Fitbit fitness wristband recalled
Posted on February 27th, 2014
Fitbit recently issued a voluntary recall for its line of wristbands after consumer reports revealed that the bands were causing skin infections and irritations.
The recall affects the Force wristbands. People reportedly have suffered from skin rashes, inflammation, and infections. The wristbands are intended to record daily physical activity.
James Park, Fitbit CEO, was deeply apologetic upon learning that consumers had been harmed by the product. Park announced the recall on February 20. People who have been affected negatively by the product are encouraged to contact Fitbit for a refund or replacement.
The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm work for people in Oklahoma who have been injured by negligent manufacturers. Call 405-239-7046 today to learn more about the legal services that we can provide for you.
Graco recalls nearly 3.8 million child car seats
Posted on February 15th, 2014
Almost 3.8 million car seats with defective belt buckles were recalled by Graco.
The recall affects 11 different models of Graco car seats manufactured from 2009 to 2013. The defective belt buckles do not unfasten in some circumstances. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) this can be extremely hazardous when quick evacuation is necessary.
This recall is the fourth largest car seat recall in U.S. history. Graco spokeswoman, Ashley Mowrey said that Graco would replace the defective buckles for free.
Defective products can cause serious injury to consumers. If you have been injured by dangerous products, you might be able to pursue damage compensation. The attorneys of the Abel Law Firm represent Oklahoma injury victims. To speak with a member of our legal team, call 405-239-7046.
NHTSA improves child car seat safety
Posted on January 28th, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing improvements to the safety of child car seats. Specifically, the NHTSA wants to provide extra protection to children in the event of side-impact collisions.
In the proposal, the NHTSA states that they will be testing car seats to see how they withstand side crashes at 30mph. The test will utilize sleds and dummies. According to research, car accidents that result in child fatalities and serious injuries tend to happen at intersections.
Many children in the United States are seriously injured in car crashes every year. If your child has suffered critical injury because of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect damage compensation. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm work for injured people in Oklahoma. To get in touch with a member of our legal team, call 405-239-7046.
Thousands of heating boilers with potential to cause CO poisoning recalled
Posted on January 14th, 2014
Over 26,000 house heating boilers have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, an article on Thursday, January 9 stated.
The recall involves at least 26,000 units of gas-powered heating boilers made by U.S. Boiler and at least 191 units made by New Yorker Boiler. The CPSC explained that the recalled boilers may discharge a hazardous amount of carbon monoxide if the air pressure switch malfunctions when turning off the burners and causes a blocked vent.
Incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning involving the boilers were not reported before the recall.
Homeowners who have the recalled home burners are advised to contact the manufacturers from whom they bought the items for a zero cost check and repair.
The legal team at the Abel Law Firm helps people in Oklahoma who have been injured by defective home products. If you have been victimized by a defective product, call 800-739-ABEL. We can assess your situation and find out more about how we might be able to help you seek justice.
Tulsa head-on collision leaves one man in critical condition
Posted on December 31st, 2013
An Interstate-44 collision in Tulsa county left one person in critical condition on Tuesday, December 24.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that the head-on collision happened around 11 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle slammed to an 18-wheeler. The eastbound vehicle reportedly went to the median lane and caused the collision.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to a Tulsa hospital after sustaining serious injuries. The semi driver was unharmed. Authorities are still investigating possible causes of the accident.
Unfortunately many car accidents cause victims to pay for multiple medical costs and vehicle repairs. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Abel Law Firm. Give us a call at 405-239-7046 to learn more about the services that we can provide.
Three people injured in Oklahoma collision
Posted on December 18th, 2013
A two-vehicle accident on Oklahoma 97 injured three people on Monday, December 2.
The Sapulpa Police Department responded to a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred on Oklahoma 97 near 81st street.
All drivers and passengers involved in the crash sustained injuries. The motorcycle driver, Phillip Stanford, 31, was rushed to a Tulsa hospital in serious condition. Authorities did not release the identities of the people in the other vehicle.
