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March 27th, 2014 - My Sweet Love Baby Doll Recall by Wal-Mart for Burn Hazard

February 18th, 2014 - GE Dehumidifier Recall

February 18th, 2014 - Gree Dehumidifier Recall Caught Fire

February 18th, 2014 - Starbucks Recall Bodum Press

February 11th, 2014 - Recall: Nap Nanny And Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners

February 11th, 2014 - Nap Nanny Recall

My Sweet Love Baby Doll Recall by Wal-Mart for Burn Hazard

March 27th, 2014

Wal-Mart stores have recently recalled another dangerous children’s toy.  This time a cute baby doll which overheats and has 12 reported incidents.  The doll recalled is sold under the names My Sweet Love Doll and My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll.  So far about 174,000 dolls have been sold by Wal-Mart over the past two years beginning in 2012.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a warning on its website about the doll.  And Carr & Carr wants you to be aware of this defective baby doll.  Please don’t let your children play with it.  The doll may cause burns to your child, or cause your property to catch fire.  The Associated Press is reporting that Wal-Mart has received reports of burns and blisters on the hands.

My Sweet Love Baby Doll Recall Walmart Toy Dangerous Burn Hazard

If you have this doll, please take the batteries out of it immediately.  Then call our office.  If you suspect an injury to your family or damage to your property due to the My Sweet Love or My Sweet Cuddle Care Dolls, please tell us about it, and bring the doll by one of our offices.  We want to hear from you.  And we may be able to help you.

My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll Recall Walmart Toy Danger Burn Hazard

Carr & Carr Attorneys has handled many cases involving defective or dangerous products which have injured people.  Cases like this recalled baby doll are a serious matter and should only be trusted to a law firm with the proven experience and track record like Carr & Carr.

We want to hear from you.  Please call us at 1-877-392-4878

GE Dehumidifier Recall

February 18th, 2014

Some GE branded Dehumidifiers have been recalled by the manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances of China due to reports of overheating.  There are 11 reports filed with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (cpsc.gov) of overheating, and 5 reports of fires causing $430,000 in property damage.

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GE Dehumidifiers are sold at Sam’s Club and Walmart in the USA and Canada; as well as online at Amazon and Ebay.

GE Dehumidifier Recall

If a dehumidifier overheats and catches fire, it could burn down your house or business.  In addition, just smoke can be dangerous.  If one of these overheated at night in your home while you were sleeping it could put everyone in danger.

GE Dehumidifier Recall Fire Hazard

Please don’t use these units.  Unplug them.  Gree is providing a refund.  However, if you have suffered injury or your property has been damaged, please give us a call immediately.  We may be able to help.

Carr & Carr Attorneys 1-877-392-4878

Additional information can be obtained from the CPSC.gov website.

Model numbers affected:

ADER30LN

ADEW30LN

AHR30LL

AHR30LM

AHW30LM

ADER40LN 

AHH40LL 

AHR40LL 

AHR40LM 

ADEH50LN 

ADER50LN 

ADEW50LN 

AHH50LM 

AHR50LL 

AHR50LM

AHW50LM

ADER65LN

ADEW65LN

AHR65LL

AHR65LM

AHW65LM

Gree Dehumidifier Recall Caught Fire

February 18th, 2014

There are at least 325 incident reports involving Gree manufacturer dehumidifiers overheating and even catching fire.

Many branded Dehumidifiers including Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima have been recalled by the manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances of China due to reports of overheating.  There are hundreds of reports filed with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (cpsc.gov) of overheating, and at least 71 reports of fires causing almost $3,000,000 in property damage.

Gree Dehumidifiers are sold at Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, and more in the USA and Canada; as well as online at Amazon and Ebay.

Gree Dehumidifier Recall Caught Fire

Many people use dehumidifiers in the basements to help reduce moisture and mold.  But this is a problem because if you leave the dehumidifier on and running all the time, it may overheat and catch fire.  It could burn down your house or business.

If one of these overheated at night in your home while you were sleeping it could put everyone in danger.  The smoke damage alone could also cause thousands of dollars in property damage.

Gree Dehumidifier Recall

Unplug these units immediately.  Contact Gree to apply for a refund.  If you have been injured or your property damaged, please give us a call.  We may be able to help.

Carr & Carr Attorneys 1-877-392-4878

About 2.2 million of these units were sold in the US and Canada.

Additional information can be obtained from the CPSC.gov website.

There are too many Model numbers to list here, so see the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for a complete list.

