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Faulty IKEA junior-sized beds to be recalled

The world’s largest furniture seller, IKEA, will be recalling 40,000 beds in the U.S. and Canada due to a defect that may cause a laceration injury, an August 16 report from Bloomberg stated.

The recall was prompted by the potential of a laceration occurring if the metal rod connecting the guard rail and bed frame of the Kritter and Sniglar children beds snapped. In a statement, IKEA said incidents had reached the company in which the rod was broken, but that no injuries had yet been reported.

Free repair kits including a metal rod replacement and instruction manual will be given to affected bed owners.

Although no one has been reportedly hurt by the recalled bed, the sad reality is that children are injured by defective products all too often. If your child has been harmed by an unsafe product in Oklahoma, talk with a lawyer from the Abel Law Firm about holding the negligent manufacturer responsible. Call us at 1-800-739-ABEL today.

7 Oklahoma students harmed in accident with inflatable obstacle course

Seven children were injured after an inflatable obstacle course was flipped over by wind at an elementary school in south Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 14.

According to reports, a group of fifth graders was injured after the “Rat Race” inflatable obstacle that they were on was flipped onto another inflatable play place. Five of the students sustained injuries, but were treated and later released from the hospital.  Additionally, two other students were treated for concussions and broken bones.

School officials said the students were celebrating school being over for the year.

Sadly, unsafe child’s toys and products can cause serious injuries, racking up expensive medical bills. Our attorneys at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you seek compensation if you or your child has been injured by such an unsafe product. Call (405) 451-5157 to find out how we can help.

Manufacturer states that Buckyballs will be discontinued

In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, sued the manufacturer of Buckyballs, claiming that the product was unsafe for children. Buckyballs are tiny magnetic balls that are intended for use by adults only, and have been popular desk toys for adults since 2009.

Despite a warning on the packaging claiming that the product was intended for children at least 14 years of age, reports of young children ingesting these balls have been frequent in the past few months. Severe incidents involving these balls have been reported, and children are having to be hospitalized for this issue.

When the balls are ingested, they can create holes in the intestinal lining. These holes may require numerous surgeries in order to be repaired. When the CPSC initially sued the company, the company had plans to fight the charges. Recently, the company chose to adhere to the rules set forth, and discontinue the production of these products.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a faulty or defective product, please contact the product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


What is product liability?

Product liability occurs when the manufacturer of a specific product is held liable for the product’s damaging nature that causes potential harm to a customer.

There are three different types of product liability. These types include:

  • Defect in the product
  • Defect in the manufacturing
  • Failure to warn customers

When a product causes harm to numerous consumers, an official product recall may have to be enforced in order to keep the general public safe. Product liability can be a serious issue, and defective products need to be reported immediately.

If you have been injured due to a hazardous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

Recall issued by BMW automakers

A recent announcement by the German auto company, BMW, has revealed that 1.3 million cars are being recalled due to battery problems.

The announcement is an international one, with approximately 367,000 of those vehicles being recalled in the United States. The luxury automaker mentioned that a problem with a battery cable cover could lead to unwanted overheating and fires. The BMW 5 Series and 6 Series that were manufactured between 2004 and 2010 are affected by the recall.

Owners of these vehicles are advised not to drive them until they are able to have the problem repaired. Representatives for BMW said that the problem will only take 30 minutes to fix at a local BMW dealer. No injuries have yet to be reported.

If you have been hurt due to a defective product, please contact the Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

USDA to use Twitter to announce recalled food products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will now be now be posting announcements about food recalls on state specific Twitter accounts.

As of now, the USDA releases the information about recalled food products on a general Twitter account or on press releases. Officials decided that it would be more beneficial for consumers to have state-specific Twitter accounts because most food recalls are separated by region.

With the new Twitter handles, consumers will know exactly what foods will affect them. The handles will feature distinguishing letters of the state followed by an underscore and the word FSISALERT. Most recalled food products include poultry, meat and eggs.

If your loved one has become ill after consuming a defective food product, contact the Oklahoma contaminated toxic food products lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 451-5157 today.

Recall issued for Build-A-Bear teddy bear

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced last week that it will be recalling nearly 300,000 teddy bears sold between April and December of this year.

The “Colorful Hearts Teddy Bear” was sold in stores and online to consumers in the United States and Canada. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the eyes on the bear could become loose and fall out, creating a choking hazard for young children. No injuries associated with the recall have been reported.

If consumers have purchased the “Colorful Hearts Teddy Bear,” which is white with colorful hearts on the body, they can return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store location in exchange for a coupon for any stuffed animal.

If your child has choked on a dangerous toy product, contact the Oklahoma choking hazard lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 today.

Listeria outbreak is deadliest in 25 years

The recent listeria outbreak caused by contaminated cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado has been determined to be the deadliest listeria outbreak in 25 years.

Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked 23 deaths and 109 illnesses to the cantaloupes contaminated with listeria bacteria.  The cantaloupes were recalled last month and subsequently removed from store shelves, but symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 2 months to appear.

11 people from Oklahoma have reported contracting listeriosis after consuming the recalled cantaloupes.  Individuals infected with listeriosis can experience symptoms including fever, headache, gastrointestinal problems, stiff neck, muscle pains, and convulsions.

If you or someone you love has become ill after consuming a contaminated food product, contact the Oklahoma contaminated food lawyers of Abel Law Firm at (405) 451-5157 to speak with one of our attorneys today.

Toyota Announces Recall of 3.8M Vehicles

Toyota announced that it will replace or reshape accelerator pedals on 3.8 million vehicles as a response to an unintended acceleration problem that has caused at least one fatal accident. It is the larges recall in the company’s history.

Vehicles affected by the recall are: 2007-20010 Camrys, 2005-2010 Avalons, 2004-2009 Prius’, 2005-2010 Tacomas, 2007-2010 Tundras, 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350, 2006 – 2010 Lexus IS 250 and IS350.

The car company also announced it will install a brake override system on the Camrys, Avalons and Lexus’.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, please contact the Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

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