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Listeria Contamination Sparks Cleveland Alfalfa Sprouts Recall

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on May 8, 2012

The threat of Listeria monocytogenes being present in a product has prompted another recall.

The products affected by this particular recall are alfalfa sprouts produced by the Cleveland-based Cleveland Beansprouts Company.  The product does not have any identifiable lot code, but it shouldn’t matter, as all alfalfa sprouts are being recalled, not just one specific lot.  As such, any consumer with a Cleveland Beansprouts alfalfa sprouts product in their possession should immediately abstain from consumption and get rid of the item at once.

The Listeria monocytogenes were uncovered during sample testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  This testing was conducted under the Microbiological Data Program instituted by the United States Department of Agriculture.

There have thankfully been no illnesses reported at this time, but consumers are being advised to be on the lookout for fever, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, as any of these things could be a sign of a Listeria infection.  In particular, those persons with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk for contracting an infection, which could prove fatal to such individuals.

It saddens me as a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco to see yet another product pose a threat of foodborne illness.  Although these products were only sold in Ohio, there’s no telling when a product might be taken across state lines.  This is why as a San Bernardino personal injury attorney I emphasize the importance of following recalls from around the country, if not the entire globe.

Kwik Trip Recalls Glazers Donuts Due to Egg Presence

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on April 9, 2012

Not all recalls affect the entire country, but instead perhaps one specific region or even one individual community.

A La Crosse, Wisconsin-based company called Kwik Trip has announced a recall of Glazers Donuts.  At issue is the fact that the items in question may contain traces of eggs, an allergen that was not listed on the labeling of the item.  Personnel at Kwik Trip discovered this issue when they figured out that the supplier of one of their ingredients had added egg to the mixture.

Thankfully, there have been no illnesses or reactions brought to the attention of the company in conjunction with this recall.

The item comes in a 10.75 ounce cardboard box and has a UPC code of 39779 04033.  The donuts have a sell by date of April 7, so they should not be in the stores at this point anyway.  They were only available in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Consumers that suffer from an egg allergy are being advised to discontinue consumption and return the item to the Kwik Trip from which it was purchased.

As a personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield, I’m sorry to see yet another undeclared allergen make its way into a product.  Millions of people suffer from allergies, which is why labeling is so important.  I am glad to see, though, that this item was recalled before an injury could occur.  I wish as a San Bernardino personal injury attorney that all recalls could be preventative instead of reactionary.

Plastic Presence Prompts Chicken Apple Sausage Recall

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on April 2, 2012

Another food recall has been announced, this time because of a foreign contaminant that may have made its way into a product.

Chicken Apple Sausage made by the Eddy Packing Company has been recalled because the item could potentially contain plastic within the meat itself.  The Yoakum, Texas, based company has gone on record as saying that they have received reports from consumers who have found as much within their sausage, although thankfully there have been no injuries or illnesses reported in conjunction with this particular issue.

The items came in one pound vacuum sealed packages that have June 23, 2012 as a sell-by date, or in 36 pound cases that held a dozen three pound packages each.  All of the product affected by the recall was produced on February 9 and distributed on February 14.  More than 26,000 pounds of the chicken sausage fall under the purview of the recall.

Although that distribution date might have been Valentine’s Day, purchasers of the product were decidedly not in love with what they found.  If you or your family have received the item and are concerned that you are at risk, then the company is advising that you seek a healthcare professional.

As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’m sad to see another safety hazard arise with something we ingest.  It’s my hope that incidents like this happen only rarely, if at all, and it’s my desire as a San Bernardino personal injury attorney that safety defects are eradicated from the marketplace completely.

Recall: Twin Oaks Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on February 29, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been announced for about 2,300 units of Standard and Economy Hammock Stands due to the product posing a fall hazard.

The company, Twin Oaks, announced the recall after receiving reports regarding the foot bracket of the recalled hammock cracking. The company received 43 reports of incidents involving a cracked foot bracket, several of which caused consumers to fall to the ground. To date, there have been no reported injuries. The recalled hammock stands include those with model numbers 14015 (green) or 14016 (black).

Consumers will be able to receive a free replacement of the recalled hammocks if returned to the company. Consumers may contact the company at (800) 688-8946 to receive instructions regarding how to return the recalled product.

As a San Bernardino personal injury attorney, 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 lawyer Ventura to learn about the legal options available to you.

Recall: American Honda ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on February 21, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) due to a crash hazard arising from a faulty weld on the ATV’s front right suspension arm, which can cause the rider to lose control if separated.

The company, American Honda Motor Company, announced the recall of about 2,900 units of the ATV’s. The recalled models include TRX420TE with associated VIN range 1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4502580, as well as model TRX420TM with VIN ranges 1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4501681. There have been four reported incidents of the weld failing, with one case involving injury to the rider.

The recalled ATV’s have a retail price ranging between $5,100 to $5,300.

Those with the recalled ATV models should stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer for a repair of the faulty weld, free of charge. Consumers with additional questions or concerns may also contact the company at (866) 784-1870.

As a personal injury lawyer Riverside, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness 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 San Bernardino personal injury attorney to learn about the legal options available to you.

Recall: Nissan 2012 Altima and Vera Vehicles Due to Air Bag Issues

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on February 21, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been recently issued for Nissan 2012 Altima and Versa cars due to air bag problems affecting the vehicle models.

The recall was announced by Nissan North America in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after it was discovered that the incorrect mixture of propellants was used in the air bag initiators. The issue reportedly affects the side curtain air bags of the recalled vehicle models. In case of collision, the side air bag curtain could potentially fail to deploy.

Vehicle owners will be notified by the company beginning Feb. 27 to bring in their recalled vehicles to their local dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the faulty airbags if necessary.

As a San Bernardino personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness 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 Ventura to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.

Tassimo Discs Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on February 9, 2012

According to news sources, about 4 million Tassimo discs have been recalled due to the possibility of getting clogged while being brewed and potentially spraying hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers.

The company, Kraft Foods Global, recalled the Tassimo T Discs after receiving reports involving about 21 incidents where the recalled espresso T Discs ended up spraying hot liquid on unsuspecting consumers. Four of these reported incidents involved second-degree burns, with one of the victims being a 2-year-old girl who sustained the injuries on her face.

The recalled T Discs have a retail price between $8 and $11 per package and have been sold in stores nationwide.

Consumers with the recalled product should stop using it immediately and contact the company at (866-918-8763) for more information.

As a personal injury lawyer Riverside, 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 San Bernardino personal injury attorney to learn about the legal options available to you.

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