Starbucks Recall Bodum Press

February 18th, 2014

The Bodum rose gold coffee press has been recalled by the manufacturer.  There have been four reports of injuries, including burns and lacerations.

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Evidently, the glass carafe separates from the metal frame unexpectedly.  And if this happens while holding the press, the glass container could fall and break.  Hot liquid and sharp glass may cause injury.

Starbucks Recall Bodum Press

Bodum is offering a refund for these coffee presses sold at Starbucks stores nationwide.  In addition, Starbucks.com has removed the product from its website.

Unfortunately many people are injured in their home; and especially in the kitchen.  If you prepare hot coffee in your kitchen, be sure that the appliances you use have not been recalled.

If you have been injured as a result of the Bodum coffee press please call our office right now.  You may want to take a picture of the appliance and send to us.  We have helped many people injured using defective products.  We may be able to help you as well.

Carr & Carr Attorneys 1-877-392-4878

More information is available at the Consumer Products Safety Commission (cpsc.gov) website.

We provide this information to alert you and your family because we want to help keep people safe from products which might hurt them.

Recall: Nap Nanny And Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners

February 11th, 2014
If your baby has been injured because of using a Nap Nanny infant recliner, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys for legal help.

If your baby has been injured because of using a Nap Nanny infant recliner, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys for legal help.

All models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners have been voluntarily recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, due to potential harm to infants.

The CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth infant who died due to using the Chill model.    

From 2009 to the present, the CPSC has received at least 92 incident reports involving Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products.  Five of these reports involved babies who died while the other incidents involved infants hanging or falling over the side of the recliner seat.  Some infants were restrained in the product’s harness.

If you have a Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill, stop using it immediately.  If your child was injured or killed because of using a Nap Nanny product, save the recliner but do not use it anymore.  Store it in a safe place away from children.

The company that manufactures these dangerous products,  Baby Matters LLC, is no longer in business and is not accepting returns.  About 165,000 Nap Nanny and Chill recliners were sold for about $130 each between 2009 and 2012 at toy and children’s retail stores.

In December 2012, the CPSC filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters LLC.  The legal matter  sought a recall of the infant recliners.  The CPSC and Baby Matters LLC reached a settlement agreement which includes this recall of all models of Nap Nanny products, while ending the legal proceedings against the firm.  

If your child was injured or killed as a result of using a Nap Nanny product, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys to see if we can help you.  It is free to talk with us and you are under no obligation.  Call 1-877-392-4878 to learn how we can help your family heal.  With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas, we help families across the United States who have been harmed by unsafe products.

Nap Nanny Recall

February 11th, 2014

The Nap Nanny was recalled by the manufacturer due to 92 incident reports filed with the Consumer Products Safety Commission. The Nap Nanny recall has created quite a stir online. 5 infants have reportedly died in connection with this product. Many concerned parents are searching for an explanation. It is believed that the Nap Nanny does not provide adequate side support to keep the infant from sliding off the edge of the foam mattress. Most likely, however, the infant is still harnessed by the seat belt restraint. So it is possible this the child cannot breath freely, perhaps causing strangulation.

Nap Nanny Recall
As a parent with small children, I am very concerned about products like this. It is no small matter for a product not to have adequate and reasonable safety precautions. Children, particularly infants, are completely helpless and often cannot use their hands and arms to hold up their own body weight. If sleeping infants were to slump over, with the full weight of their head and shoulders over the side, it is quite possible they would not be able to pull themselves upright. Their lungs may be squeezed too hard. Their abdominal and back muscles are not strong enough yet to keep their torso up, especially when asleep. Anyone who has ever held an infant knows they must be cradled with your arms around them.

It is clear from the incident reports that this product is unsafe, and falls below the reasonable standard expected of a manufacturer of infant products. We at Carr & Carr are committed to helping spread the word about defective products and educating the public about known safety threats. We are here to help safeguard your wellbeing. If you know of a possible injury related to this product, or any other product, please give us a call. 1-877-392-4878

Steel Furnace Explosion

January 21st, 2014

Recently there was another steel furnace explosion which killed a few people and severely injured several others.  It is unclear whether the explosion was a result of mechanical or equipment, or human error.  Many times the negligence of a company or even a coworker can cause the injury of an unlucky employee.

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Carr & Carr has a lot of experience in helping injured workers recover damages due to an on-the-job injury.  Steel factories, oil refineries, and heavy machine operations are all environments where safety is of the utmost importance.

