Category: Product Recalls

Product Recall: Dynacraft Recalls Monster High City Motor Scooter Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on February 26, 2013 on the Dynacraft Recalls Monster High City Motor Scooter which has been sold exclusively at Walmart nationwide. According to the CPSC, nine reports of incidents of City Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries that include a bloody nose and bruises. The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

This recall involves electric, battery-operated City Scooters that are purple and black with Monster High graphics on the front panels, seat and rear fenders. The scooters were manufactured between October 5, 2012 and November 7, 2012. Model number “8801-14″ and the date of manufacture, formatted as “YYYY/MM/DD,” are printed on a data label on the underside of the scooter’s center platform. Serial numbers for the recalled scooters have the letters “QYCEI” followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 003125 through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the scooter’s center platform near the data label. The product was distributed by Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, California.

Consumers should immediately stop using the City Scooter, disconnect the battery and return it to the nearest Walmart store to receive a full refund or store credit. Consumer contact information, more details and a link to report an incident involving this product can be found on the CPSC website

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Wild Alaskan Salmon Product Recall

The Food & Drug Administration recently posted two recalls/food safety alerts pertaining to Whole Foods Market Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz). On Friday January 25, a recall was issued by the FDA on lot code 7425A2298B, which was sold in Whole Foods stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. On January 30, the FDA issued a recall for a second lot code 7425A2297Asold in Whole Foods stores in 18 states including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

The product may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, which is an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA recalls, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. As of this date, there have been no reports of illnesses, though according to the FDA website, a sample of the product tested positive for listeria.

For more details on this and many other product recalls, for information if you have purchased this product and to subscribe to FDA recalls and safety alerts visit the FDA website.

If you have suffered a serious harmful effect or illness from a food product you should see your healthcare provider immediately. If possible, bring a stool sample and keep the product refrigerated. Contact the FDA to report any  confirmation of illness. Food product safety and food poisoning can be a serious problem causing risk of hospitalization and death. You may be entitled to file a claim against a manufacturer and/or suppliers of contaminated food products.

Okun, Oddo & Babat diligently and professionally pursues client’s legal rights against manufacturers and suppliers for any legal compensation claim including significant medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, financial support or fatality expenses. Contact us for a consultation.

New Disclosure on 2010 Hip Implant Recall

Earlier this month it was revealed in an extensive New York Times article by Barry Meier that newly disclosed court records pertaining to the 2010 Johnson & Johnson hip implant recall indicate that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal their internal analysis regarding the potential early failure rate of their all-metal hip implant device.

The first of many lawsuits filed against the company are now going to court as thousands of patients who received implants may now be facing costly and painful additional replacement procedures. The article addresses the implant’s metal hip cup design the Food and Drug Administration concerns regarding “high concentration of metal ions.” A high level of reports of premature failure of the device, over 300, received by the FDA, compared to competing implants, prompted the initial recall.

Based on the number of patients who had undergone device replacement at the time of the initial recall, it was estimated by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, that 37 percent of patients who received it initially, may need replacement.

If you or someone you know has had hip replacement surgery, you should be aware of the details surrounding this hip implant recall. If you have undergone a procedure and are facing another painful replacement Okun, Oddo and Babat handles medical and medical device litigation and we can expertly evaluate your circumstances  and protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Affected patients may be entitled to compensation for injuries they have suffered as a result of the failed DePuy ASR implants.

At Okun, Oddo & Babat, we know the medical device industry and the status of cases filed against various manufacturers. Our attorneys have the experience to determine liability and obtain the maximum compensation for victims of medical device failure. We are committed to holding the drug companies to their obligation to warn about the known risks of their products. Contact us for an appointment.

Trampolines Recalled by Sportspower Due to Injury Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall involving Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The trampolines are 14 feet in diameter and were sold with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. These trampolines were manufactured in China and sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012. Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines. For more details visit CPSC website.

Graco Recalls 1.5 Million Strollers For Amputation Risk

Graco has recalled about 1.5 million strollers after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the affected products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers to stop using the strollers, and to contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. The New York Times reports that Graco has received seven reports of finger injuries to children who had placed their fingers in a stroller’s canopy hinges as the stroller was being opened or closed.

The Graco recall includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems.  The strollers were made in China by Graco, and sold at such retailers as Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart, among others, from October 2004 to December 2009.  The model numbers and manufacture dates are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the wheels.