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Response to the Z06 is Disappointing, as is the Car’s Performance Under the Heat

Despite the hype and anticipation for the release of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which was introduced to the public in the 2015 model year and quickly purchased by nearly 30,000 customers for an average of $100,000, a recent lawsuit is showing that the General Motors’ “world-class supercar” is far from.

The lawsuit could cost GM several millions of dollars. It alleges that the engine cannot handle more than a few laps at top speeds. It overheats quickly, especially in warm temperatures, and customers have found themselves disappointed in the damage done to their brand new vehicles after they overheated without warning. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A.’s own Jason Weisser is one of the three lawyers who filed the suit in June, 2017.

“This defect is unacceptable for customers who own a Z06,” says Weisser, one of the thousands of Z06 owners.

More than the damage done to their cars, which GM has offered to temporarily fix—there is no way to permanently fix this problem, Weisser says, due to “bad design”—the sudden deceleration is dangerous even at highway speeds. This vehicle is a bad accident waiting to happen.

GM’s attempts to update the engine for the 2017 release failed. Again, warm temperatures strike down everything that is supposed to be powerful about the car. Speculation about designing the engine in 110 degrees to fix the problem has been shot down among claims that the “pro driver at 86 degrees” method has worked sufficiently in the past. Further, GM believes this accommodation would make the engine bigger, resulting in more drag and a less-appealing appearance.

Weisser doesn’t accept this as an appropriate response, as sports car enthusiasts are now watching Camaros, which engineers have managed to design without any similar flaws, surpass the Corvette in performance. Weisser wants the company to do one of two things: purchase the car back from its customers, or offer exchanges. Each Z06 has lost immense resale value, any Z06 that has overheated is damaged, and each and every one is a dangerous high-speed accident waiting to happen.

Companies who don’t deliver on promises can be frustrating, financially debilitating, and even deadly. If you’re dealing with a car defect that has damaged your vehicle or resulted in an accident, contact an attorney with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. You can reach our offices at (561) 689-8180.

UPDATE: Class-Action Lawsuit Representing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Owners Given Go Ahead by Federal Judge

29K defective baby strollers with injury risks recalled in US

A company is recalling an estimated 29,400 baby strollers due to concerns they could cause personal injuries to adults and babies, a report of the CPSC stated on December 20.

According to reports, at least five models of “Qbit strollers” have a folding mechanism component that could cause pinch or laceration injuries to adults. The folding mechanism could also fail during use, which poses injury risks to babies. The importer, Aria Child Inc., and the CPSC have been informed of several incidents of failing Qbit strollers that resulted in various injuries to adults and babies. Some of the injuries were reportedly serious and required stitches. People who might have the faulty strollers were told not to use the product and to get in touch with Aria for a product replacement.

The West Palm Beach attorneys with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. work for families whose loved ones were injured as a result of using defective products. We may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to begin taking your legal action.

$4.25M civil penalty to be settled by PetSmart over negligence in handling fishbowl recall

Phoenix-based company PetSmart Inc. has agreed to settle a civil penalty amounting to $4.25 million after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) accused them of negligence in recalling their fishbowl brand, the cpsc.gov website reported on November 14.

Reports revealed that PetSmart failed in immediately notifying the CPSC that two types of their fishbowls were defective and could cause personal injuries even in “normal use.” The company issued the recall several months after being notified of 12 persons suffering injuries in the 19 incidents of the fishbowls suddenly breaking. Some of the injuries were so serious they required surgery to be treated. An investigation later revealed that PetSmart was negligent in providing the accurate information on how many fishbowls they have distributed and when they have started distributing it nationwide. Part of the settlement, PetSmart is expected to coordinate with federal authorities to further promote product safety.

Consumers are at high risk of suffering serious injuries when companies are negligent in making sure that their products are safe to use. However, if your injury was caused by a defective product in West Palm Beach, the legal team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. may help you file a claim against the negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.

New Class Action Suit Over Product Allegedly Sold with Unlisted Fillers

Publix Super Markets Inc. has recently been accused of selling grated cheese with unlisted fillers and marketing the product at a premium. The face of the class action suit, Erin Rudder, claims Publix breached its implied warranty of their product and violated their duty of good faith and fair dealings to their customers.

Publix advertises that their grated cheese uses 100 percent real Parmesan or Romano cheeses; however, Rudder allegedly found cellulose, a common filler found in foods, in the cheese. Similar complaints against Publix regarding the grated cheese claims the supermarket has been using its fillers to reduce production costs and then using deceptive advertising to demand a price higher than market value for its product.

Unfortunately, many products released today are not as they are advertised. Manufacturers of these defective products must be held liable for the lies they have told and any injuries they caused. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., our attorneys strive to help punish these predatory companies so no one else will be hurt from their dangerous product. Contact us at (561) 689-8180 today to learn more about how we may assist you in your legal case today.

