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75K IKEA child safety gates recalled after injury incidents

75K IKEA child safety gates recalled after injury incidents

IKEA issued a recall to an estimated 75,000 detachable “safety gates” in the U.S. and Canada after receiving three reports of children suffering from injuries, a May 12 article of ABC News reported.

Reports said the removable safety gates may not be properly secured between the walls, increasing the risk of children suffering from falls. The affected IKEA products were also found to have a metal bar in the lower portion that may potentially cause injury. IKEA received at least 18 complaints of malfunctioning safety gates worldwide, including the three injury complaints. Many of the faulty safety gates are available in the U.S.

Children unfortunately are at high risk of suffering from serious injuries caused by poorly-designed products available on the market. If your loved one has been injured, working with a skilled lawyer is crucial to gaining financial compensation to cover any medical expenses or other damages. Get in touch with the Columbia legal team of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, today at (803) 350-9230 to learn more about your options.


Man allegedly injured by iPhone

An iPhone user is claiming that he sustained a serious burn injury to his leg after the Apple product suddenly burst inside his pocket and burned his pants, CNN reported on March 5.

Lindenhurst resident Erik Johnson alleged that his iPhone 5c ruptured inside his pants pocket on February 14 as he bent over to pick up keys that had fallen on the floor. Johnson reportedly was admitted to a hospital for several days for treatment of a burn around the size of a football. The burn center in Staten Island confirmed that Johnson was treated there with burn injuries. Johnson, who works as an operating engineer, is currently staying with his family, and a nurse comes by to change his bandage. Apple, on the other hand, said that they are investigating the incident.

Lost wages and mounting medical costs are often the result of harm caused by defective products. If you believe you have experienced this, enlisting a skilled product liability lawyer could be crucial to getting the financial assistance that you need while recovering. Find out how the Columbia lawyers of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may work for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.


Nearly 5M baby strollers recalled over potential amputation risk

An estimated 4.7 million baby strollers in the U.S. are being voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer due to amputation risks, CNN reported on November 21.

Reports said nearly a dozen models of Century and Graco strollers manufactured in China may severely injure the fingers of children during use. The affected strollers reportedly are equipped with hinges on the sides that can cut off a finger. Several incidents of partial severing of children’s fingertips caused by the strollers reached Graco, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated. Parents and other caretakers are instructed to make sure that the hinges are completely in the lock position and to quickly remove the child from the stroller as it begins to fold. Graco reportedly will provide repair kits for owners of the affected strollers.

Children are often devastated after suffering serious injuries from poorly designed products that are bought on the market. If you are in such a situation, consider working with a product liability attorney who can help you pursue the funds you need to cover any financial losses. Find out how the legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may work for you today in Columbia by calling (803) 350-9230.


200K GM vehicles in the U.S. with brake defect recalled

More than 200,000 General Motors (GM) vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled due to a potential fire risks caused by a braking defect, USA Today reported on September 20.

The recall affects 205,309 previous and recent models of GM Cadillac and Impalas in the U.S. that are equipped with an electronic parking brake arm. GM explained that the affected models may catch fire if the brake arm failed to retract to its original position after stepping on the brake pedal. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by GM for the free repair. Injuries and fire incidents involving the recalled vehicles were unknown to GM.

People are at great risk of suffering injuries if the braking system of their vehicles suddenly malfunctions. If you have experienced a car accident or injury from a car defect, the lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may represent you. Find out how we may help you pursue the funds you need by calling (803) 350-9230 today.


Millions of HP power cords recalled due to possible fire risk

American technology firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is recalling more than 6 million electrical cords sold in the U.S., Canada, and Australia due to potential fire hazards, International Business Times reported on August 28.

The recall was issued after reports of dozens of incidents where the cords either melted or burned, resulting in minor injuries and some property damage. Affected products are marked “LS-15.” Those who might have affected power cords are advised to discontinue use and notify HP to have a replacement. For more information, consumers can visit h30652.www3.hp.com.

People unfortunately can suffer great financial loss due to injuries from defective products sold in the market. If this has happened to you, a lawyer may possibly stand by you through this process and help recoup losses. Find out how the Columbia lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC may work for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.


15K pounds of chicken nuggets with plastic pieces recalled

Over 15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold in U.S. markets are being recalled due to plastic pieces found in the meat, a Fox 43 article stated on August 14.

The recall affects the 8oz boxes of Applegate “Naturals” chicken nuggets that can be bought at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Markets, as well as other retailers across the country. The recall was issued after consumers complained that there were ‘plastic bits’ inside the meat of the chicken nuggets. Applegate explained that one of the plastic containers used to store their raw chicken accidentally mixed with the chicken that was ready for grinding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that there were no reports of illness from the potentially contaminated nuggets. Applegate has already removed the affected products from stores.

People regularly suffer illnesses from accidentally eating unsafe food products. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, a lawyer may be able to help you take legal action against the responsible food companies. Find out how the Columbia personal injury lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, can help you today by calling (803) 350-9230.


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