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Thousands of defective food and bottle warmers recalled

A Massachusetts-based company is recalling 255,000 electric food and bottle warmers sold in the U.S. because they can overheat and cause fire risks, which may result in injury or property damage, a June 21 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, the “Tommee Tippee”electronic food and bottle warmers of Mayborn USA Inc., can cause property damage or burn injuries to consumers if they emit too much heat or catch fire. The affected product is sold individually and included in product sets. Though Mayborn USA and the CPSC are not aware of any injuries caused by the products, the defective electronic warmers were linked to six incidents of catching fire, melting, and overheating that resulted in property damage worth $16,000. Consumers were warned to stop using the product and to contact Mayborn to receive a new replacement for free.

Faulty products often result in families struggling with great financial loss. If you have been the victim of a defective product in West Palm Beach, the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. legal team may be able to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.


CPSC continues to investigate hoverboard fires

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on December 16 that they will continue to investigate the fire risks linked to hoverboards. “The challenge is to move quickly but also thoroughly and carefully to find out why certain hoverboards caught fire,” CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye stated.

The agency is anticipating many consumers buying these devices for holiday gifts, and officials are working hard to determine best practices for ensuring safety. Aside from fire risks, the CPSC is also aware of several individuals who suffered injuries after falling off of the two-wheel, skateboard-like personal transportation device. The CPSC official website lists several safety tips for consumers to prevent property damage or injuries. Kaye also stated that they will update the public as soon as more information becomes available.

If you live in the West Palm Beach area and have suffered injuries or property damage as a result of defective products, contact the legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn how we can help you pursue compensation from the responsible party.


Crib bumpers blamed for infant death rate increase

Researchers who conducted a study at the Washington University School of Medicine, which found that crib bumpers play a role in the rise in infant deaths, have advised parents to stop using these dangerous products. The study reveals that twenty-three deaths were linked to the use of these soft cushions between 2006 and 2012. Information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that this death rate is significantly higher than those of previous years. Of the forty-eight recorded infant deaths between 1985 and 2012, it was found that thirty-two may have been avoided had these crib bumpers not been used.

Author of the study and professor emeritus of pediatrics at the School of Medicine Dr. Bradley Thach announced that “Crib bumpers are killing kids,” in a news release after the publication of his research. These dangerous products pose a risk of suffocation and entanglement, among other dangers.

Families who are forced to endure the loss or suffering of a loved one have a right to pursue compensation for their pain from those who caused it. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., our product liability attorneys represent clients who take legal action against negligent manufacturers or companies. To learn more, call us today at (561) 689-8180.


Previous recalls failed to address fire risks in GM vehicles

An October 27 report from ABC News revealed that General Motors (GM) is planning to recall 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. due to fire risks that previous recall fixes failed to correct.

Reports said GM issued recalls in 2008 and 2009 of several of their vehicles due to an oil leak from the valve cover gasket. The affected vehicles may catch fire if the leaking oil reaches the hot surfaces of the engine’s exhaust.

A GM investigation revealed that 1,345 of the previously repaired vehicles caught fire after the corrections were made. There have been nineteen minor injuries related to this issue; however, GM has stated that the defect has not led to any deaths or collisions since the last recall. GM will notify owners of recalled vehicles after they have come up with a final solution to the problem.

The lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach understand that many families experience financial hardships after suffering injuries in accidents caused by defective products. Our legal team will work on your behalf to recover compensation that can help you and your family through the healing process. To learn more, call us at (561) 689-8180 today.


Thousands of Philips bulbs with burn risk recalled in the US

An estimated 370,000 light bulbs in North America are being recalled by Philips Lighting due to a burn risk that can cause personal injuries to consumers, an article from cpsc.gov reported on September 10.

According to reports, the affected halogen light bulbs can cause burn or laceration injuries if the lenses suddenly detach. In the 13 incidents of breaking bulbs received by Philips, at least five resulted in property damage and two resulted to laceration injuries. The halogen bulbs that were sold for about $10 nationwide were manufactured in China. Consumers who might have the recalled Philips bulbs are advised to discontinue use of the product immediately and coordinate with the company to get a new bulb replacement free of charge.

If you think that you have been injured by a defective product in West Palm Beach, the lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. may work for you. If this happens to you, we may possibly help you get treatment funds from negligent companies for your fast recovery. Get in touch with us today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more of your options.


How can I show that a defective product led to my injury?

If you sustained injuries that were caused by a defective or dangerous product, you may be able to file for damages from the responsible manufacturer. A product liability claim seeks to gain compensation for your suffering and medical expenses associated with the injury from the responsible parties. Unfortunately, the process of proving that a product was liable for your injuries can be difficult. Many manufacturing companies may attempt to claim a consumer misused their product and were at fault for their own injury.

An experienced product liability lawyer may be able to help you prove to the court that a manufacturer was negligent and accountable for your injury. The experienced attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., are prepared to answer your questions and discuss your specific case. Call (561) 689-8180 today to speak with a member of our West Palm Beach team.

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