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Potential Burn Hazard Prompts Tea Light Holder Recall

By PSB Admin on May 7, 2012

Farm Glass & Metal Spiral Tea Light Holders imported by the Middleboro, Massachusetts-based Nantucket Distributing Company are being recalled due to a possible fire hazard associated with the product’s use.

The recalled spiral tea light holder features red, orange and green flowers painted on glass.  The product, which was produced in China, has a UPC number of 000015931955.  This number is displayed on the bottom of the item.  Tea lights can be contained within the item by way of a metal insert meant to display the lights within the glass body of the structure.  The recalled spiral tea lights were sold at Christmas Tree Shops throughout the country between July and March of last year.

At issue is a fault with the product’s design.  The lights can burn higher than what would be considered safe, and as such, persons using these lights are put at risk of being burned themselves.  Already the firm has received one report of a customer’s hand sustaining a burn due to a heightened flame.

Consumers who may be in possession of one or more of the 6,200 or so tea light holders affected by the recall are being advised to discontinue use immediately and return the item to any nearby Christmas Tree Shop.  A full refund is being issed on the product.

I’m sorry to see any product pose a danger as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles.  It’s my desire that all products be safe for use, and barring that, I hope as a Fresno personal injury lawyer that everyone pays close attention to recall information so they can avert disaster.

Henry Farms Soybean Sprouts Listeria Fear Sparks Recall

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on April 27, 2012

Today marks the second time in as many days that there’s been a recall of sprouts.  This time, though, the recall affects soybean sprouts as opposed to alfalfa sprouts.

The Woodford, Virginia-based Henry’s Farm Inc. announced the recall, which encompasses Natural Spring Water Soybean Sprouts and bulk Soybean Sprouts.  The f first item mentioned was available in clear 1.5 pound plastic packages that did not have a product code.  And the bulk items, which clocked in at approximately 10 pounds, did not have a label or a code.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services determined that certain of the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This was confirmed by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory.  Although there haven’t been any instances of sickness in conjunction with the consumption of this product, consumers are being advised to return the item for a complete refund.  The items were only available in Washington D.C. and the states of Virginia and Maryland.

Listeria monocytogenes are dangerous because they can cause listeriosis, a nuisance which can cause nausea, headaches, and more in healthy individuals but which can cause a potentially fatal infection in a person who has a weakened immune system.

I’m sorry to see another sprout recall as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles.  Food safety is so important to maintaining public health that I can’t help but wish that these situations could be avoided.  I hope as a San Diego personal injury lawyer that no one becomes ill from this threat.

Listeriosis Risk Prompts Recall of New York Alfalfa Sprouts

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on April 26, 2012

The threat of food infection has reared its head again, prompting the recall of an item widely available throughout New York.

Honeoye Falls, New York-based Alfa Sprouts initiated the recall, which affects Organic Alfalfa Sprouts of the Springwater Sprouts brand and 3# Clover Sprouts available for purchase in bulk.  The former item comes in a four ounce clam shell package and has a 4/28/2012 sell by date.  The latter has a production code of P93.  Although both products were available in New York, the Clover Sprouts were only shipped to upstate New York.  More than 100 pounds of product is affected by this recall.

The safety issue comes from the threat of listeriosis.  Testing conducted by inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets showed that the sprouts had been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This was confirmed by officials with the Food Laboratory.

There have yet to be reported illnesses in conjunction with the sprout contamination.  Listeriosis can cause nausea, fever, or abdominal pain in healthy people, but the infection risk it poses to those with a weakened immune system can be deadly.  Those who have purchased the compromised product can return it for a complete refund.

Being a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I’m disturbed by the numerous recalls issued every week.  This story is no different.  I hope as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles that the threat of infection remains just that, a threat, and that it does not get the chance to become reality.

Fuel Leakage Issue Prompts Recall of Husqvarna Grass Trimmer

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on April 4, 2012

It seems like everyday there’s a new product recall that affects thousands of people across the country, and today is no different.

Husqvarna Professional Products, a company based out of North Carolina, has announced a recall of 19,500 grass trimmers and an additional 6,500 hedge trimmers.

Manufactured in China, the items were available at a number of Husqvarna retailers across the country, including Sears and Lowes, between May 2011 and January of this year.  They retailed anywhere from $150 to $320.

The safety issue has to do with a rubber spacer on the device.  This component is supposed to secure the fuel lines inside the fuel tank.  However, a leak can spring from the rubber spacer, which would create a fire hazard.  There have already been seven reports of leakage, although thankfully, no injuries appear to have occurred in conjunction with this defect.

Consumers are being advised to cease usage of the hedge and grass trimmers at once.  They can bring the trimmers back from the dealer that it was purchased from, at which point the item will be repaired for no charge.

As a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, I’m sad to see yet another product get recalled because of a defect.  Trimmers like this could be dangerous if not used properly anyway, so it’s disheartening to see a flaw create an additional hazard.  I hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that no one gets hurt because of this item.