Millions of faulty dehumidifiers linked to property damages recalled

Approximately 3.4 million dehumidifier units in the U.S. are under recall due to the possibility that they could catch fire and result in property damage. The units were linked to $4.8 million worth of property damages, a November 2 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to the recall, at least eight sizes of Midea dehumidifiers in 52 different brand names are at high risk of emitting too much heat and catching fire. Midea has not received any complaints of injuries involving the defective products. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed the recalled dehumidifiers were the cause of property damages amounting to roughly $4.8 million in the 38 cases of fire and smoke they received. Consumers are highly advised to closely inspect their products to determine if it is part of the recall. Midea is expected to address the problem through product replacement or refund. At least 850,000 of the recalled dehumidifiers were sold in Canada.

The attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understand that in West Palm Beach, many people suffer serious injuries after using defective products. If you believe you suffered because of a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain remunerations you need for recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (561) 689-8180.

Thousands of faulty rice cookers recalled by 3 Squares

California-based company 3 Squares is recalling approximately 175,000 rice cookers and slow cookers after receiving complaints that they could malfunction and cause injuries to intended users, an October 18 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, the Tim3, Machin3, and their smaller versions Mini Tim3 and Machin3 cookers may catch fire or cause electrical shock to consumers. The recalling company and the federal product safety agency have received reports of three incidents of malfunctioning cookers including one person who sustained electrical shock injury. Recall documents explained that the problem may occur due to the erroneous wiring installation in the cookers. Owners of the potentially defective rice cookers or slow cookers are advised to get in touch with 3 Squares for a hassle-free product replacement.

If you or a loved one sustains injuries from a defective product, working with a knowledgeable legal team is important and can help you obtain the treatment funds you need for a fast recovery. Speak with a lawyer at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180.

Samsung smartphones with defective batteries recalled

Samsung has announced that it will recall approximately 1 million newly released smartphones after discovering a problem with the batteries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) reports that the batteries have the potential of overheating and catching fire. 

Samsung and the USCPC have together received 92 complaints of the “Galaxy Note7” smartphones catching fire. At least 26 of the incidents resulted in burn injuries while 55 others resulted in property damages. Consumers may determine if their phone is part of the recall by entering the IMEI number found at the rear portion of the phone or packaging to the official website of Samsung, and Samsung will address the problem by either returning the consumer’s money or by offering free product replacement.

If you or a loved one have been negatively affected by a hazardous product, contact an attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. by calling (561) 689-8180 to discuss your situation.

Potentially harmful snacks recalled in the US

Well-known processed food manufacturer, Bimbo Bakeries, issued a voluntary recall on their muffin and brownies products due to the possibility that they are contaminated with plastic. The defect can cause harm to consumers, an article of CNN reported on August 31.

According to reports, the packages of “Entenmann’s Little Bites” snacks may be contaminated by plastic. The potentially dangerous chocolate chip muffin and brownies packages were distributed to retail stores in 30 states. The recall said that the products could cause cutting or choking injuries if consumed. Bimbo, in a statement, said they received consumer complaints that their products contained plastic that could result in injury. The recalling company is expected to return the money of consumers who purchased the affected snacks.

The product liability attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understand that many West Palm Beach families deal with a great financial loss when they accidentally consume contaminated food products. If you are dealing with this situation, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your legal options.

Football helmets recalled for risk of cracking

A Michigan-based company issued a recall on thousands of football helmets due to complaints that they may cause injuries if they crack while in use, an article of cpsc.gov reported on August 14.

Reports said at least 5,900 football helmets manufactured by Xenith LLC have hard shells that can crack during use. At least four models of Xenith helmets were covered in the recall. Intended users reportedly are liable to sustain head injuries if the helmet fails to protect them while they are playing. The recalling company and the USCPSC have not received any reports of injuries. However, 29 incidents of breaking helmet shells have come to their attention. Xenith will address the problem by issuing a product replacement for free.

Head injuries are often serious and can result in permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one experience serious injuries due to a recalled product, an attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach can help. Begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties today by calling (561) 689-8180.

P.F. Chang broadens recall on food products with metal bits

P.F. Chang is now recalling over 190,000 lbs of their frozen products due to concerns that it may be contaminated with metal bits, an article of Fox News reported on July 20.

A recall was initially issued by P.F. Chang on July 19 to their frozen meals after ConAgra Foods stated in a news release that the sugar from a supplier used as ingredients in the sauce may have 2-9mm metal bits. The metal fragment was found by an employee of ConAgra while dispensing sugar. A week after the contamination discovery, the sugar supplier told ConAgra that other sugar supplied might also contain metal bits. P.F. Chang reportedly used the sugar for the sauce of their eight food products. Though there are no injuries reported, ConAgra stated that any food debris that is not sharp and hard measuring to at least 7mm may cause injuries.

The legal team of the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach understands that many people suffer serious injuries as a result of consuming dangerous food products. If you think this happen to you or to your family, we may offer you legal assistance to possibly get compensations from negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.

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