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September 2015 Archives

Auto defects lead to recall of Cadillac ATS cars

A seemingly minor defect in an automobile can lead to major problems for the driver and his or her passengers. For example, auto defects may unexpectedly prevent a vehicle from operating properly and thus lead to a life-changing injury or fatal crash in West Virginia. Cadillac ATS cars by General Motors Co., or GM, are currently being recalled due to a potentially deadly defect.

There may still be defective household products in WV homes

Bed handles, which are primarily used on beds for the disabled and elderly, including those here in West Virginia, were recalled back in 2014 for safety concerns. However, federal safety regulators are re-mentioning the recall and reiterating cause for concern again after three women have died and less than one percent of the bed handle buyers have responded. The defective household products are shaped like the letter 'L' and attach to beds to assist individuals in sitting, standing and rolling over.

Retail store slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe injuries

One slip on the premises of a business in West Virginia may lead to injuries that continue to haunt a person years down the road. Slip-and-fall accidents can easily happen if a property owner fails to keep up his or her property. One woman in a recent out-of-state case said she recently suffered injuries after slipping at a Dollar General store.

Defective products include water bottle

West Virginia shoppers naturally trust the products they purchase to be both effective and safe. Unfortunately, some of these items are defective products, which pose hazards that can cause injury or even lead to death. One particular product that is currently being recalled is a water bottle by Zak Designs.

RECARO car seats are latest dangerous or defective products

West Virginia parents who own a RECARO car seat will want to pay very close attention to this week's blog post. There are two types of car seats sold by RECARO that are considered to be dangerous or defective products. As of right now, the company has recalled over 170,000 of its car seats that were manufactured between April 2010 and June 2015.

Children's hoodies, toys among newest defective products

When defective products are sold, they can easily cause serious injuries. If the defects are serious enough, they may unfortunately result in the loss of life. A few recent recalls may impact some West Virginia residents, including the recalls of defective products such as children's items and clothing.

E-cigarettes considered among dangerous or defective products

It is not uncommon for West Virginia residents to flip on the news or search through Google News online to see that there is a brand new recall of a product virtually every day. Dangerous or defective products come in many forms; they can be children's toys, household furniture or even automobiles. Recently, there has been some concern around e-cigarettes.

Dunkin' Donuts loses suit alleging dangerous property conditions

A routine trip to a restaurant in West Virginia can end up changing a person's life for the worse if the individual ends up getting injured there. One woman in another state said dangerous property conditions at a Dunkin' Donuts caused her to suffer serious injuries. She filed a suit against the chain restaurant and recently won more than $500,000 in the suit.

Kids' fishing toys among latest dangerous or defective products

Whether it is Christmas, a birthday or just because, parents are going to buy toys for their children. Sadly, dangerous or defective products exist out there, and this includes children's toys. In fact, West Virginia residents who have recently purchased fishing toys may want to check and see if their toy is from Juratoys.

Spinal cord injury patients may benefit from Ekso device

People who suffer from spinal cord injuries in West Virginia may understandably lose hope due to this particular neurological deficit. One common problem in those with spinal cord injury is loss of the ability to move and walk normally. Fortunately, a brand new suit known as Ekso may make this possible.

Nissan auto defects spark two recalls

West Virginia drivers might be affected by two recalls being issued by Nissan. These two recent recalls related to auto defects impact more than 300,000 automobiles in the United States. The larger of the two recalls involves the Versa Note from the model years of 2014 to 2015 as well as the Versa from the model years of 2012 to 2015.

Defective medical devices include Recovery filters

Some former surgery patients in West Virginia may be alarmed to learn that one particular medical device has some fatal flaws. These defective medical devices are Recovery filters, which have been implanted in thousands of patients in the United States who were at risk for developing blood clots. Questions are currently being posed about whether or not the filter manufacturer divulged everything it knew concerning possibly deadly defects.

Prestone de-icer among latest dangerous or defective products

With winter just around the corner, West Virginia residents may be starting to stock up on some windshield de-icer. However, it is important that residents be aware of the one of the latest recalls regarding dangerous or defective products as it may impact one's product decision. Prestone is currently recalling over four million bottles of its de-icer for windshields. Apparently, the reason behind the recall of this product is it is not child-resistant as required by law.

Wrongful death suit filed after loved one is killed by trailer

Losing a loved one, under any circumstances, is difficult. This is particularly true when the death could have been avoided. A wrongful death case outside the state of West Virginia alleges that a defectively manufactured trailer caused a fatal accident in 2014.

Dog bites student at university clinic

A dog attack in West Virginia sadly can lead to serious injuries that leave a person incapacitated for an extended period of time. The scars left behind after dog bites can be both physical and emotional. One veterinary student at a university in another state was bitten by a dog during an evaluation.

Dangerous property conditions cause alleged tripping accident

A dangerous business property in West Virginia can end up costing a customer his or her ability to function physically either short term or long term. One woman in a different state recently reportedly suffered injuries while at a Walmart store. She said her injuries were the result of the dangerous property conditions there, stemming from the store's negligence.

Defective products from Ikea include nightlights

The recall of certain nightlights may affect parents in West Virginia. The company Ikea is recalling hundreds of thousands of kids' nightlights due to the risk of electrical shock associated with them. These defective products were sold nationwide between August 2013 and July 2015.

Dremel Rotary Tool among the latest defective household products

West Virginia do-it-yourselfers may be interested in one of the most recent recalls across the nation. The Dremel Rotary Tool manufactured by Robert Bosch is the subject of this defective household products recall. More than 92,000 of these tools are being ordered back to the manufacturer due to potential issues of overheating. Apparently, the circuit board inside the tool could melt the enclosure. This could pose a significant burn risk to the person handling the tool.

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