Often poor training and inadequate safety procedures are at fault when someone gets hurt.  Or, especially at a factory or refinery, aging equipment has not been replaced or repaired to comply with modern safety standards.

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Unfortunately we heard of other incident recently at a steel plant near Madill Oklahoma which resulted in the deaths of two workers due to a furnace explosion.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/usa-explosion-feedplant-idUSL2N0KU12F20140121

Workers who give their hard working years to the critical manufacturing and infrastructure industries that keep this country running deserve adequate protection and precautions.

If you or someone you know has been hurt at a steel furnace explosion or similar factory accident, call us right away.  We want to speak with you.

Carr & Carr Attorneys 1-877-392-4878

We may be able to help.

 

Susan Carns Curtiss TedxOCUWomen: The Imperfect Path To Peace

January 17th, 2014

Attorney Susan Carns Curtiss, an attorney in our Oklahoma City office, talks about her imperfect path to peace.

Watch Susan.

Congratulations, Susan!  Great job!

Recall: Lane and Virginia Maid Hope Chests

January 16th, 2014
If you child was killed or injured after getting trapped inside a hope chest, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys to see if we can help your family.

If you child was killed or injured after getting trapped inside a hope chest, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys to see if we can help your family.

Hope chests can be a deadly hiding place for young children who don’t realize that they may become trapped inside them.  The wooden boxes, used for storage and holding family heirlooms, seem like the perfect spot for a child to hide during a game of hide-and-seek.  But children don’t know that some latches, especially those on older chests, can be opened from only the outside, potentially locking inside any child that climbs in and closes the lid.

In fact, this exact tragedy happened in January of 2014 to a family in Franklin, Massachusetts.  A brother and sister under the age of 10 apparently got trapped inside a hope chest and suffocated.  The children were not able to escape the hope chest after the lid closed.

Between 1977 and 1994, six children suffocated inside Lane cedar chests manufactured with an unsafe  lock design.  The children ranged in age from 21 months to ten years old.

In 1996, after receiving reports that six children died in hope chests, Lane Furniture recalled 12 million cedar chests with lids which automatically latch shut.  These cedar chests latch shut without having to depress a button.    The massive recall covered all Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests manufactured between 1912 and 1987.

According the the Consumer Product Safety Commission, all Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests in the recall need to have their locks replaced. The chests are often handed down through families, and it is likely that many were purchased second-hand.  Lane is offering a replacement lock which will prevent entrapment because they do not automatically latch shut when the lid is closed.

Carr & Carr’s caring lawyers help families who have suffered the tragic loss of a child.  We are experienced in assisting families who have endured this heartbreaking loss.  We work with families across the United States.  If your family has been a victim of a defective product injury, please call us at 1-877-392-4878 or email us to see if we can help your family.

Fireworks A Dangerous Way To Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Fourth Of July

January 15th, 2014
Fireworks injury attorneys

If you have been hurt in a fireworks accident, contact Carr & Carr attorneys.

Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate the new year, family birthdays, and especially Independence Day, the fourth of July.  But they can also be extremely dangerous, and even deadly, when defective fireworks explode before they are designed to or malfunction in any way.

Commercial Displays

Commercial fireworks displays, typically sponsored by towns or community associations, are beautiful to watch with their over-the-top displays.  While managed by trained professionals, public fireworks displays can certainly be  more dangerous simply because of the additional firepower.  If a rocket were to misfire or a mortar were to explode too early, the resulting injuries can be devastating because of the extreme amount of explosives.

Injuries From Fireworks

Injuries resulting from defective fireworks can be very serious.  Fireworks injuries might include:

  • burns
  • cuts or lacerations
  • hearing loss
  • vision loss
  • amputations of fingers, hands, toes or feet due to explosion

In 2012, fireworks were involved in approximately 8,700 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms.  That year, six people died from non-work-related fireworks accidents.

  • Mostly male victims – Of those injuries, 74 percent were to males and 26 were to females.  Approximately 30 percent of the injuries were to children younger than 15 years old.
  • Nearly half of injured people are teenagers or younger – Approximately 46 percent of the emergency room-treated injuries were to victim younger than 20 years of age.   Approximately 30 percent of the injuries were to children younger than 15 years old.
  • Sparklers and bottle rockets –An estimated 600 ER-treated injuries were from sparklers and 400 from bottle rockets.
  • Location of injuries – Hands and fingers were injured 41 percent of the time, ears 19 percent, legs 13 percent and eyes 12 percent.

