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Target Recalls Weighted Blankets

The kid’s Pillowfort weighted blanket has been recalled from Target department chain after reports of two young girls suffocating underneath one, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in December 2022.

The attorneys at Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law have been helping injured victims across the nation since 1973.  We have successfully represented many products cases and helped insure the compensation you deserve.

If the Target weighted blanket was responsible for the harm or death suffered by you or a loved one, our product liability attorneys are here to help. Call us at 866-510-0580 or contact us online for a free case consultation.

Pillowfort

CPSC and Target are urging consumers to stop using the recalled weighted blankets immediately and contact Target for a refund. Sold excluxively at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com. The blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, are announcing the recall of about 204,000 Pillowfort Weighted Blankets, where a young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation.

A 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl reportedly became entrapped in the cover of the weighted blanket and died due to asphyxia at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in April 2022. Target has received four reports of children becoming entrapped in these weighted blankets, including the two fatalities.

This recall involves Pillowfort Weighted Blankets.  The blankets weigh 6 pounds, measure 60 inches long and 40 inches wide and have a removable, waterproof, washable cover. The blankets come in eight prints or colors including unicorn white, space navy, pink, blue, gray, buffalo plaid red, blue constellation, and unicorn pink. Item numbers 097-02-0140 (Unicorn – White), 097-02-0148 (Space Navy), 097-02-0361(Pink), 097-02-0363 (Blue), 097-02-0364 (Gray), 097-02-1603 (Buffalo Plaid – Red), 097-02-3904 (Blue Constellation) and 097-02-3905 (Unicorn – Pink) are printed on the fabric tag attached to the removable covers of the blankets.

The weighted blankets were manufactured in China and recalled on December 22, 2022, recall number: 23-078.

Target exclusively sold the recalled weighted blankets at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com. The blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40.

If the Target weighted blanket was responsible for the harm or death suffered by you or a loved one, our product liability attorneys are here to help. Call us at 866-510-0580 or contact us online for a free case consultation.

Philips CPAP Lawsuit – Recall, Settlements & Legal Help

Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law are offering free consultations to individuals who used Philips CPAP machines and have since been medically treated for lung injuries or cancer.

We have been helping Oklahomans and clients nationwide in lawsuits against defective and/or dangerous products manufacturers since 1973. 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.

CPAP

On June 14, 2021, Philips announced a voluntary recall for various Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices.

The recall provides potential health risks the company identified in their devices’ polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component. This component can disintegrate or outgas, causing users to inhale and/or ingest toxic and possibly carcinogenic substances. The recalled devices include those in the first-generation DreamStation product family.

Philips first publicized the adverse, foam-related effects of its CPAP and Bi-Level PAP devices in its first-quarter 2021 company report. Based on reports and testing, Philips determined the PE-PUR foam could degrade into particles. These particles can then enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user. Furthermore, the foam may off-gas certain chemicals.

Philips further explained that unapproved cleaning methods, including ozone, can exacerbate foam degradation, as can specific environmental conditions that involve high humidity and temperature. Philips states these environmental conditions involve the climate and temperatures of the locations where the devices are being used and stored, not the temperature and humidity caused by a patient’s use of the devices.

The CPAP User Manual for the first-generation DreamStation product family—which comprises most of the affected medical devices—failed to warn of these potential health risks.

Side Effects and Injuries from Philips CPAP Machines

Philips reports the following potential health risks caused by the foam degradation in the recalled CPAP and Bi-Level PAP devices.

Particulate Exposure Health Risks

  • Cancer
  • Possible toxic effects
  • Respiratory issues
  • Effects to liver, kidneys, and other organs
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation of eye, skin, and respiratory tract
  • Headaches

According to Philips, patients have also reported black debris/particles in the airpath circuit of the machines. The company has received patient complaints about sinus infection, chest pressure, upper airway irritation, and headaches.

Carr & Carr Attorneys At Law

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.

