Recall Issued For Nissan Sentras Over Stall Risk

According to the recent reports from the Consumer Reports website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along the Nissan automaker is issuing a recall for all 2010 and 2011 Sentras.

The announcement states that over 33,800 units of the mentioned Sentra models have to be taken back to the dealerships due to an issue with their battery terminals. The company reveals that the engine may stall unexpectedly leading the vehicle to crash. The problem happened because during the manufacturing process, the battery terminals were covered with a zinc coating that was thicker than necessary.

Because of the faulty battery terminals, the engine can also present problems when the driver tries to restart the car. The national agency assured the media that the issue affects only the vehicles manufactured during May, July, August, September and October of 2010 and are equipped with the MR20 engines.

As a Seattle car accident lawyer I want to remind all owners of the recalled Nissan Sentras that it is against the law to sell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. If you own a Sentra that has been recalled, you can take it into your local dealer where they will perform a thorough inspection for free.

Whenever you are injured in an accident that was caused by a third party and that left you harmed in any way, contact a personal injury attorney to assist you.

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Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled, Products Overheat

Recent news reports that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Nygala Corp. have recently issued a recall for more than 10,000 Halloween Projection Flashlights. According to the articles, the flashlights have a great possibility of overheating and posing threats to consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website posted the announcement last week. All products that are under this recall alert have to be returned to the distributers and should be kept away from others to handle it.

The reports show that the recalled flashlights can overheat leading consumers to being injured. The orange and black recalled items that are made of plastic are sold with different lenses that are attached to the flashlight so several images can be projected. The manufacturer’s codes “HW189”and UPC 677916518266 are printed on the package.

According to the news, discount stores in the States sold the faulty items for $1 between August 2012 and October of 2011.

As an Everett personal injury attorney I incite and hope that all readers of this blog will follow the instructions from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Hopefully, no consumer will be injured because of the use of this product. A personal injury lawyer can always serve as a great assistance to you or a loved one if you were the victim of a company’s negligence and its faulty product.

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iPod Touch Battery Cases Recalled

According to recent news from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, an alert recall was issued for over 6,000 Mophie Juice Pack Air rechargeable batteries and its external cases. The packs being recalled pose an alleged fire hazard even though this item was designed to serve as an external battery only.

Official statements say consumers could burn their hands while handling the product and that there were over 40 reports from several consumers saying that the external case got to the point of becoming completely deformed after burning due to the overheating batteries.

The news says that 110 complaints were reported to Morphie claiming batteries were becoming allegedly too warm to the touch. Some cases of minor burns to consumers’s hands have already surfaced.

I, a Vancouver personal injury attorney hope to see no consumers being injured while handling this product. The iPod touch external battery cases should be an extra protection for iPod owners, not an injury threat.

Personal injury lawyers should be attentive to all recall alerts posted on this blog. As a personal injury lawyer, I urge all readers to stay informed so possible accidents related to defective or contaminated products will be entirely prevented.

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Sugar Canisters Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

According to the news reports from the FDA and other news outlets, the Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. from Savannah, GA, has issues a recall for the GFS® sugar canisters because the non-dairy coffee creamers were inadvertently filled with undeclared milk.

The product allegedly used in the recalled sugar canisters contains caseinate, which happens to also be a milk derivative. Since it wasn’t stated on the product’s label, the company decided to recall the items.

Individuals with cases of life-threatening milk allergies should not consume this product since it may pose a severe risk to their well being. Symptoms of milk allergy in adults may cause vomiting, gastric diseases, stomach pain, skin rashes etc.

As an Olympia personal injury lawyer I hope that no unaware and allergic consumer will be the victim of the consequences of the ingesting of this recalled item.

Personal injury lawyers understand that many fatal cases could have been avoided throughout the past years if companies were responsible enough to understand how important it is to declare all ingredients present in any food products. Consumers depend on responsible companies to make sure that they’re safe when consuming their products.

Chevrolet Issues a Recall for 2012 GMC Savana Vans

The news and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have reported that Chevrolet has issued a recall for at least 1,798 2012 GMC Savana van vehicles. The announcement from the company stated that the main issue behind the recall is the dual-stage air bags being malfunctioning. They may end up not inflating correctly whenever the vehicle suffers a case of frontal collision.

The NHTSA agency also announced that the questionable vehicles violate the federal safety standards. According to the article, the issues related to the recall alert are linked to the vans manufactured between June and October of 2011.

GM announced that they have the recall planned and that there is a certain date they will notify owners of the affected vehicles. All recalled vans must be taken to GM dealers so the faulty air bags can be replaced free of charge.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer I understand that problems with the air bags in any car can make a minor accident turn into a life-threatening situation for drivers and passengers. All owners will hopefully be able to get their vehicles fixed in a timely manner.

Personal injury lawyers will always be able to assist you especially if you feel like you were exposed to a threatening situation caused by a neglecting company or third party. Contact a professional lawyer as soon as possible whenever you need one.