Undeclared Egg Presence Forces Bin-Bin Cracker Recall

By PSB Admin on February 3, 2012

Bin-Bin Rice Crackers and Bin-Bin Snow Rice Crackers that were distributed by President Global Corporation between January 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 are being recalled. The recall has been issued because of the presence of egg, which has not appeared on the label. There has been one reported allergy case to date as a result of consumption of the rice cracker product.

Anyone with an egg allergy should not consume the product because of the increased risk of severe reaction.  They can return the crackers for a full refund at the store where they were purchased.

The snow rice variety of the crackers came in a 5.3 ounce package and the regular rice crackers came in a 15.8 ounce package.

As a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, I know that some of the most hazardous recalls involve food items.  Because we ingest these items, we rely on manufacturers to post the correct information, which allows us to make an informed decision on what we put into our bodies.  Proper labeling is crucial in ensuring safety for consumers across the country.  It’s my hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that word of this defect is spread before someone gets seriously injured.

Canadian Milk Product Recalled Due to Cleaning Solution Contaminent

By PSB Admin on January 27, 2012

Food and cleaning solutions do not mix.

This combination can be deadly if not corrected, and today Montreal-based Saputo has announced a recall of a milk product sold in Ontario and Aylmer, Quebec, because the product in question may be contaminated with a cleaning solution.

The recalled item is called Neilson Trutaste two percent Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk.  It comes in four liter bags and bears the UPC code 066800 00404 4.  The best-by date on the tab reads February 12.

Even though the milk in question may smell normal and look normal, drinking it is another matter.  Ingesting the product may lead to an upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has already reported one incident of a negative reaction to the item, and they are continuing to monitor the situation.

As a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, I understand how vital a recall can be to food safety.  When you go shopping for products for your family to share around the dinner table, they need to meet a certain safety standard.  That standard doesn’t involve cleaning products intermingled with food or drink, obviously.  As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I’m glad to see this recall take place before more people could be affected.

JKS Wholesale SVCS Recalls Torta de Pan Due to Undeclared Allergen

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 20, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for 16. oz packages of Torta de Pan after it was found that the product contained an undeclared milk allergen, which can cause severe or life-threatening allergic reactions if consumed by people with allergy or sensitivity to milk products.

The company, JKS Wholesale SVCS Inc., announced the recall after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient in the product. The recalled products do not include those sold on earlier than 02/15/12. The company has announced that it has already replaced the improper product labels on all products currently being sold in stores with accurate labels.

There have been no reported illnesses reported to date.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product and contact the company at 571-265-8991 for additional information.

As a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ve seen many products being recalled due to improper labeling and understand the inherent risks associated with such recalls. I hope that consumers will learn more about the recalled product and be cautious of any known allergens that may not be identified on the product label. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Regal Lager Announces Recall of Booster Seats

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 19, 2012

According to news sources, Regal Lager has announced on July 23, 2010 the recall of certain models of its Cybex Soution X-Fix Booster Seats. The warning statement affixed to the headrest and appearing in the manual fails to state that an unoccupied booster seat must be secured.

The recall affects about 881 units of the child booster seats. Failure to properly secure the booster seat may cause the seat to be thrown around the vehicle in cases of sharp turns, sudden stops, or crash, potentially injuring vehicle occupants in the process.

Regal Lager will begin notifying consumers about the recent recall and will reportedly provide a free replacement label to be affixed over the old incorrect one. Consumers can also expect to receive a new owners manual along with the new label, free of charge.  For more information regarding this recall, consumers can contact Regal lager at 1-800-593-5522.

As a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer, I hope that by supplying this information, caregivers can learn more about this recent recall and the risks associated with it to help better protect themselves and their loved ones. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Price Chopper Supermarket Stuffed Clam Recalled

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 16, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for Gourmet Stuffed Clams sold at Price Chopper seafood departments due to improper labeling that fails to identify undeclared milk, egg and wheat allergens.

The recalled products have been sold at Price Chopper stores in the period between September 30 through December 30. The product label was reportedly corrected and updated on December 30 to accurately list all previously undeclared ingredients contained in the recalled product. The recall has a code 209181. People with sensitivity or allergy to milk, wheat or egg products risk severe or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the recalled product.

Consumers with the recalled clam product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the company directly at 1-800-666-7667, option 3 for more information.

As a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ve seen many products being recalled due to improper labeling and understand the inherent risks associated with such recalls. I hope that consumers will learn more about the recalled product and be cautious of any known allergens that may not be identified on the product label. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Certain Trans Tech Bus Models Recalled Due to Faulty Seats

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 13, 2012

According to news sources, a recall is being issued for about 333 units of Trans Tech school buses with model years 2009 through 2011 due to a faulty self-latching mechanism that can potentially fail to hold seats in their place, thereby increasing the risk of injury to passengers.

The recalled buses have faulty latches that can potentially fail to hold the seat cushion, which in turn can end up flipping out of position in case of a crash, posing an increased risk of injury to passengers. As a result, the recalled school buses violate federal safety standard number 222 and will reportedly be repaired by a local dealer free of charge.

For additional information regarding the recalled buses, consumers may also contact the company directly at 1-845-988-2333.

As a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

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