Defective Product

CPSC Issues Recall on Heating/Cooling Units

by Staff Blogger | January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7, 2013 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with Goodman Company L.P., a Houston-based company, to recall approximately 155 of the Amana Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling units. A CPSC press release states the recall was issued after the company was notified of faulty information on the unit that poses significant harm to users. The affected units are designed to heat and cool homes and commercial spaces. They stand at around 40 inches high by 51 inches wide by 47 inches deep and are grey in color. The units have a model number of APG154911541BA, which is printed on a plate located on the front panel of the unit, and also carry a serial number beginning with 1206,1207,1208,1209, and 1210. The units were sold through retailers from June 2012 to Oct. 2012, and cost around $5,600. The problem comes from faulty information on the serial plates that could lead to an installer or servicers using undersized wiring on the units. A wiring mistake poses a hazard for fires that are capable of causing a serious California Fire and Burn Injury. Anyone in possession of an affected unit has been instructed to contact the manufacturer immediately for free repair or replacement. The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers defective products can pose and encourage anyone who has been harmed by a defective product to contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights.

Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups Recalled Amid Safety Concerns

by admin | May 15th, 2012

May 16, 2012 Target Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of 264,000 Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups, sold at Target stores nationwide during the recent Easter season, after concerns were raised that the sippy cup presented safety issues. Shaped like a rabbit with one ear bent and another extended, the cup has been found to poke a child in the eye, presenting the potential for injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Target has received six reports of incidents during which children were poked in the eye. In three cases, cuts and bruises were reported. Consumers are instructed to stop use of these cups immediately and to return them to any Target store for a full refund of the $3 purchase price. Two of these cups are being recalled–one pink and one blue–and both are equipped with handles on the sides and a white lid. The pink cup has “TARGET 200020683” imprinted on the bottom while the blue cup has “TARGET 200020884” imprinted. These cups were sold at Target locations from February 2012 through April 5, 2012. The California Defective Product Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers believe the companies that negligently design, manufacture, and sell defective products need to be held accountable for their actions. We believe in helping the victims of faulty products with the support of a large, established law firm that’s been helping people just like you since 1981.

FDA Recalls Male Enhancement Supplement Over Health Risks

by Staff Blogger | April 24th, 2012

April 23, 2012 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on an over-the-counter male enhancement supplement after testing discovered its unlabeled ingredients pose a threat to consumers. According to KRCR 7 News, the unlisted drugs include several prescription strength FDA-approved drugs, sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Officials with the FDA stated that the product might cause some consumers who take prescription nitrates serious harm by lowering their blood pressure to dangerous levels. The product’s manufacturer stated that getting the warning and information out about the recall is vital as men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease—who are generally more likely to take nitrates—are also more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction and use the product. The manufacturer also may have to change some of its marketing techniques after the testing as well. The company’s website was promoting the products as “Totally Organic” with “Absolutely No Chemicals or Steroids”. The product was being sold in stores across Nevada, California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Those who bought the product are being instructed to contact the manufacturer or the location where it was purchased to receive a full refund. The California Product Liability Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers would suggest that anyone taking nitrates prescribed by a doctor should discuss the use of any herbal supplement bought over the counter with said doctor before consumption.

$73 Million Awarded In California Lawsuit Against Ford

by Staff Blogger | November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011 A Sacramento, California, jury awarded $73 million dollars in damages to plaintiffs in a case against Ford Motor Company Thursday. According to The Sacramento Bee, the judgment came after seven years of litigation surrounding a passenger van accident caused by separation of tread from a tire on the van. The accident happened on April 9, 2004, as a group of church members headed home from a concert. During the drive, the van began to shake violently as the tread of a Goodyear tire began to peel off. The driver of the van attempted to pull over, but lost control and the van rolled several times before coming to rest. The 48-year-old driver of the van and the front passenger were killed in the accident, while several other suffered injuries. In court Thursday, the attorney for the plaintiffs told jurors that Ford and Goodyear failed to alert the customers about a $2 billion recall on the tires. The jury agreed, and with a vote of 10-2, the award was given. The jury also gave a small award after they found that the van’s design was partially at fault for the crash. Ford stated they plan to appeal the decision. The California Car Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers often handle cases where victims were injured because of faulty auto parts. If you have been injured because of a manufacturer’s negligence contact us immediately.

California Bans The Use Of Tanning Beds For Minors

by Staff Blogger | October 10th, 2011

October 10, 2011 When Governor Jerry Brown signed State Bill 746 into law Sunday, California became the first state to ban the use of tanning beds for children under 18 years of age. The Oakland Tribune reports that the new law will take effect January 1st of next year. Under current law, the state of California says that it is illegal for children 14-years-old and younger to use the beds, while teens between the age of 15 and 17 need only their parent’s permission to tan. The author of the bill, Senator Ted Lieu, remarked after the bill passed that although 30 other states have restrictions on the age in which children can use indoor tanning facilities, the new law gives California the highest age limit in the country. Every year, as many as 2.5 million teens tan indoors in the United States, increasing their risk of developing melanoma by 75 percent. Research by the Skin Cancer Foundation has uncovered that those who use tanning beds are also 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. The California Defective Product Attorney with Berg Injury Lawyers are happy to see that law makers are taking steps to keep our youth safe and healthy. They would also like to encourage current tanning bed users to consider the health risks involved in tanning.