Injuries caused by car accidents can be life-altering. If you are injured by someone else’s negligent driving, you could be entitled to compensation. For legal help in Oklahoma, contact the Abel Law Firm. Get in touch with one of our experienced lawyers today by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
Oklahoma prison inmates hospitalized due to salmonella contamination
Posted on December 1st, 2013
At least seven inmates in an Oklahoma prison were hospitalized over the last few weeks after they were found to have contracted salmonella, a report by Tulsa World stated on Saturday, November 23.
According to Department of Corrections spoke person Jerry Massie, who has said the contamination is unusual, they have not figured out the total number of inmates who have become sick from the bacteria contamination. Massie said at least 47 women inmates at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center and at least 37 inmates from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center had salmonella symptoms.Other incidents of contamination were also reported from two other Correctional Centers, Massie said.
The Oklahoma Health Department is currently working to figure out the source of the harmful contaminant.
Food manufacturers and distributors are supposed to only allow safe products onto the market. When they fail to do this, causing unsuspecting people in Oklahoma harm, our lawyers at the Abel Law Firm believe they should be held accountable. Learn more about your legal options and how we can help by calling 800-739-ABEL.
Oklahoma nursing home surveillance law goes into effect
Posted on November 14th, 2013
After a new bill signed by Governor Mary Fallin took effect on November 1, nursing home managers and administrators are reacting to the fact that nursing home residents can now be monitored by their families with the use of surveillance cameras.
Tina Williams-Easton is an administrator in one local nursing home who said that she has not noticed that anyone seems interested in installing cameras in their facilities and that the bill will not change the way they work. She also expressed that she felt as if the cameras might be a violation of the residents’ privacy.
In a nursing home study conducted recently by Families for Better Care, Oklahoma received an ‘F’ rating in nursing home care. Williams-Easton, who has many years experience in the long-term care industry, expressed disbelief of the findings.
Sadly, many people in nursing homes in America are mistreated and abused by nursing home staff members. When this happens to someone you love in Oklahoma, the legal team at the Abel Law Firm believes the perpetrator should be held civilly responsible. Find out how you may be able to pursue justice and compensation by calling 800-739-ABEL.
Nashville car accident causes Dolly Parton minor injuries
Posted on November 1st, 2013
Country music singer Dolly Parton was recently involved in a minor car accident in Nashville on the morning of October 21, according to a Reuters report.
According to reports, the 67-year-old singer sustained minor injuries after her Nissan Xterra Sports Utility Vehicle was hit by a car that failed to yield. Police said Parton and the drivers of the two vehicles were treated at a local hospital.
After the incident, the singer informed her fans by posting a message on her Facebook page saying that she was doing well and was recovering at home.
The legal team at the Abel Law Firm helps people in Oklahoma to seek justice and compensation after they have sustained injuries in car crashes due to the negligence of others. Speak with a lawyer today at 800-739-ABEL if you have been harmed in such an accident and want to explore your legal options.
Costco recalls 40,000 lbs of rotisserie chicken due to salmonella risk
Posted on October 19th, 2013
About 40,000 rotisserie chickens that may have a rare kind of salmonella bacteria are being recalled by San Francisco-based firm Costco after the products were linked to hundreds of people becoming ill, according to a statement from Federal health officials on October 12 said.
The recall affects Costco’s line of rotisserie chicken products sold from September 11 to 23, which may have a Salmonella Heidelberg that is uncommon in the United States. 317 people in 20 states have become ill due to this form of salmonella recently.
Costco and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating how the rotisserie chickens became contaminated and caused the illnesses. The chicken company said that their products are cooked at a temperature not lower than 180 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure bacteria is killed.
The recalled items have already been removed from groceries and other stores that sell the products.
If you or someone you know was harmed due to eating contaminated food in Oklahoma, a lawyer with the Abel Law Firm can help you explore your legal options for pursuing compensation. Talk about your situation and how we can help by calling 800-739-ABEL today.