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How Defective Product Injury Cases Are Affected by Recalls

When a product is determined to be defective, the manufacturer may issue product recalls, either because they discovered the defect or a governmental agency discovered it and ordered the recall. But what happens if you have already been injured by a product that was later recalled due to a defect? Are you still eligible for

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HeartWare Issues Recall For Medical Devices

In April 2015, HeartWare issued a Class I recall for their HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device. The recall was a voluntary recall by the company based on complaints from patients related to five different problems that could develop with the device. Types of Devices Recalled According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, HeartWare issued

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How to Handle Product Recalls

Any product has the potential for a recall if there is a reason to believe users are being put at risk. Not all faulty products are as large as an automobile. Some small products contain hazardous defects that have potential for harmful consequences. It is important to treat any recall seriously, even if it is

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CPSC recalls toy cars due to fire, burn risks

September 13, 2012 MarketWatch (9/13, Spain) reports, “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday recalled almost 5,000 ‘Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars’ due to the risk of fire and burns.” According to the report, “the Chinese-made products were imported by Bluestem Brands, parent of Fingerhut and Gettington, and contain batteries that can “overheat, smoke,

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Infant bathing seats recalled over reports of skull fractures

September 5, 2012 The AP (9/5) reports, “More than 2 million infant bathing seats are being recalled after reports of four infants sustaining skull fractures in falls when the frame came unhinged.” The AP notes that in the recall notice, “the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer Summer Infant Inc. of Woonsocket, R.I., said

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GM Recalls 45,000 Chevy Sonics for Windshield Washer Flaw

August 28, 2012 General Motors is recalling almost 45,000 Sonic subcompacts from the 2012 model year because of a potential flaw with the windshield washers. According to a report from the automaker (PDF) posted over the weekend to the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a hose designed to carry fluid from

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General Motors, Isuzu announce recall

August 21, 2012 In continuing coverage, ABC World News (8/19, story 5, 0:30, Muir) reported, “We move on to a consumer alert, General Motor and Isuzu recalling 250,000 SUVs because of a possible short circuit that can cause fires.” According to the segment, “the recall includes five models including the Chevrolet Trailblazer from 2006 and

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Hyundai recalling Santa Fes, Sonatas to address problems with airbags

August 1, 2012 Find Law (8/1) reports, “Korean automaker Hyundai announced the recall of almost 200,000 Santa Fe SUVs and more than 20,000 Sonata sedans for unrelated airbag issues.” The story goes on to explain that Hyundai is recalling the Santa Fe because of concerns about the occupant sensor, which is supposed to detect when

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Ford recalls 421,000 Escapes

July 27, 2012 ABC World News (7/26, story 7, 0:25, Elliot, 8.2M) reported “nearly half a million SUVs, Ford Escapes and Mavericks being recalled after our Phoenix affiliate aired a series of investigations. The cars have what’s called a sticky pedal. A defect in the cruise control cable that can cause the cars to speed

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Peg Perego recalls 223,000 strollers amid safety concerns

July 25, 2012 ABC World News (7/24, story 9, 0:30, Sawyer) reported, “A consumer alert now about a huge recall of baby strollers. Tonight more than 200,000 strollers manufactured by Peg Perego are being recalled. There’s a risk the child’s head will become trapped between the seat and the tray, which could strangle the child.

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