Read the 2012 Fireworks Annual Report by Consumer Product Safety Commission.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a fireworks accident, call the personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys.  We have experience helping victims and families of fireworks explosions and we work with families across the U.S.  You should talk with attorneys who can answer your questions and help you decide what are the next steps that will help your family heal.  Carr & Carr has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Springdale in Northwest Arkansas.

Attorney Guy Thiessen Interviewed By Fox-23 News

December 12th, 2013

Tulsa attorney Guy Thiessen was interviewed by Janai Norman of Fox-23 News.  Watch this video to learn who should clean snow and ice off public areas.

Trick-or-treaters Enjoy Halloween Fun At Plaza Santa Cecelia

November 18th, 2013
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Looks like trick-or-treaters came in all ages.
Parece que los trick-or-treaters vinieron de todas las edades.

About 300 children enjoyed trick-or-treating at Plaza Santa Cecilia on Halloween night.  Festivities were held inside the expansive mall, meaning children were safe and warm.  Merchants in the Plaza gave out candy and treats to youngsters.  This is the seventh year that Carr & Carr has sponsored the fun evening.

Trick-or-treaters se divirtieron y disfrutaron Halloween en La Plaza Santa Cecilia.

Cerca de 300 niños disfrutaron trick-or-treating en La Plaza Santa Cecilia en la noche de Halloween. La festividad se llevó a cabo adentro del centro comercial expansivo  permitiendo que los niños estuvieran a salvo y calientes. Los comerciantes dieron dulces y golosinas a los menores. Este es el séptimo año que Carr & Carr patrocina esta noche de diversión.

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Kids dressed up as characters from history, television and spooky places.
Los niños se vistieron de personajes de la historia, televisión y lugares fantasmagóricos.

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These adorable girls were some of the littlest guests.
Estas adorables niñas fueron algunas de los pequeños visitantes.

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How cute are these kids?
Cuan lindos son estos niños?

Wine Bottles + Torch Fuel Oil = Danger

November 8th, 2013
Wine bottles make dangerous tiki-style torches.

Wine bottles make dangerous tiki-style torches.  Avoid deadly, flammable torch fuel.

Wine bottles come in all shapes and sizes and they are perfect for holding wine.  But what they are not perfect for is holding torch fuel for homemade tiki torches.  While it sounds like a nifty do-it-yourself project — turning empty wine bottles into backyard decorations — it can actually be extremely dangerous for children and adults who are near the bottles.

3 Problems With DIY Tiki-style Torches      

  1. People mistake torch fuel containers for containers they can drink from.  Let’s say you build these backyard torches.  Next thing you need to do is fill them with torch fuel.  So you go to the home repair or discount store and buy some of the yellow liquid.  The torch fuel typically comes in a clear plastic bottle which is about the size and shape of an apple juice container.  Do you want in your home or garage a deadly fuel that looks like apple juice that kids drink?  Probably not.  Just a tiny bit of torch fuel can cause injuries to children, and they can even die  from drinking torch fuel.
  2. A glass bottle filled with a flammable liquid and a wick on fire:  that’s a dangerous combination if there ever were one.  If it gets knocked over or falls out of the holder, flammable torch fuel will spill out, traveling past the wick that’s on fire and spreading the potential for fire to whatever it comes in contact with — clothes worn by your friends and family, picnic tables, dry grass in the yard.
  3. A wine bottle with harmful torch fuel inside looks something they can drink from.  Why even take a chance that anyone would confuse the two?  It takes a very small amount of torch fuel to injure or kill a person, especially a child.

Remember, nothing is more important than the safety of your family.

If someone in your family has been injured due to a defective product, contact the personal injury attorneys in TulsaOklahoma City and Springdale in Northwest Arkansas.  Call 1-877-392-4878 or contact us by email to discuss your injuries and possible step nexts.

Property Damage Checklist: Submitting A Claim

October 16th, 2013
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Call Carr & Carr Attorneys if you are having problems with a property damage claim.

After major damage to your home, business, car or other property, there are a few steps that you need to take to help with insurance and other paperwork in the coming months. Overwhelming and often intimidating, submitting property damage claims to your insurance company can be complicated, but may ultimately be worth it if you are eligible to receive financial assistance to help deal with your loss.

Always check to make sure that your family and loved ones are safe. It is always a good idea to seek appropriate medical attention as well, even if you feel that everyone is completely healthy.

