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Recalls 9.23.22

Spalding® Momentous EZ Portable Basketball Goals Recalled by Russell Brands Due to Impact Injury Hazard- over 13,000 units sold
Consumers should immediately stop using the portable basketball goals and contact Spalding to arrange for a technician to remove the original arm and install a new arm on the goal system. Spalding is contacting all known purchasers.
This recall involves Spalding Momentous EZ Assembly Portable Basketball Goals. The goals have a 50 inch or 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with a visible “H-frame” providing support behind the backboard, or a 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with aluminum trim, but no H-frame. All backboard styles are attached to a black metal pole with a black metal arm. “Spalding” is printed on the front of the black base and “6E” is molded on the back. The numbers 1010, 1011 or 1012 are printed to the right of the CAUTION statement on the front of the backboard.
The firm has received 26 reports of weld failures including three backboards separating from the pole. One injury involving the backboard hitting a consumer on the shoulder/upper torso and one injury hitting a consumer on the head has been reported.
Academy and Scheels stores nationwide and online at Spalding.com and Amazon.com from May 2021 through April 2022 for about between $400 and $600.
Recalled on Sept, 2022, number 22-227.


Mr Maria Recalls Miffy First Lights Due to Burn Hazard
This recall involves Miffy First Lights with a blue color label on the bottom. The lights are about 12 inches tall and are made from silicone and have a white exterior in the shape of a rabbit. The LED light has a step dimmer and USB charger. The model number Mr LED 11 or Mr. LED 11A is printed on the blue-colored label on the bottom of the light. The recalled lights were produced in 2017 and 2018. The production year is embossed in a circle on the bottom right foot of the light; a “7” on the right side of the arrow represents 2017 and an “8” on the right side of the arrow represents 2018. Models with only a blue-colored label on the bottom of the unit are included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Miffy First Lights and visit https://www.mrmaria.com/bluemodule for instructions on how to determine which LED module is being recalled. Consumers who purchased the Miffy First LED Light at a local store, should bring the light to the store to have the module replaced free of charge. Consumers who purchased the light online (or if the retailer is no longer in business) should take one photo of the blue label on the bottom of the light and one photo of the date embossed underneath the right foot of the light and email both photos together with their shipping address and phone number to [email protected] to receive an upgraded LED module free of charge.
The firm has not received any reports of incidents yet and no injuries have been reported.
Sold at baby boutiques, gift shops and children’s stores nationwide, including MoMA, New York City; Clic Gallery, New York City; Albee Baby, New York City; Aldea Home, San Francisco; Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; and Tabletop, Potomac, Maryland from July 2018 through September 2019 for about $100.
Recalled on September 22, 2022, number 22-226.


Accompany USA Recalls Ceramic Mugs with Cork Bottoms Due to Burn Hazard – over 25,000 units sold
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceramic mugs and contact Accompany USA to receive a full refund.
This recall involves Accompany USA Ceramic Mugs with Cork Bottoms sold as and/or given out for free as promotional products with company or other logos. The ceramic mugs are white with cork bottoms. They measure about four inches high and four inches wide.
Accompany USA has received one report of the mug breaking after hot liquid was poured into it. No injuries have been reported.
Sold online at www.accompanyusa.com, https://logomark.com, www.vision1usa.com, https://nccustom.com/brand/lanco, https://infinityiwc.square.site, and https://admartproducts.com from February 2022 through August 2022 for about $2.
Recall number: 22-228, recalled on September 22, 2022.

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Social Media – Facebook and Instagram

At Carr and Carr our team of over 40 professionals are here to help you. We have been serving injured Oklahomans since 1973. With offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we have a staff available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of 12 attorneys and our dedicated staff are here to help you when you need it the most.

We represent young adults or parents of adolescents who became addicted to Facebook and/or Instagram and suffered serious mental health injuries, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation.

