Hundreds of dive computers recalled

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 9:42 am    

Rueters reported that on Tuesday August 5, nearly 400 dive computers sold in the U.S. and Canada were recalled by Johnson Outdoors Diving. These wristwatch-style diving computers are at an increased risk of breaking.

California-based company Johnson Outdoors Diving issued recall to at least 390 “Scubapro Aladin2” dive computers that are worn on the wrist and used by divers to monitor important information needed while under water. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, scuba divers are at risk if the affected dive computers leak and stop working. Though no one was reportedly injured by the devices, several complaints related to broken computers were reported to Johnson Outdoors Inc.

Though no one was reportedly injured by the defective dive computers, many people suffer serious injuries from using defective devices. If you have been injured by defective products, find out how you could benefit from the help of an Oklahoma lawyer at the Abel Law Firm. Call our offices today at (405) 239-7046.


Thousands of Toyota Highlander and Highlander hybrids recalled

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 10:34 am    

At least 50,000 of the newest model of Toyota Highlander and its hybrid version are being recalled by the automaker due to a software issue in the air bag control unit, Auto World News reported on June 4.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that bigger passengers occupying the front seat are at higher risk of suffering from injuries in a car crash if the airbag software failed to identify the passenger’s weight. The automaker stated that they already notified their dealers to temporarily avoid selling the affected vehicles until they fixed them. Toyota will address the problem by updating the faulty airbag software at no cost.

At the Abel Law Firm, we understand that many people in Oklahoma are suffering serious injuries due to accidents caused by defective vehicles. If you have experienced this, we may help you hold negligent automakers liable for your injuries, and you may receive remunerations needed to recover your loss. Tell us your situation today at (405) 239-7046 to learn about your options.

GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 1:34 pm    

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) 239-7046 and learn more about your options.

USDA recalls Rancho Feeding Corp. beef

Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 9:39 am    

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) 239-7046 to find out if you are entitled to get the financial aid you need for your treatment.


Fitbit fitness wristband recalled

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:52 am    

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 Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 9:37 am    

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.


Thousands of heating boilers with potential to cause CO poisoning recalled

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 4:10 pm    

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) 239-7046. 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

Posted on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 11:02 am    

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

Posted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 9:20 am    

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

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 8:32 am    

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.

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