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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.


Thousands of Beats compact speakers recalled for fire risk

An estimated 222,000 Beats compact speakers in the U.S. are being recalled after complaints were received of overheating, one of which resulted in minor injury, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on June 3.

Recall documents revealed that the battery of the Beats Pill XL speakers may overheat and eventually may cause fire. California-based Apple Inc. was notified of eight overheating incidents, and one resulted in a burnt finger and property damage. The recalled speakers, which are shaped like a pill capsule, were imported by Apple and Beats Electronics LLC from China, where they were produced. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers to refrain from using the speakers and to call Apple Inc. for a refund.

The legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., knows that many people in West Palm Beach suffer injuries and property loss from using defective products that are sold in the market. If you believe this has happened to you, we may help you win financial compensation to cover the costs of your recovery. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


Trek recalls 998,000 bikes over quick-release lever defect

Trek Bicycle Corporation recently issued a recall of 998,000 bicycles in the U.S. and Canada after two riders were injured and another one was permanently paralyzed, Tech Times stated on April 22.

According to Trek the 2000-2015 model bikes that are affected by the recall have a front tire quick-release lever that may suddenly swing and get caught to the front disc brake. If that happens, the bike can suddenly stop or cause the rider to lose control. Trek is urging owners of recalled bikes to have their bikes inspected for free. Bike retailers will also change the front quick-release lever for free. Customers will also receive a $20 coupon that may be used to purchase any Bontrager product, redeemable until December 31, 2015.

The West Palm Beach legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., understands that many people can no longer continue working after suffering injuries caused by defective products. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective product, we may be able to help you obtain both financial compensation and justice from the accountable party. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may help you.


Trek recalls one million bikes following injury

Trek, a popular bicycle manufacturing company based in Wisconsin, has recently announced a recall of 900,000 bikes in the United States and another 98,000 in Canada. The recall is due to a dangerous defect that has so far caused three different accidents, resulting in injuries and one paralysis.

The defect lies in the quick release lever installed on the front wheel of many Trek bikes. The lever has a tendency to over-rotate and get caught in the disc brakes, locking up the front wheel and hurling riders over the handlebars.

The recall covers all bike models with the lever and disc brakes manufactured between the years of 2000 and 2015. The recall obviously covers bikes manufactured within a large length of time, but while the problem has apparently persisted for a number of years, Trek claims not to have known about the issue until recently.

It is the responsibility of bike manufacturing companies to ensure that their products are safe before making it into the hands of consumers. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective product, a product liability lawyer of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. can help. Please call us at (561) 689-8180 today.

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