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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.


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.


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.


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.


Over 80,000 pounds of beef recalled in the US

A meat processing company in Minnesota recently issued a recall of approximately 89,568 pounds of beef patties after an inspection revealed that some products contained wood debris, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service stated on January 4.

In the Class II Recall submitted to federal authorities, the “Sam’s Choice Black Angus Beef Patties with Vidalia Onion” packed in two pound containers may possibly be contaminated with “extraneous wood materials.” The issue was discovered during the production stage. Neither the recalling company, Huisken Meat, nor the FSIS have received any reports of illnesses or injuries involving the affected beef patties. Consumers are warned not to eat the recalled products and to throw them away or take them back to the store for a refund as soon as possible.

The lawyers at the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. represent people in West Palm Beach who have been injured or become ill as a result of consuming contaminated food products. We strongly believe that negligent companies are responsible for compensating consumers who have been injured by their products. Call our office today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may be able to help you.


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.


Fiat Chrysler to pay $70M fine for failing to report accidents

Multinational vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently agreed to a settlement of $70 million for not fully reporting accidents linked to their vehicles, Reuters reported on December 9.

According to reports, Fiat Chrysler was fined after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation found negligence in reporting deaths, injuries, and other car accidents involving Chrysler vehicles. Early this year, Fiat Chrysler explained to federal investigators that they failed to report incidents due to problems affecting their database. However the automaker also said in September that they are coordinating with the NHTSA to address the issue and that they are handling the matter seriously.

Back in July, Fiat Chrysler paid a fine of $105 million for the way the company dealt with two dozen recalls affecting 11 million vehicles.

If you have suffered injuries or damages as a result of a defective vehicle, the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are prepared to represent you as you move forward with your product liability claim. Call our offices today at (561) 689-8180 to discuss your case today.

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