fred’s — Fred’s
  • Kidgets — Family Dollar
  • Member’s Mark — Sam’s Club
  • Simply Right — Sam’s Club
  • Sunny Smiles — Walgreen’s
  • Tender Touch — Various retailers
  • Well Beginnings — Walgreen’s

After receiving consumer complaints about discoloration and odor, Nutek conducted microbial testing which showed a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products.  The bacteria can cause problems especially to people who may be more susceptible to infections — for example, individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis.

If you have used these wipes and then become ill, contact your physician, and then contact Carr & Carr Attorneys.  Also, keep the wipes in your possession but store them in a location where they will not be used by anyone.  Then call Carr & Carr at 1-877-392-4878 or email us to see if you have a case.

Recalled Takata Airbags Affect Millions Of Cars, Can Cause Injuries

October 31st, 2014

Millions of cars have been affected by a massive recall of defective Takata airbags which can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel.   Nine car manufacturers have indicated some of their vehicles have the defective airbags; here is a list of manufacturers and how many cars from each company:

Takata airbag recall

If you’ve been seriously injured by a defective airbag, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878.

  1. Honda – 5,051,364
  2. Toyota – 877,000
  3. Nissan – 694,600
  4. BMW – 627,615
  5. Chrysler – 371,309
  6. Mazda – 64,872
  7. Ford – 58,669
  8. Subaru – 17,516
  9. Mitsubishi – 11,985

If you have been hurt due to a defective airbag, contact the personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys.  There is no cost to you for our initial phone conversation or in-person meeting.  Additionally, since we work on a contingency fee basis, you pay for our services only if we settle or win your case. We can help you no matter where you live.

What Should I Do If I Have A Car That Is Affected By The Takata Airbag Recall?

Read the Consumer Advisory from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Vehicle owners can call the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

This list shows vehicles affected by the dangerous airbags, as of October 22, 2014:

BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord)
2001 – 2002 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

Remember time limits called “statute of limitations” are in effect for filing law suits.  You must file a lawsuit before the applicable time limit expires.  The time limit and other regulations are different in each state, so talk with the experienced personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr as soon as possible to learn what options you have.

Eduardo Mora Attends Reception For Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor

September 24th, 2014
Carr & Carr's Eduardo Mora (far right) with Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (third from right) and other guests.

Carr & Carr’s Eduardo Mora (far right) with Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (third from right) and other guests.

Carr & Carr Claims Manager Eduardo Mora attended an exclusive reception for Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mora, who is very active in the Hispanic community, was invited to Gilcrease Museum to hear Justice Sotomayor speak.  Other dignitaries at the Sept. 10 event included state and local judges, attorneys, and leaders in the Hispanic community.

Justice Sotomayor was in Tulsa to speak to students and faculty at the University of Tulsa.  While in town, she also visited Booker T. Washington High School.

She joined the high court in 2009. Sotomayor is the first Supreme Court justice of Hispanic descent, the third woman to be appointed to the court and, at 60 years old, one of the youngest current members.

Oklahoma Traffic Deaths And Injuries Down In 2013

September 5th, 2014

There’s good news for Oklahoma drivers.  The number of Oklahomans who died or were injured in a traffic collision in 2013 is down significantly compared to 2012.  In 2013, 678  individuals died in crashes in Oklahoma.  That is a 3.3% decreased compared to 2012.  Even more dramatic, the number of Oklahomans injured in collisions dropped 29.3% compared to 2012.

Not surprisingly, 52.6% of those who died in Oklahoma car wrecks were not using a seatbelt.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that sometimes a seatbelt can fail and come apart during the wreck, therefore making it seem that the person was not wearing a seatbelt when in fact the person was.

The month that had the highest amount of fatalities was August, followed by September.  Somewhat surprisingly is the fact that January, a month known for snow and icy roads, had the least amount of fatalities.

Finally, the age group that had the highest amount of fatalities in car crashes were males between the ages of 21-25.

You can read more by visiting http://ok.gov/ohso/documents/FS2013_Fatalities.pdf

If you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck, contact our Oklahoma car wreck lawyers.  We do not charge anything to see if we can help and only recover something if we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment for you.

