Suzuki Recalls More than 180,000 Vehicles

Steering ColumnSuzuki has issued a recall for 184,244 cars in the U.S. after a potential problem with the steering column in these vehicles came to light. Specifically, the headlamp switch or daytime running light module in these vehicles has a problem with overheating, which can eventually cause it to melt and cause the left side of the steering column to catch fire.

The problem relates to a similar recall issued earlier in the week by General Motors, which also was involved in the production of these vehicles. Two different parts suppliers, Woochang in South Korea and Hamsar Diversco in Canada, were responsible for manufacturing the defective headlamp switches and daytime running light modules, respectively.

The recall will affect a substantial range of Suzuki vehicles: all Suzuki Forenza models between 2004 and 2008 as well as all Reno models from 2005 to 2008.
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2 GSK antidepressants contaminated, FDA says

paxilThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the drug ingredient paroxetine used in two GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) anti-depressants has been contaminated by a material from the waste tank of a GSK plant in Cork, Ireland, according to a report published by Reuters on Tuesday, April 1.

The FDA also stated that the pharmaceutical giant failed to conduct a follow-up investigation after a controller found some irregularities at the company’s Cork plant. The agency added that the company was not able to inform consumers about the concern.

GSK already suggested a wholesale recall of some of the batches of the drugs in question.

At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our legal team believes that Connecticut residents who have suffered from a defective product such as this deserve justice and compensation. Call us at (860) 560-7226 if you have been harmed by an unsafe product and want to explore your legal options.

Fitness tracker Fitbit Force recalled over reports of adverse skin reactions

fitbit forceAn online report published on Monday, February 24 revealed that Fitbit voluntarily recalled its fitness tracker the Force wristband over reports of skin irritation on February 20.

Fitbit CEO James Park said in a statement that almost 2% of Force wristband users experienced skin irritation. He further stated that the rashes might be the skin’s adverse reaction to certain substances found in the product’s strap or adhesives.

The company also announced it has created a website for users who want to return the Force wristband for reimbursement.

Our legal team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin has years of experience serving Connecticut residents who have been harmed by a defective product such as this. If you too have been suffering from an injury or harm as a result of a defective product, call us at (860) 560-7226 to discuss the possibility of filing a legal claim.

216,000 Britax strollers recalled due to reports of amputation and lacerations

strollerBritax Child Safety Inc., a company located in Fort Mill, S.C., has recalled about 216,000 single and double juvenile strollers after receiving reports of lacerations and partial fingertip amputations, a Huffington Post report stated on Thursday, January 30.

Britax is recalling single and double strollers B-Agile, Agile Double, and BOB Motion sold for between $250 and $450 in major retail outlets and online stores across the country. The recalled strollers were sold in different colors, including sandstone, navy, orange, black and red.

Suffering from an injury caused by a defective product such as this can cause physical, emotional, and financial harm. Our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin know what it takes to assist Connecticut residents who have suffered harm from such products in seeking justice and financial compensation. Call us now at 860.560.7226 to find out how you may be eligible to file a product liability claim.

Tyson Foods recalls chicken products due to Salmonella contamination

tyson chickenCBS News reported on January 13 that Tyson Foods Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 33,840 pounds of chicken products due to the possibility of Salmonella bacteria contamination.

Tyson Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling its mechanically separated chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the company found that seven people have suffered an infection from a strain of Salmonella in a Tennessee correctional facility.

The FSIS stated that the products bear an establishment number of P-13556, found inside the Department of Agriculture’s inspection mark. The recalled products were manufactured between November 29 and December 5, and have been available for institutional use throughout the country.

If you believe your health has been affected due to contaminated food products such as this, you may consider filing a product liability lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable for all the consequences you have subsequently faced. Our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin know what it takes to help people in Connecticut get the justice and compensation they need, so call 860.560.7226.

Non-commercial, 3-D printed products could be excluded from product liability laws

Nora Freeman Engstorm, an associate professor of law at Stanford, recently had her research regarding the coverage of product liability legislation in the country and non-commercial, 3D-printed products published in the Stanford Report on December 12.

In her research entitled “3-D Printing and Product Liability: Identifying the Obstacles,” Engstrom stated that injuries associated with products manufactured at home are excluded from the coverage granted by the traditional laws surrounding product liability. This means that victims of defective non-commercial goods, such as 3D-printed products created at home, would have to seek compensation through a personal injury claim, which requires them to prove that the maker had committed negligence that led to injury, rather than a strict product liability claim.

At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we believe that any person in Connecticut who has been physically and financially harmed by defective products should seek legal advice as he or she may be owed compensation from the manufacturer. Speak with us about how you may be able to obtain much-needed compensation and justice by calling 860.560.7226 today.

Thousands of sunscreen lotions with harmful contaminants recalled

sunscreenThousands of sunscreen lotion tubes for babies and kids have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer – W.S. Badger Co. Inc. – due to possible microbial contamination that may harm users. NBC News broke news of the recall on Wednesday, September 25.

The recall affects 30,000 tubes of 4 oz. SPF 30 baby and kids’ sunscreen lotion that may contain harmful Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis, and Acremonium fungi. The contaminants in the recalled sunscreen lotions may cause illnesses to humans and animals.

Though the products passed the required test before its release, its manufacturer said the preservatives used in the lotions “had been compromised” when it was routinely tested again. There have been no reports of illnesses as of yet.

The firm assured the public that they will conduct further testing of the recalled products to prevent the problem from happening again.

Fortunately, no one is reported to have been harmed by this dangerous product. However, at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our lawyers know that many adults and children in Connecticut suffer serious losses as a result of negligent manufacturers and dangerous products. Call 860.560.7226 to talk with us if you have gone through such a situation and need legal help.

Dehumidifiers that can cause fire recalled

Over 2 million various electric dehumidifiers that were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances are being recalled due to risk that theydehumidifer may overheat and cause fire, according to an article published by USA Today on Thursday, September 12.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled dehumidifiers, which have various brand names and weigh anywhere between 20-70 pints, have reportedly caused 46 fires and over $2 million properties to be damaged, but no injuries.

The affect dehumidifiers were sold in major stores in the U.S. and in Canada from 2005 through August 2013. The manufacturer said in a press release that consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and call 866-853-2802 to obtain a refund. Other details regarding the defective dehumidifier are listed on the CPSC’s website.

If you’ve been injured due to this defective product or another unsafe product in Connecticut, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin might be able to help you pursue compensation. Learn more about filing a product liability claim by calling us at 860.560.7226 today.