A few of the listed negative experiences tied to social media are; fear of missing out, inadequacy about your life, isolation, cyberbullying, emotional exhaustion, low quality of sleep, and self-absorption. Many of these experiences create a cycle of users returning repeatedly.

Social media platforms are aware of the dangers they are introducing to young adults, the vulnerable and at-risk users to generate profits. Addictive tactics are being used based on rewarding behaviors and tracking focus and engagements to create dopamine like other addictions.

According to Data Reportal: 17 of the largest social media platforms had at least 300 million active users in July 2022. Facebook has 2.936 billion monthly active users and Instagram has a potential advertising reach of 1.44 billion. A 2018 study by Hopelab and Well Being found that 93% of youth aged 14-22 use social media daily. Earthweb states that teens spend an average of three hours a day on social media, while some reported spending up to 9 hours on social media.

If you or someone you love have suffered serious mental health injuries and believe it is tied to the use of social media platforms, we may be able to help. Our experienced Oklahoma and Arkansas attorneys have fought for our clients in courts across the country. We have successfully represented people who have suffered a wide range of devastating injuries. Call us today at 866-510-0580 for a free, no-obligation consultation or contact us online to get started now.

Tylenol Lawsuit Information

The makers of over-the-counter drugs have an obligation to ensure the products they manufacture are safe when used as directed.

Yet every year thousands of people are harmed by dangerous drugs, and at Carr & Carr, we believe the manufacturers should be held responsible.

Call us today at 866-510-0580 for a free, no-obligation consultation or contact us online to get started now.

Tylenol and Acetaminophen:

Studies have shown that taking Tylenol or other private label APAP during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or ADHD.

In 2018, researchers did a meta-analysis of seven studies involving 132,738 pairs of mothers and children. The analysis revealed a 20% higher risk of autism for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen in the womb.

In 2019, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose cord blood samples contained the highest levels of acetaminophen — the generic name for the drug Tylenol — were roughly three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in childhood, compared to children with the lowest levels of acetaminophen in their cord blood.

  • UCLAHEALTH.ORG

“The causes of ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder are not well understood, but both environmental and genetic factors clearly contribute,” says Beate R. Ritz, MD, PhD, chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. “We know there has been a rapid increase in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, over the past decades; it is likely there are environmental components.” The UCLA researchers used the Danish National Birth Cohort, a nationwide study of pregnancies and children, to examine pregnancy complications and diseases in offspring as a function of factors operating in early life. The cohort focuses especially on the side effects of medications and infections.

Carr & Carr Attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured people since 1973. Our law firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements for cases involving defective or dangerous products.

We’ve helped victims from across the country get the financial security they need to cope with medical costs and move forward with their lives.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options, and we don’t charge for our services unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

Call us today at 866-510-0580 to arrange a complimentary consultation or contact us online. Our dangerous drug attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with victims of dangerous products nationwide.

Why Working With an Attorney Is Always Best After an Injury

If you get injured in Oklahoma, there may be severe financial consequences. Medical bills and lost wages can affect your finances immediately, and long-term care and reduced earning potential can create a monetary burden for years to come. This situation is even more frustrating for individuals who weren’t at fault for their injuries: drunk driving victims, neglected nursing home residents, or users of a defective product.

Generally, injury victims are told to file an insurance claim to receive compensation. But this process can be complicated and stressful, and insurance providers don’t always offer fair settlements. Sometimes, the only way to receive fair financial compensation is through a personal injury lawsuit.

The team of injury attorneys at Carr & Carr has helped many Oklahoma residents seek compensation via insurance claims or lawsuits. We’ll listen to your story and help you get the money you deserve to cover medical bills and other financial expenses. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call our OKC office at 405-691-1600.

Inadequate Insurance Settlements

Car or truck accidents are common causes of injuries in Oklahoma. If you’re injured in a car accident, one of the first things you should do is contact your insurance provider, even if you weren’t at fault (or were only partially at fault) for the accident. Under Oklahoma’s modified comparative fault laws, multiple parties can be liable in an accident, which can affect compensation via insurance claims and injury lawsuits.