 

 

Defective Ace Bayou Bean Bags chair linked to 2 deaths

September 5th, 2014

A startling report from the CPSC issued on August 22, 2014, states that the Ace Bayou Bean Bag chairs have been recalled because a suffocation hazard exists allowing youg children to unzip the bean bag, get inside and become trapped.  After becoming trapped, a child can suffocate.  The central problem with these bean bags is that a standard exists requiring bean bags to be non-refillable, meaning that they must have permanently closed and disabled zippers.

The CPSC reports that two children have died from suffocation with these bean bags, including a 13 year old boy that resided in McKinney Texas and a 3-year old girl that resided in Lexington Kentucky.

If your loved one has been injured or killed by this product, please contact us.  We can help you hold the manufacturer and seller responsible for creating and selling a potentially deadly product.  We don’t charge anything to see if you have a case and only recover something if we recover something for you through a settlement or judgment.

 

 

Congratulations, Pat Carr, On Completing The San Francisco Marathon With A Great Time!

August 1st, 2014

Congratulations to Pat Carr on completing the San Francisco marathon with a phenomenal time of 4 hours, 52 minutes, 17 seconds.  He was 17th out of 60 runners in his age group, men 65 to 69 years old.  This is Pat’s third San Francisco marathon.  The event was July 26.

A marathon is 26 miles, 385 yards.  That’s like running from downtown Tulsa, south on Highway 75 to the Creek Turnpike, west until almost where the turnpike turns back north on Highway 169.  Very impressive, Pat!

Pat Carr San Francisco marathon

Pat Carr finished the San Francisco marathon in less than five hours.

Electrical Power Line Injuries

July 25th, 2014

Electrical Power Line Injury Lawyers

 

Carr & Carr has over 40 years of experience helping people injured or killed in tragic accidents, including electrical power lines.

We have successfully helped injured persons and their families receive financial compensation for their loss.  Injuries involving electrocution are often fatal.  Unlike lightning strikes, people who accidentally contact with a live overhead electrical power line most often do not survive.  And many times this accident was not completely the fault of the person hurt.   Our attorneys know how to help in these kinds of cases.

If you know someone who has been affected by power lines of any kind, please have them contact our office right away.  We would be glad to listen to their story and in most cases help them decide whether legal action is appropriate.  We offer a free consultation with no obligation.

Chat with us online, or call to speak with an attorney right now at 1-877-392-4878

 

Attorney: Lawsuit Means New Standard For All Oklahoma Daycares

June 4th, 2014

Thanks to FOX-23 for covering this important verdict.  To parents, nothing is more important than the safety of their children while in day care centers.  This story aired May 10.

Family Awarded $2 Million In Abuse Case Against Kirk Of The Hills Church

June 1st, 2014
KOTV-6:  Family Awarded $2 Million Against Kirk Of The Hills

KOTV-6: Family Awarded $2 Million Against Kirk Of The Hills

Thanks to KOTV-6 for covering this important verdict.  The safety of children should be the number one priority of day cares.  This story aired May 10.

Tulsa County Jury Awards $2 Million Verdict To Family Of Child Injured At Day Care Center

May 30th, 2014

Thanks to Tulsa World for covering this important verdict.  The safety of children should be the number one priority of day cares.

$2 Million Verdict Awarded In Tulsa Daycare Safety Case

May 10th, 2014
Carr & Carr is proud to have helped a family obtain justice.

Carr & Carr is proud to have helped a family obtain justice and make our community safer for children.

Friday evening, a Tulsa County District Court jury awarded $2 million dollars to the family of a toddler who was abused at a Tulsa church daycare in a case that will hopefully improve children’s safety in daycares.

After hearing three days of evidence, the jury found that Kirk of the Hills Church acted in reckless disregard of the safety of children by withholding information from John Knox Presbyterian Church that daycare worker Meredith Howard was the subject of an investigation into the abuse of a little boy.  Withholding that information allowed John Knox to unsuspectedly hire Howard as a daycare worker.  While working at John Knox, Howard abused a little girl. The jury awarded compensation of $2,000,000 to the little girl and her family.

After the jury returned the verdict, Dr. Wayne Hardy, senior pastor of the Kirk, said the church would review its policy concerning references it provides about its daycare workers.

Attorney Pat Carr said, “I am proud of the work done by Carr & Carr‘s trial team, Laurie Koller assisted by Guy Thiessen. Their hard work and skills in the courtroom will help keep children in this community safer by keeping child abusers away from childcare facilities.”

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