A voluntary recall was announced today for approximately 13,000 DEWALT DG2900 Portable Generators. Consumers should immediately stop using the product unless otherwise instructed.A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installed on the generator could fail to operate properly, causing a risk of electric shock to users. To date no injuries or incidents have been reported.Consumers should...
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed - Recall DemandedJarden Corp's Coleman Co. unit, that manufactures outdoor recreation equipment, has been named in two lawsuits, which claim that the company's propane heaters were responsible for five deaths in Washington state, according to a Bloomberg News report. Victims' families say in the lawsuits that two people died while using the heater in a camper and...
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that an 8 year old girl was killed and her 11 year old cousin injured when a large table collapsed or overturned at a Beloit laundromat. The death was caused by crushing injuries to the head when the table fell. The facts of the tragedy remain unclear, although local police are calling it a tragic accident rather than a crime. The authorities will...
Lead poisoning is a potential risk from children's jewelry.In March 2006 a boy in Minnesota died of lead poisoning after swallowing a metal pendant from a charm bracelet that came on a pair of shoes. This resulted in one of 14 recalls since 2004.Current regulations state products intended for children that contain more than .06 percent lead may be recalled at the company's expense. Currently,...
Today's New York Times presents a portrait of a man whose family believes died from side effects of Zyprexa. The man had been on the anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Eli Lilly, also known as olanzipine, for over five years to treat his bipolar disorder and control hallucinations. While the drug had stabilized his moods, his weight ballooned and he developed serious heart disease and died. ...
62,369 model year 2007 Chrysler vehicles have been recalled to reprogram a brake system computer to avoid the loss of anti-lock brakes and traction control. The recall includes 2007 models of Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles.62,369 model year 2007...
Another year has come and gone; however in the State of Ohio, 2006 has been one to remember or more appropriately, for those of us that fight for consumer rights and the rights of small business, a year we would like to forget, In a flurry of last minute legislation passed by the outgoing Ohio Legislature, we have seen bills passed to undermine the rights of consumers in favor of the paint...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has authorized distribution of an E. coli 0157:H7 vaccine to Canadian veterinarians, with hopes of lowering shedding of the potentially deadly bacteria from cattle.Manufactured by Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a Canadian biopharmaceutical company, the vaccine "will be an important factor in helping to reduce the prevalence of this toxic bacterium," said Graeme...
Regal Lager Inc. is recalling approximately 14,000 "Phil & Ted's" double strollers. When in the stroller's add-on seat, children can touch the rear tires which can result in an abrasion hazard to the child.To date, Regal Lager has received one report of a child whom has scraped his arm from touching the tire while the stroller was in motion.The recall involves the e3 Buggy that is a three-wheel...
The mother of a West Tennessee woman who died while she was using a popular birth control patch has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of the Ortho Evra patch.The lawsuit names Ortho Evra developer and manufacturer Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Company, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Ortho Evra was approved by the FDA in 2001. The birth control patch delivers the hormones...
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