Regardless of the exact circumstances of the accident, however, filing an insurance claim can often end the same way. The liable party’s insurance provider offers you an extremely low settlement for your injuries. In many cases, these lowball insurance offers aren’t enough to cover your initial medical bills, much less the cost of lost wages, ongoing treatments, and other financial consequences.

Insurance providers are businesses, and they will usually try to get away with paying as little as possible on a claim. Tring to negotiate an insurance settlement on your own can be a stressful experience.

High-Pressure Tactics

Unfortunately, insurance providers often use unsavory tactics to minimize the amount they pay on claims. The adjuster may try to rush through the process, making the victim feel like they must accept the first settlement offer immediately or risk losing the chance of any compensation. Another common tactic is using aggressive, “hard sell” language to try to pressure or guilt victims into accepting a low settlement offer.

It’s essential to remember that an insurance provider is a for-profit company. The adjuster assigned to your case may be a decent person, but their loyalty is to their employer, not to you. When you’re talking to anyone from an insurance company, remember that they’re working in the company’s best interest, not yours.

The Advantages of Hiring an Injury Attorney in Oklahoma

You may think that hiring an attorney automatically means you’ll have to file a personal injury lawsuit. But that’s not the case. A personal injury attorney can provide support and expertise to help you understand your options and let you know whether an insurance settlement offer is fair.

By calling an attorney after your injury, you can gain an ally for the entire claims process. Insurance providers are often more willing to offer high settlements to claimants who have legal representation. And if you do decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, having a lawyer with you from the beginning makes it easier to gather evidence and build a strong case.

Contact Carr & Carr for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, on someone else’s property, or by a defective product, you may be able to file an insurance claim. However, insurance providers often use high-pressure tactics and lowball settlement offers to limit the amount of money they have to pay to claimants. When you’re recovering from an injury, trying to get a fair insurance settlement just adds stress to an already difficult time.

At Carr & Carr, we know the ins and outs of insurance tactics. We’re dedicated to helping injured Oklahoma residents get the money they need to cover their medical bills and lost wages. If you’ve been injured, call us to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you understand what options you have and help you seek fair compensation, whether that means filing an insurance claim or an injury lawsuit. To reach our Oklahoma City office, call 405-691-1600 or contact us online.

Back to School Backpack Drive – 233 backpacks!

Thank you, Green Country for coming out and donating school supplies and backpacks for the “2 Cares for the Community” and Carr and Carr’s 3rd annual backpack drive benefitting The Pencil Box. We raised 233 backpacks and many monetary donations!

Carr and Carr had the opportunity to tour The Pencil Box this last week and see the supplies offered to our Tulsa community teachers. We met with Executive Director, Nancy Bolzle and many of the volunteers who the majority are retired teachers.

If you would like to learn more about The Pencil Box, please visit their website at: https://www.thepencilbox.org/

We are proud to sponsor and host this event and hope to for years to come. Thank you, Tulsa, Channel 2 and The Pencil Box!

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune – North Carolina Water Contamination Claims for Compensation

A recent federal law provides compensation for injuries caused by contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Individuals who may seek compensation include those who resided, worked, or were otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) to contaminated water supplied by the United States at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for not less than 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987. Legal representatives of those individuals who have died or who are not competent may also seek compensation.

The toxic contaminants in that water may have caused conditions which include adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, renal toxicity, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), lung cancer, hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease), miscarriage, cardiac (heart related) birth defect (in utero only), birth defect/birth injury (in utero only), female infertility, childhood leukemia, childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or neurobehavioral effects. This list will change as scientific studies progress.

Individuals and representatives must make claims for compensation to the federal government and file lawsuits in federal court in North Carolina.

Carr & Carr has been a trusted Oklahoma based law firm for almost 50 years. We have helped thousands of clients obtain compensation for injuries. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries or for those of a loved one caused by contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The time to bring claims for compensation is limited. Contact us online or call 918-747-1000 to schedule a free consultation.