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Girls Keds Shoes Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

According to the news, over 45,000 Keds sneakers made for girls are being recalled due to laceration hazard. The shoes, according to the brand Collective Brands of Topeka, Kan., have ornamental starts on their heels that may come undone or be loosen unexpectedly. The ornaments pose a laceration hazard to young girls.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the Keds for young girls named “Know It All” were behind 27 reports of injuries after the ornament stars loosened from the shoes. This staggering number served as an alert, which forced the company to do something about the risky products.

Keds for girls “Know it All” were distributed to several department stores. Many online retailers were also responsible for some of this product’s sales. The recalled items have rubber soles, “KEDS” is printed on the shoe’s tongue, they are all pink, black and have a pink loop on the heel. The code of the recalled items is KY40098A.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney I urge all consumers to make sure their children are not wearing this recalled item. Contact the manufacturer so you know how to proceed to return the shoes and get a full refund.

Personal injury lawyers should be always available to guide you through any case related to injuries inflicted upon you by the negligence of others. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you ever find the need to be represented.

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Possible Steering Problems Push Toyota to Issue Another Recall

According to many different news outlets, Toyota has issued another recall. This time for 420,000 cars in the United States alone after they noted a possible steering problem with some vehicles.

According to their reports, this is a safety recall to replace an item the company claims to be the crankshaft pulley that is part of the V6 engine. The issue can cause the wheel to become hard to handle. So far, the problematic steering malfunction affects 550,000 cars all over the world, it must be corrected immediately or the outer ring and inner ring of the pulley will become misaligned, which will cause noises and lights to signal warnings.

According to the official reports, the belt for the steering pump can become detached as well, which will cause the wheel to become rough. Injuries or serious accidents have not been reported regarding this issue according to an official release from Toyota until this moment.

This is yet another recall for Toyota. Since September 2009, the company has issued over 13 million product recalls in the U.S. alone.

As a Seattle car accident lawyer I urge all car owners to be specifically aware of possible recalls involving the brands of vehicles they own. Many personal injury lawyer are familiar with cases related to drivers who couldn’t control their vehicle due to technical difficulties that should have been prevented by a quality inspection from the carmakers.

– Kirk Bernard

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled Due to Failure to Alert

In a press release, ADT Security Services, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary recall of their CO 1224T Carbon Monoxide detectors due to their failure to alert consumers of their need to change the batteries.

This recall was initiated after it was found that the CO detectors failed to generate an alarm sound in the home alarm panel to inform consumers, and ADT’s alarm-monitoring center that the batteries were in need of replacement. Some of the units were wired improperly to ADT security system, which resulted in the failure of the alarm sounding in the home panel. The CPSC also reported that the CO detectors fail to signal the ADT alarm-monitoring center at the end of the unit’s useful life. This recall only affects the hard-wired detectors with the model number CO 1224T. The model number is located behind the front cover of the device.

Consumers are being urged by both the CPSC and ADT to contact the company for a free inspection of the recalled units.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past and understand the dangers they present to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective safety product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city.

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Harley-Davidson Recalls Bikes Due to Rear Brakes and Light

In a press statement, Harley-Davidson, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the recall of certain Touring, CVO Touring and Trike motorcycles from model years 2009 through 2012 due to faulty rear brake lights and the possibility of a brake fluid leak that could pose a risk to the rider.

This recall affects roughly 251,000 motorcycles from the model years between 2009 and 2012. It was initiated based off of the discovery that the rear brake light switch might be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system. This can result in either the switch not activating the brake lamp when the brakes are applied, or activating the lamp when the braking system is inactive. This exposure to excessive heat from the exhaust system may also result in a leak of brake fluid at the brake light switch, which can affect the performance of the rear brake and increase the risk of an accident. The recalled Harley-Davidsons were manufactured between 6 June 2008 and 16 September 2011.

The company is planning to initiate this safety recall at the end of October and will replace the defect parts at their dealerships for free. No injuries have been reported as a result of this recall.

As a Bellevue motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this nature in the past and understand the serious effects they can have consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective part, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal avenues open to you.

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Kroger Recalls Some Ice Cream Containers Due to Undeclared Allergen

In a news release, the Kroger Company, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the recall of certain containers of their Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream across multiple states due to a failure to declare the presence of peanuts on the product label.

This recall affects Kroger’s Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream sold in 16-ounce pints. The ice cream has a “sell by” date of June 18 of next year and can be identified by the UPC code 11110 52909. Kroger removed the affected products from their stores and initiated their customer recall notification system to alert customers who may have purchased the item through register receipt tape messages and phone calls. The product is being recalled from multiple states, however, Kroger operates stores under the brands of Jay C, Food 4 Less, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s, which are not affected.

Consumers that have purchased the defective product are being urged to return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. Individuals with allergic reactions to peanuts could potentially experience serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. For consumers with no allergy to peanuts, there is no safety problem with this product.

As a Renton personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls such as this in the past and know the dangers undeclared allergens pose to certain consumers. If you’ve been adversely affected by a defective food product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal options open to you.

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