Let your most important contacts know exactly where you will be staying.  Give them cell phone and land line numbers if available.  After a disaster, you never know what technology will work.

Make certain that your building/home is secure. It is mostly your responsibility to help make sure that your property does not receive any additional damage. Some ways to do this include:

  • Boarding up windows and/or doors to help keep out vandals. Record all of your expenses relating to this; for example, if you buy plywood, a hammer and nails, save your receipts.
  • Consider putting up a very temporary fence around the perimeter of your property. This could be as simple as yellow caution tape, just to help keep people out.
  • Turn off your gas line, water lines and any electrical power.  Seek professional help if you are not experienced in these areas.
  • Cover the rook with tarp if it is damaged, but do not attempt to do this yourself.  Hire a professional to do this, and keep a record of your expenses.
  • Contact your local police department and request that they patrol your neighborhood more frequently.
  • Frequently check up on your property to make certain that nothing has changed.  Check for break-ins or looting.

Make certain that your personal property is safe and protected.  Secure all other valuables that are near the property damage, to help prevent further harm.  Possibly move the damaged property to a portable storage unit for the time being.  Never throw away damaged property because it needs to be documented by photos or video. There is insurance value in every item of yours that has been destroyed.

Take plenty of photographs and videos.  Pictures can help locate and identify significant property damage later on. You will have a digital representation of the damage done.  Some cameras and smartphones or apps allow you to mark the photo with the date the picture was taken to help prove your claim.  If yours does, turn on this feature to document

Call your insurance agent and file a claim as soon as possible. It is helpful to have an accomplished lawyer with you during this stage of the process, as they can help to make sure that your provider does not try to cheat you out of anything.

Continue to make your mortgage and insurance payments.  Even if your home is destroyed, you must still make payments and make sure they are on time.

Get in touch with your various utility companies.  Find out about deposits, payments that are due and any safety issues.

Obtain a full and complete copy of your insurance policy. This is good to have on hand for your own personal reference and it can be retrieved by calling your insurance agent.

If there was a fire, be sure to get all of the records from the fire department. Their statements could help increase your settlement amount.

Keep an accurate account of all your living expenses during this time. If you are forced to stay at a hotel, eat out or use more gasoline as a result of the property damage, you may be able to receive compensation for some of those costs. Keep all of your receipts.

If your home or business has been damaged due to a natural disaster — such as the tornadoes in Moore and El Reno – contact the insurance bad faith lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys by filling out the form to the right or calling 1-877-392-4878.  We might be able to help you if your insurance company is acting in bad faith.  Your insurance company is not supposed to refuse to pay a valid and properly documented claim.  If your insurance company refuses to pay your claim,  you have options available to protect your family and home.  With offices in Oklahoma CityTulsa and Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, we can help you to matter where your property damage issue occurred.

Can My Insurance Company Refuse To Pay My Claim?

October 16th, 2013
insurance denial bad faith claim

Your insurance company should not refuse to pay a valid, properly documented claim. Call Carr & Carr Attorneys if you are not being treated fairly.

Your insurance company is not supposed to refuse to pay a valid and properly documented claim. If your company refuses to pay your claim,  you have options available to you  to protect your family and home.

What can I do when my insurance company refuses to pay my claim?

You have a right to challenge an insurance company’s wrongful denial of coverage.  Additionally, you may be able to sue them for insurance bad faith for failure to pay on a valid claim. You can fight back with the help of an experienced team of bad faith insurance lawyers – the team of Carr & Carr Attorneys in Oklahoma and Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, in Texas. We defend the rights of our clients, and we are ready to help you take legal action to receive the financial compensation you deserve. With our help, you may be able to recover:

  • the fair value of your original claim for coverage
  • monetary damages for the wrongs you have suffered as a result of the insurance company’s wrongful refusal to pay.

In some cases, an insurance company will fail to pay on a claim without conducting any type of investigation into the claim; they simply refuse. In other cases, they may dispute the validity of the claim by arguing that the damage was caused by factors that are not covered by the terms of the policy. For example, the insurance company may claim that even though the walls of your home have structural damage, the problem was not caused by a tornado such as the ones in Moore, Oklahoma.  Also, roof damage and repairs after the Moore and El Reno tornados have been a problem for some local homeowners.

Whatever the circumstances of your situation, if you believe that you have been unfairly denied the coverage for which you have been paying, contact an Oklahoma City insurance bad faith attorney to learn whether you have grounds to sue.  Call 405-491-4272 today to see what options you have and whether we can help your family during this difficult time.

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