Carr and Carr’s Backpack Drive

Please join us for the Carr and Carr Attorneys 3rd annual backpack drive. We teamed up with 2 Cares for the Community to host a backpack drive on July 20th at the 2 News studios at 3701 S. Peoria Drive | Tulsa, OK to benefit The Pencil Box.

As students get ready to go back to school, many families cannot afford to get their children the basics. The Pencil Box’s mission is every child deserves the supplies they need to succeed in school. Our mission is to maximize the academic potential of underserved students, equalize the learning experience and give hope for a brighter future by offering school supplies, educational tools, and incentive items necessary for successful learning.

2021 school supply impact study:

  • 70% of Tulsa public-school students arrive on the first day of school without the necessary supplies;
  • 78% percent of Tulsa public-school students do not have adequate school supplies at home to complete homework;
  • 82% percent of Tulsa public-school students’ families are unable to replenish supplies when exhausted.

The goals of Pencil Box:

  • Ensure every child in Tulsa County has the school supplies needed for school success.
  • Offer students hope for tomorrow by empowering them for success today.
  • Provide a wide variety of materials that support successful learning and enrichment.
  • Grow the organization to support all qualifying schools in Tulsa County.
  • Reduce the out-of-pocket financial burden many public school teachers face.

Since 1973 Carr and Carr have served the Oklahoma community. We hope you will join us and donate to help our local Tulsa students be prepared to return to school.

Recalls 6.21.22

TJX Recalls Egg Chairs Due to Fall Hazard; Sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense Stores- over 30,600 units sold

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled egg chairs and return them to any Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, or Homesense stores for their choice of either a full refund or a refund in the form of a store gift card. Consumers can also contact TJX for instructions on how to disassemble and dispose of the chair to receive either a full refund or refund in the form of a store gift card.

This recall involves nest swing egg chairs sold under the Tommy Bahama and Martha Stewart brands. The chairs have a metal circle base that attaches to a metal pole, from which the oval-shaped wicker chairs hang by hook and chain. The chairs were sold with a round cushion for seating and a hangtag with the brand name “Martha Stewart” or “Tommy Bahama.”

Eight of the nine styles were also sold with an additional decorative pillow. One of the following style numbers is printed on a second hangtag attached to the product: PMK-6501, PMK-6503, PMK-6503-N, PMK-6505, PMK-6506, PMK-6507, PMK-6508, PMK-6509, or PMK-6510.

The firm has received 27 reports of the chairs collapsing or tipping over, including 19 reports of injuries, including cuts, scrapes, soreness and one report of broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense stores nationwide from December 2018 through April 2022 for between $300 and $350.

Recalled on June 16, 2022, number 22-163.


Schneider ElectricTM Recalls 1.4 Million Electrical Panels Due to Thermal Burn and Fire Hazards

Schneider Electric is directly contacting all known retailers, distributors, homeowners, and any other individuals that purchased or installed the recalled product. All purchasers and installers should immediately contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have the recalled load centers inspected by trained electricians to determine if replacement or repair is required. This inspection and any resulting replacement or repair is free of charge.

Consumers can find the catalog number and date code on indoor load centers inside the door of the panel. Consumers should immediately contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have the recalled load center inspected by a trained electrician to determine if repair is required. This inspection and any resulting repair is free of charge. Consumers who continue to use the load centers while awaiting the free repair should have working smoke alarms in their homes. For uninstalled products, consumers should contact Schneider Electric for a free repair or replacement.

The firm has received one report of an incident of a loose wire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at authorized Schneider Electric distributors and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menard’s from February 2020 through January 2022 for between $90 and $1,660.

Recalled on June 16, 2022, number 22-159.


