Best Buy settles $3.8M penalty for recalled products

Best Buy recently agreed to settle a $3.8 million civil penalty after it was confirmed that the company was selling and distributing electrical products that were part of a recall.

According to the charges, Best Buy deliberately distributed and sold 16 kinds of recalled devices and appliances to consumers, a total of approximately 600 recalled products. Best Buy assured federal authorities that they would take steps to prevent the sale of products under recall, but allegedly continued to sell them. 

Businesses are prevented by the law from selling or distributing products that are covered by any kind of recall. 

If a defective product causes you harm in Oklahoma, a product liability lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may help to receive compensation. Set up a consultation today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Fatality reported in Oklahoma semi accident

At least one person was killed in a recent accident involving a semi-tanker vehicle carrying hundreds of gallons of gas near Valliant, Oklahoma earlier this week, an article of News Channel 4 reported on September 19.

Reports said state highway officials responded to the accident, which happened around U.S. 70 and Highway 98. Aside from emergency personnel, help from the crews of the Department of Environmental Quality were necessary after approximately 500 gallons of gasoline from the tanker spilled after falling to its side. Authorities confirmed one person was killed in the mishap, but they did not release the person’s identity. A photo of the crash revealed that a pickup truck sustained significant damages after the accident. Traffic flow in the area was rerouted for several hours as crews worked their way through cleaning the spilled gas.

The Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm send their thoughts and condolences to all people affected by this accident.

Child hurt in Oklahoma school bus mishap

A recent accident in Choctaw, Oklahoma involving a school bus and a pickup truck resulted in one injury, an article of KOCO News reported on September 14.

Information coming from Oklahoma Police revealed a two-vehicle accident took place close to Indian Meridian Road and Southeast 44th Street. A school bus from the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District was struck by a pickup truck near Triple X Road. Responding authorities confirmed that an injured child was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was later discharged. Another school bus went to the scene to bring students home. Parents were also allowed to pick up their children. A photo of the mishap showed the pickup crashed the left side of the school bus from behind. Though no one was arrested, authorities issued several citations to the pickup truck driver for committing violations related to traffic.

Fortunately, no children suffered serious injuries in the recent accident. However, if your loved one in Oklahoma was the victim in a similar crash, a lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may be able to represent you. Speak with us today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we could help you obtain treatment funds from negligent parties.

4.3M GM vehicles recalled due to faulty airbag software

American auto manufacturer General Motors (GM) has issued a recall to 4.3 million vehicles due to a software problem that could cause the airbags to malfunction, increasing the risks of injuries to occupants, a September 10 article in USA Today said.

According to reports, the software issue in the airbags was blamed in accidents that resulted in one death and three persons injured. The vehicles reportedly were equipped with possibly defective computer sensors that could also cause the seatbelts to malfunction. Though the recall is considered to be one of the biggest, GM will address the issue by updating the software of the affected vehicles for free. The GM recall has nothing to do with the Takata airbag recall.

The attorneys with Abel Law Firm are standing by to help those that have suffered serious or fatal injuries in accidents that are caused by poorly designed vehicles. If this has happened to you, we may be able to offer you legal assistance in your pursuit of damage claims. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may help you.

Potentially faulty stairwell at apartment complex in OKC blamed for injury

A man recently sustained injuries in southwest Oklahoma City after the stairwell at the apartment complex where he lives suddenly malfunctioned, an article of reported on August 26.

Reports said Kyle Williams lost consciousness on August 25 after falling through the staircase at the Country Club Apartments on S. Agnew Avenue. Kyle’s mother Dana told reports that she saw how the incident took place. Kyle was reportedly going up the stairs with his bike when the stairwell failed. Kyle sustained an injury to his ankle and is already in the recovery process. The apartment complex received complaints in July due to faulty stairs and walkways. City officials will conduct an investigation to figure out the cause of the accident.