Carr and Carr Attorneys Help Grieving Children

Carr and Carr Attorneys of Oklahoma City and Tulsa are pleased to partner with Calm Waters, an Oklahoma City community organization dedicated to helping children grieve the loss of a loved one, on a Holiday gift-giving community initiative.  We are asking for your help in a toy drive this November and December.  Drop off your toys this November and December at Carr and Carr Attorneys at 1350 SW 89th St. Oklahoma City, or at Calm Waters at 501 N. Walker in Oklahoma City.

The Calm Waters mission is to help children and families in their grief journey caused by death, divorce, or other significant loss.

The Calm Waters vision is to be the leading provider of grief support services for children and families throughout Central Oklahoma, serving as a safe place for those who have experienced a loss to receive grief resources, peer support, and hope for the future. Calm Waters will be recognized as the expert on grief and trauma as it relates to loss, using research-based curriculum and programming.

Since 1973 Carr and Carr Attorneys have served the Oklahoma community. We hope you will join us and donate to help our children. Thank you, Oklahoma City, KFOR and Calm Waters!

Carr and Carr’s 3rd annual Turkey Trot 5k to Raise Shoes and Funds for Tulsa Day Center

2022 TURKEY TROT TULSA
DONATE YOUR SHOES TO THE HOMELESS

Carr & Carr Attorneys is donating $10 to Tulsa Day Center for each of the first 250 pairs of shoes donated at packet pickup.

Each year Tulsans gather on the day after Thanksgiving and run a 5k or a 1 mile fun run in downtown Tulsa. Join us this year as Carr and Carr partners with Fleet Feet to raise shoes and money for the Tulsa Day Center. Gently used or new shoes will be collected at Fleet Feet or Carr and Carr leading up to the race or on the day of the race.

Please help us give back to our community!

Click here to register!

Recalls 10.13.22

Newair Recalls Magic Chef Air Fryers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – over 11,000 units sold

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and provide a picture of the rating label to the firm to receive instructions to disable the air fryer and receive a refund in the form of a newair.com credit. The credit amount will be $50 or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. No receipt is needed to get the $50 credit.

This recall involves the Magic Chef Air Fryer Digital Air Fryer oven with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white). Magic Chef is printed on the top of the fryers and the rating label on the bottom has the brand name Magic Chef along with the model number. The air fryers measure about 13 inches by 15 inches by 14 inches.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold online at Newair.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, and Target.com from July 2018 through September 2020 for between $115 to $138.

Recalled on October 13, 2022, number 23-012.


E-Bikes Recalled Due to Fire, Explosion and Burn Hazards; Distributed by Ancheer

This recall involves Ancheer e-bikes with model number AM001907. The model number can be found on the e-bike packaging and in the instruction manual but cannot be found on the bike itself. A water bottle shaped cylindrical battery distinguishes model AM001907 from other models. The bikes are black and have 26-inch wheels. “Ancheer” is printed on the downtube.

Consumers should stop using the recalled e-bikes immediately and contact Ancheer for a free replacement battery and battery mount.

Ancheer has received six reports of incidents involving fire, explosions, or sparks, including four reports of burn injuries.

Sold online at www.aliexpress.com, www.ancheer.shop, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.newegg.com, www.overstock.com, www.rakuten.com, www.sears.com, www.walmart.com and www.wish.com from January 2016 through June 2022 for between $280 and $930.

Recalled on October 13, 2022, number 23-007.


Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys Due to Choking Hazard; Manufactured by Addo Play; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com– over 9,000 units sold

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children, stop using the recalled red cube, discard them, and contact Addo Play for a free replacement red cube. The shape sorter toy can be used without the red cube.

This recall involves the Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights and Sounds Shape Sorter toys. The toy has a white and gray base, holds six colored, shaped pieces with lights, and makes sounds and music. “Little Senses” is printed on the side of the base.  The toy was marketed for children between ages 6 to 36 months of age.  The item code for the sorter toy 82756 is located on the base of the main unit.

Sold online at Amazon.com from October 2020 through August 2022 for about $25.

Recall number: 22-228, recalled on October 13, 2022.


Carr and Carr Attorneys

At Carr and Carr Attorneys we have helped people in Oklahoma and across America with injuries from  dangerous or defective products. Call us today for a free consultation.

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.

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.

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