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Millions of defective Samsung washers recalled in the US

Samsung issued a product recall on about 2.8 million washing machines on November 4, after receiving complaints that they can malfunction and cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, at least 34 models of Samsung’s “top-load washing machines” have parts on the upper portion that could suddenly detach during use. If the problem occurs, people who are near the washing machines are at high risk of sustaining personal injuries. Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 733 complaints of varying product malfunctions, nine of which resulted in people sustaining injuries to their shoulders and jaws. The recalling company offered three options to owners of the affected washing machines. They can have their money back, have their units replaced, or receive a discount on another Samsung washing machine.

The product recall attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand many people suffer serious injuries from using defective products. If you were the victim of a recalled product, call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we can help you obtain compensations from negligent manufacturers.

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 cpsc.gov 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.

NHTSA investigates braking problem in Harley-Davidson motorcycles

An investigation was launched on July 6 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to complaints that the braking system of some models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles could fail during use.

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reported that the NHTSA received 43 complaints saying the “ABS module” in the 2008-2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles may not work. The brake fluid is liable to contamination by moisture, which can cause sudden brake failure. At least three crashes and two injuries are associated with the braking problem, according to the ODI. The investigation could affect 430,000 motorcycles. The NHTSA said that while some motorcycle owners fail to change their brake fluid every two years, an investigation is still warranted to find out why the sudden brake loss is taking place.

Motorcyclists, unfortunately, are often left permanently disabled when they are involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, an Oklahoma attorney at the Abel Law Firm could help you receive financial compensation from negligent parties. Speak with our legal team today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

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 blenders recalled after complaints of injuries

A product recall was recently issued by a SharkNinja Operating LLC in Massachusetts of approximately 1.1 million blenders after the company was notified of 53 injuries, a November 12 report on cpsc.gov stated.

SharkNinja Operating reportedly recalled twelve models of their professional blenders in order to revise their warning labels and instruction manuals. Consumers who own the affected products may sustain lacerations from the blade assembly if they tilt the pitcher to empty its contents without the lid. To avoid injuries, consumers are advised to empty the pitcher’s contents through the spout of the lid or by detaching the blade unit and the lid before pouring. Consumers may also call the company or visit their website to obtain a revised copy of the instruction manual.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma strongly believe that people should be entitled to compensation for treatment after suffering injuries caused by defective products. If you are in such situation, call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

8 people contract salmonella in Oklahoma

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, News9.com reported on September 9.

The cases of salmonella contamination were linked to the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce cucumber recall issued on September 4. The recall was issued after a woman in San Diego died and 285 people fell ill in 27 states from salmonella contamination. The raw cucumbers, from the company’s “Limited Edition” product line, reportedly came from Mexico. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, the cases of contamination took place in Tulsa County, Cleveland County, and Oklahoma County.

If you or a loved one believed that you fell ill from eating unsafe food products, working with a product liability lawyer is crucial for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Find out how the legal team of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Thousands of bikes with crash risk recalled

Thousands of Breezer bicycles are being recalled due to problems that may cause a loss of control and possible injury to the biker.

Reports said approximately 1,700 units of “Breezer Downtown Bicycles” may have defective pedals that may suddenly fall off during operation. If the problem occurs, riders could lose control of the bike and potentially crash. Though no one was seriously hurt before the recall was issued, the company was aware of 12 incidents where pedals detached from the spindle. The affected bikes comes in six models with various colors and were imported by Advanced Sports International. People who might have the affected bikes should coordinate with their local bike dealer to get free replacement pedals.

Many people unfortunately are at risk of suffering serious injuries from defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, the Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf to pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Find out how we may be able to help you fight for the compensation you need by calling us at (405) 239-7046.

Millions of pounds of contaminated chicken products recalled in the US

Chicago-based company Aspen Foods issued a huge recall on July 15 affecting nearly two million pounds of processed chicken meat products due to possible salmonella contamination, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

According to the recall, at least four kinds of processed chicken meat packed in various brands were affected, estimated at 1,978,680 lbs. The recall was issued after the FSIS was informed of consumer illnesses in Minnesota that may have been caused by the chicken products. The report also revealed that some of the sickened consumers confirmed that they followed the cooking instructions found on the label of the recalled chicken products. The FSIS stated that consumers, especially those with poor immune systems, are at risk of becoming seriously ill if they consume contaminated food.

If you became sick after eating food contaminated with salmonella, an attorney may help you pursue funds to cover the costs of recovery. Find out how the legal team at the Abel Law Firm may work for you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

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.

New Yorker badly burned by exploding Apple product

A man from New York recently claimed that a bursting iPhone battery left him with a severe burn injury to his thigh, a CNN article stated on March 5.

Erik Johnson said he bent over to pick up the keys that he dropped when the iPhone 5C inside his pocket exploded. The incident reportedly happened on February 14. According to Johnson, the defective product left him with a wound similar to the size of a football. Johnson received treatment at a burn center in Staten Island for 10 days and is still recovering. A lawyer enlisted by Johnson said his client bought the phone in 2014 and was not using a battery cover or a third-party charger. The smartphone maker stated that they are already investigating the incident.

If you believe that you have been injured by a faulty product, working with a skilled product liability legal team is crucial, particularly if you will need additional funds to address your medical expenses. Find out how the Oklahoma lawyers of Abel Law Firm may work for you today by calling 405-239-7046.

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