The premises liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm represent families in Oklahoma who have been injured in potentially hazardous places. We strongly believe that victims of such accidents should receive fair compensations for their recovery. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

29M McDonald’s children activity wristbands with injury risks recalled

World’s largest hamburger and fast food chain, McDonald’s is recalling estimated 29 million units of colorful children activity wristbands due to complaints that it can cause injuries to intended users, an August 23 article of reported.

The recall affects the “Light-up Band” and “Step-iT” “Activity Counter”with wristbands that may cause burn injuries or skin irritations to children using it. The possibly defective toys were included in the Mighty Kids Meals and Happy Meals. McDonald’s reportedly have been notified of over 70 complaints involving the recalled activity wristbands where several of them suffered blisters. Consumers who might have the recalled activity wristbands were advised to return it from point of purchase to get a free toy and a bag of apple slices or a yogurt tube. An estimated 3.6 million of the recalled toys were distributed in Canada.

Oftentimes, children suffer serious injuries as a result of using a potentially hazardous product. If this happened to you or a loved one, seeking legal help is critical if you need financial assistance for treatment. Speak with an attorney with Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

6 hurt in OKC bus mishap

An article of News Channel 4 revealed on August 15 that a bus accident in northwest Oklahoma City resulted in six people sustaining injuries.

According to preliminary reports, at about 7:00 a.m. a vehicle in the vicinity of Classen and N.W. 6th was struck by a bus. Though authorities have confirmed that six individuals were injured, the severity of the injuries sustained was still unknown as of reporting. The area where the accident took place was momentarily blocked while fire crews and other responders worked to clear the area. Further details of the accident are still pending.

Sadly, many people have to deal with a great financial loss when they suffer injuries in bus accidents. If you or a loved one were hurt because of a bus crash, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is a viable option, especially if you suspect that negligent parties are liable for your injuries. Discuss your situation with an attorney at the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

7 injured in Oklahoma’s four-vehicle accident

An article of reported on August 6 that an accident in Oklahoma City involving four vehicles resulted in the injuries of seven people.

Information coming from authorities revealed a “chain-reaction accident” occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Northwest 23rd Street. A driver made a sudden stop after seeing an unidentified woman walking south on the highway. After the vehicle suddenly stopped, another vehicle rear-ended it, and two other vehicles were also involved. After the accident, the woman on the highway jumped from the bridge. The pileup resulted in the hospitalization of six people. The woman who jumped from the bridge was also transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that Oklahoma families are often devastated when their loved ones sustain injuries in accidents. However, if a car accident injures you or your loved one, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you recover from your loss. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.

Starbucks recalls 2.5M stainless steel drinking straws with injury risks

Starbucks issued a recall on August 2 on approximately 2.5 million units of stainless steel straws because of the possibility that they could cause injuries to consumers, an article of reported.

The stainless steel drinking straws, which come in two different sizes, can cause lacerations to children’s mouths because of their rigidness. Starbucks and federal authorities received three complaints of children sustaining lacerations in the mouth from using the straws. Starbucks is addressing the situation by informing consumers to keep the stainless steel straws away from children. At least 301,000 of the stainless steel straws were sold in Canada.

Accidents involving children are often serious, leaving many families devastated. However, if you are in such a situation, an Oklahoma personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you recover your loss if defective products are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Thousands of possibly defective Ikea gate products recalled

A July 14 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) revealed that Ikea has issued a recall to estimated 80,000 units of their safety gate extensions and safety gates due to concerns that children may suffer injuries if the locks suddenly fail.

Ikea reportedly issued a recall to their safety gates after receiving 55 complaints of locking mechanism failure. At least 10 incidents worldwide resulted to various physical injuries where four of which happened in the U.S. The official website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed the six affected “PATRULL” safety gate models including its article numbers. Consumers were told to immediately avoid using the defective safety gates and Ikea is expected to give their money back.

Families suffer a great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in accidents. If you think this happens to your loved ones in Oklahoma, an Abel Law Firm attorney may possibly help you get the financial assistance you need for treatment if negligent companies are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

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