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STIHL is recalling approximately 16,400 RE-90 pressure washers due to injury hazards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the pressure washer nozzle can disconnect from the spray wand during use which can pose an injury hazard.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled pressure washer and contact STIHL or an authorized STIHL servicing dealer to receive a free replacement wand.

Johnson & Johnson agreed in the middle of a trial to pay more than $2 million to resolve a woman’s claims that asbestos-laced baby powder caused her cancer, according to people familiar with the case. Jurors in a California court “heard more than two weeks of testimony before the judge told them Monday that the case had settled.” Although “the terms weren’t made public, people familiar with the accord said plaintiff Linda O’Hagan and her family agreed to J&J’s offer.”

The company, which faces almost 17,000 suits accusing it of hiding that its baby powder was contaminated with asbestos, has been on a roll at trial, racking up eight defense verdicts last year while losing five.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer due to Johnson and Johnson baby powder products call our consumer law firm for a free consultation.

IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a California toddler who was crushed to death after a popular dresser model which had been recalled tipped over. According to the article, the model had been recalled after “at least five other children were killed.” An IKEA spokeswoman said, “While no settlement can alter the tragic events that brought us here, for the sake of the family and all involved, we’re grateful that this litigation has reached a resolution…We remain committed to working proactively and collaboratively to address this very important home safety issue. Again, we offer our deepest condolences.” The New York Times reports that IKEA initially offered free wall-anchoring kits to try and resolve the issue with the product, before ultimately issuing a recall in June 2016.

The 70-pound Malm dresser had been the subject of a safety recall when it tipped over on Jozef Dudek, killing the 2-year-old. Eight children are known to have died when Ikea furniture tipped over. The discount furniture chain recalled a total of 29 million chests and dressers, including 8 million MALM dressers, in 2016.

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 750,000 cars because the vehicles’ sunroofs could potentially detach and fly off, causing road hazards.

The cars include the Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class and the CLS-Class, made between 2001 and 2011. All four vehicles came with an optional sunroof, and the bonding material on those sunroofs can deteriorate, resulting in the sunroof detaching from the car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you are injured by these recalls call our consumer law attorneys today. We can help you.

Carcinogen in Heartburn Drug May Build in Storage, Lab Finds

News reports the heartburn medicine Zantac (ranitidine) “appears to produce unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing chemical when exposed to heat for as little as five days, according to a testing laboratory that’s urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recall all forms of the widely used product.” Since at least September, the FDA “has been monitoring the presence of” a toxic chemical called NDMA that has been “found in some samples of Zantac, which is also sold in generic versions.” New testing “by an Alameda, California-based independent laboratory called Emery Pharma found that a combination of heat and time can raise levels of NDMA, potentially while drugs are sitting in packaging well after being analyzed by their manufacturers.”

Numerous manufacturers have already pulled products from pharmacy shelves, including Sanofi, which makes the brand-name version of Zantac. A leading oncology hospital, New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has also said it will no longer offer the drug to patients while it reviews the risk. The FDA has yet to push for any widespread recall.

Veggie Noodle Co. is recalling its Cece’s Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth sold at retail stores across the U.S. because the separately packaged egg could be tainted, according to a notice posted Saturday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”

The AP (12/28) reported that “Veggie Noodle Co. said Saturday it was voluntarily recalling its Cece’s brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth due to concerns the egg contained may be contaminated with listeria.” The recall is related to “hard-boiled eggs from Georgia-based Almark Foods, which recalled its hard-boiled eggs earlier this month.”

Veggie Noodle gets its hard-boiled eggs from Georgia-based Almark Foods, which recalled its hard-boiled eggs earlier this month. Almark has expanded its recall twice to involve even more products.

The listing on Amazon described it as a “4 in 1 Baby car seat and Stroller” and featured images of a popular brand called Doona, including a photo of the US President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, with hers. Listed for $299, this copycat  was $200 cheaper than a real Doona. It was also potentially dangerous for children.

The car seat broke into pieces in a  30 mph crash test commissioned by CNN, failing to meet the basic standards set by US regulators. Video of the test shows the toddler dummy twisting as the car seat fractures and slides forward, with plastic pieces that have broken off it flying through the air. In an identical crash test scenario, an authentic Doona met federal requirements, with the car seat remaining in one piece and in place around the dummy.

Dr. Alisa Baer, a pediatrician and nationally certified child passenger safety instructor, reviewed the test results and said in a real crash such a car seat failure could put a child in “grave danger,” and lead to injuries to a child’s chest, neck or head, including a traumatic brain injury.

In July 2019 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  took significant action to protect women from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) by requesting that Allergan, the manufacturer of a specific type of textured implant, recall specific models of its textured breast implants from the U.S. market due to the risk of BIA-ALCL.

Following the agency’s request, Allergan has notified the FDA that it is moving forward with a worldwide recall of their BIOCELL textured breast implant products, including:

  • Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed several recalled items from children’s toys to popular household products that might be gifted or re-gifted this holiday season.

The products below have been recalled due to safety or ineffectiveness reasons.

Hallmark Frosted balsam jar candles

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.  Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Recalled Product

  • Medfusion® 4000 Syringe Pump with Firmware Version 1.7.0
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