Posted in on November 24, 2016

Recent Recalls You Need to Know About: Food Processors, Airbags, and Medicine

It’s always an excellent idea to stay up-to-date on recalls. Continued use of defective products can be risky for your health and safety.

It’s why Samsung recently announced that the latest software update on their Note 7 devices will cause them to no longer function. They had previously issued a recall on the Note 7 because the batteries tended to catch fire, and while 93 percent of them were returned, the company can’t risk another explosion from the remaining, unreturned devices.

A few recent recalls are listed below. If you own a recalled product, reach out to the manufacturers for more details about the recall.

  • The Takata airbag recall is the largest in automobile history, with 42 million vehicles affected. It’s still being processed by the U.S. government, but the defective airbag explosions have already led to 16 deaths worldwide.
  • Cuisinart recently announced a recall of 8 million food processors. Consumers found small pieces of blades in their food. The blades crack over time and can cut or injure consumers’ mouths.
  • Many manufacturers recalled products with powdered milk due to salmonella. A few products include TreeHouse Foods macaroni and cheese and New Hope Mills crepe mix.
  • CVS recalled their brand of homeopathic medicines for children, including teething tablets, ear relief oral liquid, and ear relief liquid. The company was concerned Belladona was in the medicine—this can be harmful and even poisonous if taken in large doses.
  • In September, Evenflo recalled 30,000 combination booster seats because the harnesses were too easy for children to loosen.
  • St. Jude Medical recalled implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) due to their rapid battery failure caused by deposits of lithium within the battery. This meant that the battery could unexpectedly give out, preventing the ICD from providing life-saving pacing or shocks, which could lead to patient death. This affected more than 250,000 units.

Even recalled products may be brought to trial if a consumer decides to file a claim for injuries and damages. In this situation, Bachus & Schanker, LLC is the top injury law firm in the state of Colorado. Their practice specializes in product liability, and is skilled at advising clients who are suffering due to defective medical devices and defective or dangerous drugs.

Receiving professional counsel is essential for anyone pursuing a defective product suit. For example, manufacturers may tell you to return or throw away any defective products, but this may jeopardize your case. Keeping the product in storage, even if it is defective, provides proof for your case, improving your chances of a successful lawsuit.

A professional can also provide advice specific to local laws. For example, the personal injury lawyers in Colorado at Bachus & Schanker, LLC understand that at-fault parties are responsible for medical bills. Since it may be difficult for people to pay their medical bills while the claim is being processed, skilled lawyers can assist in coordinating medical expenses with local health care professionals for injuries related to the defective medicine or product.

Bachus & Schanker, LLC personal injury lawyers in Colorado are dedicated to assisting you, regardless of the type of injury affecting your loved ones. Reach out to the team at Bachus & Schanker, LLC today to find out how they can help you.

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