Almost 38 million fire extinguishers have been recalled for not working. Unfortunately, the defective fire extinguishers resulted in one fatality and numerous injuries. The fire extinguishers in question were manufactured by Kidde and were recalled because they do not activate, primarily due to the nozzle detaching. To view more about the recall, please click here. Continue reading “Defective Fire Extinguishers Recalled”
Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks due to a defect that may prevent the doors from opening or closing properly.
The recall affects F-150 trucks with model years between 2015 and 2017, as well as model-year 2017 Super Duty trucks. According to a Consumer Reports article on the recall, a faulty door latch or bent actuation cable may impair the proper opening or closing of the vehicles’ doors. Continue reading “Faulty Doors Spur Ford to Recall 1M Pickups”
In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), furniture manufacturer Ameriwood announced it is recalling 1.6 million of its Mainstays brand chests of drawers due to a tip-over risk.
According to the CPSC, the product is unstable and poses a potentially deadly hazard to children. A 4-year-old was reportedly injured when one of the dressers fell on him. Continue reading “Child Injury Sparks Recall of 1.6M Dressers Sold in Walmart Stores”
Airbags are meant to prevent serious head and neck injuries from occurring in a car accident (or, at the very least, reduce the severity of these injuries). When a wreck occurs and your car’s airbags do not deploy as intended, you and your passengers may be seriously injured – or even killed. Pat Carr of the Tulsa car accident law firm of Carr & Carr indicates that drivers and/or passengers who are injured by a defective airbag may have a claim for compensation against the airbag manufacturer or automaker, depending on the specific facts of the injury crash. An experienced and knowledgeable car crash attorney will need to evaluate the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine if the injury victim may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury claim. Continue reading “Do I Have a Claim if My Car’s Airbags Don’t Deploy?”
If you’ve contracted a dangerous bacterial infection after heart valve replacements or coronary artery bypass graft surgery – and possibly received a warning letter from a hospital regarding a defective machine used during your operation – you need to contact Carr & Carr immediately.
Carr & Carr is currently investigating cases for patients who have developed severe bacterial infections associated with the use of a heater-cooler device used during heart surgeries. Continue reading “DANGER ALERT: Heater-Cooler Units Used in Heart Surgeries Cause Infections”
Many people prefer a natural gas stove to an electric one. The fact that gas cooktops often provide better temperature control and are less expensive to operate make purchasing a gas stove an attractive option. The initial investment can be high, but it more than pays for the expense in the long run, many people agree. Continue reading “Defects in GE Gas Range Pose Health Threat”
Many consumer products are dangerous if their warnings are dismissed and the products are used incorrectly. Consider the cleaning products available at your grocery store, for example, or the power tools you use for lawn maintenance and other projects around the house.Continue reading “What Makes a Product Unreasonably Dangerous?”
SharkNinja has recalled 1.1 million blenders due to a laceration risk posed by the blender if a consumer pours the pitcher or inverts the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher. There have already been 53 consumers who have reported injuries. The recall involves 12 different models of Ninja professional blenders. Continue reading “SharkNinja Ninja blenders recalled”
If you’ve had surgery involving a metal implant — such as a hip replacement or knee replacement — and then developed a serious infection which forced an amputation of your arm or leg, you should learn more about a potentially dangerous medical device called the Bair Hugger warming blanket. Continue reading “Danger Alert: Surgical Infection After Hip Or Knee Replacement, Related To Bair Hugger Warming Blankets”
The Fourth of July can be a dangerous holiday when adults and children are injured by defective fireworks. Unfortunately, poorly designed or manufactured fireworks can explode at the wrong time, sending children and adults to hospital emergency rooms. Homes or businesses can be damaged or destroyed by fires caused by fireworks. Continue reading “Fourth Of July Injuries May Be Caused By Defective Fireworks”