Sienhua Group Recalls WarmWave and Hunter Ceramic Tower Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – over 580,000 units sold

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters, unplug the unit, and follow the instructions online at (www.homeproductservice.com/recall) on how to properly sever the electrical cord to make the unit unusable, and contact the distributor, Sienhua Group (North America), to receive a prorated refund.

The firm has received eight customer reports of fire at the plug or cord and dozens of customer reports of the plug or cord overheating. There have been no reports of injury or death and one report of minor property damage.

Sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, eBay, and other websites from September 2013 through February 2022 for about $30 to $40 depending on when purchased.

Recall number: 22-168, recalled on June 16, 2022.

Carr and Carr Attorneys
Carr and Carr Attorneys have helped people in Oklahoma and across the nation with dangerous and defective products. Call us today for a free consultation.

Trucking Accidents by the Numbers 2022

Trucking accidents are unfortunately common in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S. With I-40 and I-35 both passing through Oklahoma City, this area gets a lot of commercial traffic including semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, box trucks, and other large vehicles. When big trucks get into accidents, the resulting injuries and property damage can be catastrophic.

The Carr & Carr team has decades of experience advocating for victims of Oklahoma trucking accidents. We help them recover monetary damages to reduce the strain of medical bills and lost income. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a trucking accident, call our Oklahoma City office at 888-572-1159 or schedule a consultation online.

Trucking Accident Statistics in Oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there were a total of 4,784 crashes in the state in 2020 (the most recent year for which data is available) that involved large trucks. Those crashes resulted in 75 fatalities and 1,563 injuries.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

Data from the National Safety Council indicates that in 2020, large trucks accounted for 9 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes despite the fact that they were only 4 percent of all registered vehicles. In the same year, 107,000 large trucks were involved in injury crashes throughout the U.S.

Nationally, most fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2020 occurred in rural areas, on non-interstate roads, and during the day. The highest number of crashes happened in October, and April had the fewest large truck crashes.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Oklahoma

According to the OHSO, 29 percent of the truck crashes that happened in Oklahoma in 2020 occurred on interstate highways. Additionally, 24 percent of large truck crashes happened on city streets, and 13.1 percent occurred on county roads. The majority of large truck crashes (approximately 70 percent) involved two vehicles.

The OHSO also provides details about the causes of trucking accidents in the state. For truck drivers, the most common factors that contribute to an accident are the following:

  • Improper act/movement (e.g. improper backing, failure to signal, improperly secured load, sleepiness, etc.)
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to pay attention
  • Improper turning

For drivers of other vehicles that were involved in large truck crashes, these were the most common contributing factors:

  • Failure to yield
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Improper act/movement (e.g. ignoring warning signals, sleepiness, failure to signal, etc.)
  • Inattention
  • Speeding

When it comes to injuries and fatalities in large truck accidents, it often doesn’t matter who was at fault for the accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, passenger vehicle occupants account for most deaths in large truck crashes, simply because trucks have a higher clearance and weigh significantly more.

Trucking Accident Injuries

Truck crashes can cause a wide variety of severe injuries:

In these types of accidents, pedestrians and occupants of passenger vehicles have a greater risk of injury than occupants of large trucks.

Compensation claims for large truck accidents can be complicated because there are several potentially liable parties. The truck driver, the transportation company, the truck maintenance provider, the cargo crew, and/or the manufacturer of the truck’s parts could be liable. An experienced truck accident attorney can simplify the claims process and help victims understand their options for seeking compensation.

Call Carr & Carr After a Trucking Accident in Oklahoma

Trucking accidents can be devastating, especially for pedestrians and occupants of smaller vehicles. Liable parties and their insurance providers frequently offer low-ball settlements that aren’t enough to cover the financial and emotional consequences that the victims experience. In many cases, the only way to get fair compensation is through a personal injury claim.

At Carr & Carr, we are dedicated to helping Oklahoma residents who have been impacted by trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed, contact our office to learn what legal options you have for pursuing a claim. You can schedule a free consultation online or call our Oklahoma City office at 888-572-1159.

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