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GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

A new massive recall was issued by General Motors (GM) for millions of older model Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) that have been found to have potential problems with their airbags and seat belts, an article published by Fox News on March 18 stated.

In the new recall, at least 1.18 million older models of Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs were affected by the problem. Reports state that the front and side airbags, in addition to the seatbelts in the SUVs, may not work properly should drivers ignore the warning signal on the dashboard.

In February, the automaker also issued a large recall that affected millions of vehicles that were linked to fatal crashes due to defective ignition starters.

Sadly, many people sustain serious injuries as a result of faulty vehicles. If you you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous vehicle in Oklahoma, the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you seek financial compensation. Talk to our lawyers today by calling (405) 451-5157 and learn more about your options.

USDA recalls Rancho Feeding Corp. beef

162 Oklahoma retailers have removed potentially contaminated beef from their shelves after the USDA recalled meat distributed by the Rancho Feeding Corporation on March 7.

Oklahoma is one of the 36 states affected by the recall. Overall, more than 8 million pounds of beef has been recalled. Reports indicate that the contaminated food was produced from both dead and unhealthy cattle.

Unfortunately eating food may lead to serious health problems. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm represent people in Oklahoma who were harmed by harmful food products. Speak with our lawyer today by calling (405) 451-5157 to find out if you are entitled to get the financial aid you need for your treatment.


Fitbit fitness wristband recalled

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

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) 451-5157.


Thousands of heating boilers with potential to cause CO poisoning recalled

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 (405) 451-5157. We can assess your situation and find out more about how we might be able to help you seek justice.

Oklahoma prison inmates hospitalized due to salmonella contamination

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.

Costco recalls 40,000 lbs of rotisserie chicken due to salmonella risk

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.

Girls toy trunk that may hurt children recalled

A line of toy trunks for girls was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer after it was discovered as potentially dangerous for users, a report published on September 29 showed.

Toy company Toys R Us is recalling its 21-inch “Journey Girl Travel Trunk” after it was discovered that its handle may harm anyone using the toy. The purple trunks used to house an 18-inch doll were sold in the U.S. from October last year until February of this year.

Consumers who bought the recalled items were advised to avoid using the toy trunk and return it to the seller for a refund.

At the Abel Law Firm, our lawyers seek to help any Oklahoma family who is suffering from the negligence of a manufacturer that allowed unsafe child’s products on the market. Get in touch today at 800-739-ABEL to find out how we may be able to help you in such a situation.

58,000 lbs of ground beef for school use recalled

California-based company Central Valley Meat is recalling more than 58,000 lbs of ground beef that may contain small plastic bits, a report from the Huffington Post stated on Tuesday, September 24.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), they held an investigation of the alleged contamination after a consumer complained of the problem. The ground beef, which is believed to be tainted, was to be served in the National School Lunch Program. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said no injuries or illnesses were reported associated with the ground beef that contained plastic bits.

The general manager of the meat company said they will investigate and take action to determine the cause of the contamination.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm works for people in Oklahoma who have become ill from contaminated foods. If you or someone you know experienced this, the manufacturers may be held liable for your losses. Call (405) 451-5157 today to learn more about your legal options.

Motrin drops for infants recalled due to plastic contamination

A brand of ibuprofen for children that is used to alleviate pain and fever were recalled by manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) after it was discovered to have been contaminated with tiny plastic bits, according to a report on Saturday, September 7.

J&J said some 200,000 half-ounce bottles of the berry-flavored Concentrated Motrin Infant Drops are affected by the recall due to possible contamination with small plastic bits. Consumers were warned not to use the recalled products with lot numbers DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. The manufacturer also advised retailers to remove the recalled Motrin out of their shelves immediately.

At the Abel Law Firm, our lawyers are dedicated to helping people in Oklahoma who have suffered due to manufacturer’s negligence.Call us at 1-800-739-ABEL if you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous product and are considering pursuing a product liability lawsuit.

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