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Thousands of faulty laptop batteries recalled in U.S.

Approximately 41,000 units of Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptop batteries sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are being recalled due to fire risks that can cause serious burn injuries to consumers, a June 23 article of cpsc.gov stated.

Reports said the batteries,which were used in at least six HP laptop models, may emit too much heat during use. If the problem occurs, consumers who have the defective laptop may suffer from burn injuries. If the batteries catch fire, they may cause consumers property damage. HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have received seven complaints of charring, melting, and overheating laptop batteries, four of which caused property damage worth $4,000. The CPSC has identified the eight laptop barcodes to help consumers determine if their units are affected.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma represent families who are involved in accidents as a result of using defective products. If you were harmed by a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can receive compensation from negligent parties. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Millions of defective power cords recalled by Microsoft

Microsoft recently decided to recall approximately 2.25 million Surface Pro power cords in the U.S. and Canada after receiving dozens of complaints related to overheating, fires, and electric shock. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released details regarding the recall on February 2.

Reports said the power cords included in the packaging of the Surface Pro 2 and 3 models may overheat during use and catch fire. Microsoft said there were 56 incidents of overheating and/or fire, five of which involved consumers suffering electric shock injuries.

The Surface Pro is a portable device similar to a laptop computer that may function like a tablet. The recall also covers power cords for the devices that were sold separately. Microsoft has asked consumers to stop using the power cords and call them immediately for a free replacement.

If you have suffered harm caused by a defective product in Oklahoma, contact the legal team of personal injury and product liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm today by calling us at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about how we may be able to help.

222K compact Beats Pill XL speakers recalled due to fire risks

According to a June 3 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Apple Inc. is recalling 222,000 units of portable Beats speakers after the company was notified of overheating incidents.

Reports said the Beats Pill XL compact speakers may potentially cause harm to users if the battery emits excessive heat, as it is prone to do. In the eight overheating incidents reported to Apple Inc., one resulted in a minor injury and another one resulted in a damaged desk. The capsule-like wireless speakers, which were also sold in Canada, were manufactured in China from 2014 to 2015. People who purchased the recalled Beats speakers are advised to contact Apple to get their money back.

The Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm strongly believe that people who suffer injuries from using defective products should be entitled to compensation. If you are in this situation, we may help you pursue negligent companies to recover your loss. Discuss your legal options today by calling 405-239-7046.

Over 270K hand trucks recalled for injury risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on February 25 that Cosco is recalling an estimated 273,000 aluminum hand trucks that may cause harm to consumers.

According to the recall, the wheel hub in the 3-in-1 trolleys may break and shoot off parts during operation. If the problem occurs during operation, users or even other people near the hand trucks are at risk of sustaining lacerations or bruises. Cosco reportedly was aware of 10 incidents of wheel hubs breaking, four of which involved injuries. People who own the hand trucks, which were manufactured in China, are advised to refrain from using the product and notify Cosco to get a repair kit for free.

The product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm believe that in Oklahoma alone, many people are harmed by using defective products. If you have experienced this, we may possibly work on your behalf to get the financial aid you need for your fast recovery. Find out how we may help you today by calling 405-239-7046.

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