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flowers-g80f4db707_640Edgewell Personal Care Company, which makes Banana Boat sunscreen, has voluntarily recalled several batches of its hair and scalp sunscreen spray after trace amounts of benzene were found in it. Benzene is known to cause cancer. The manufacturer has stated that benzene isn’t an ingredient in the spray. Rather benzene developed unexpectedly in the propellant that sprays the product from its can. Certain samples of the Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 contain the chemical. If you or a loved one were harmed by sunscreen recalled by Banana Boat, the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group can help you figure out whether you should sue for damages. Billions have been recovered in product liability claims with which we’ve been involved.

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The affected sunscreen sprays were packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the U.S., both in-person and online. Affected sunscreen products had specific expiration dates; you can identify them according to their lot code numbers.

The manufacturer’s spokesperson has stated that no other Banana Boat sunscreen for hair and scalp is part of the recall and that these products can continue to be used safely and as intended. The sunscreen spray was packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the country. Its expiration dates were in December 2022, February 2023, and April 2024. From the company’s perspective, the recall is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

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hammock-g98c17b6cc_640-e1656952435126Recently, RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs were recalled. When pins are not properly inserted, the chair’s legs can collapse such that the user is injured. Around 786,000 units of this type of hammock, which have black or gray metal frames and fabric seats, were recalled. If you have a hammock that is navy, gray, red or camouflage, you should check to see who the manufacturer is by looking below the pillow. The affected hammocks have “RIO” printed below the pillow. Only chairs with warning tags on the back of an armrest or backrest are included in a recall. You should call ShelterLogic Group, which makes the hammock, to receive instruction on verifying proper insertion pins. Additionally, if you were injured, you should call the experienced Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group.

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ShelterLogic Group owns RIO Brands, which makes the affected hammock chairs. The recall was prompted by ShelterLogic Group’s 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries like concussions, bruises, aches and pains, head lacerations, and abrasions sustained by consumers that fell while using the chair. If you sustained any of these or catastrophic injuries, you should consult our experienced lawyers about whether you can bring a product liability lawsuit. While the injuries reported so far in connection with these particular hammocks have been minor, more catastrophic injuries are associated with hammocks and swing chairs that result in falls.

Hammocks may be defective in terms of their design, manufacturing, or marketing. In the case of hammocks in which the pin is not properly inserted, it is likely there is a design or manufacturing flaw. Design flaws include errors in the specifications by which the product was made; these are flaws that occur in every unit of the product. Manufacturing errors are deviations from the specifications or plans for how the product should be put together. It is often necessary to retain an expert to take a look at the product and determine whether there is a design or manufacturing flaw and to testify in a product liability lawsuit.

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baby-g3f121741c_640Sometimes baby neck floats are used on babies with spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warnings not to use neck floats with babies with special needs or developmental delays, even when interventions such as water therapy are being provided. If your baby was injured or killed by a baby neck float, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based lawyers of Moll Law Group.

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Some neck floats, inflatable plastic rings worn around a baby’s neck, permit babies to float in the water freely. They can be marketed for premature infants or even as young as two weeks old. Parents and caregivers use the products during babies’ baths or when their baby is swimming as a physical therapy intervention because they have developmental disabilities or delays. Some manufacturers claim that using these neck floats allows for increased lung capacity, muscle tone, flexibility and motion range, and stimulation of the brain and nervous system. They claim they can build strength or promote development, but these claims are not fully supported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned parents and others not to use neck floats with babies, even for therapy, especially when babies have developmental delays or special needs, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Downs syndrome or spinal muscular atrophy type 1. Using floats can lead to death or severe neck strain and injuries.

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ice-g77a4b3b5f_640-e1655157714382Thirteen models of Frigidaire refrigerators and an Electrolux model refrigerator have been recalled by the manufacturer. The recall was issued because the ice makers on the affected models present a choking hazard. If the ice maker in your refrigerator injured you or caused a loved one’s death and you suspect it’s because the ice maker was defective, you should call the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been obtained in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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Electrolux’s recall of its white and black stainless steel refrigerators involves their ice makers. The company has received 185 reports of the ice makers’ ice level detectors breaking. If an ice level detector arm in the ice maker breaks into pieces, it can fall into the ice bucket and present a choking hazard. One consumer reported injury involving gum lacerations.

The affected units are Frigidaire and Electrolux Side-by-Side, Top Freezer and Multi-door refrigerators. The refrigerator was sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and appliance stores nationwide and online at Frigidaire.com between April 2020 -March 2022 for $1,200 – $4,300.

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body-ge72aa36f3_640Recently, Medtronic recalled HeartWare HVAD system batteries because of battery failure. The recall is categorized as Class I, the most significant recall, because the device may result in serious injuries or even death. Suppose you were injured due to a HeartWare HVAD system battery failure. In that case, you should consult the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have grounds to sue the manufacturer.

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The HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System is utilized to keep the heart pumping blood to the remainder of the body. The system is implanted in patients’ bodies to bridge cardiac transplants used to help the heart when at risk of death from end-stage left ventricular heart failure. Doctors use these systems for heart tissue recovery or destination therapy (DT) in patients for whom heart transplants are not planned. The manufacturer, Medtronic, Inc., has recalled many batteries because they have welding defects. These defects allow the two cell battery packs to separate. This separation can result in a battery malfunctioning because power is not provided, and the battery cannot sustain a full charge or adequately recharge. The battery can fail suddenly.

A Power Disconnect alarm on the controller scene and in the Alarm Log tab is triggered when a malfunction happens. While these alarms may temporarily resolve, the battery may continue to fail. The result may be death or severe injury. The company has reported one death in connection with the recall, along with two complaints about united in the recalled lot. This year, Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter to those affected, asking them to identify whether they have an affected battery immediately and to quarantine them accordingly. Doctors have been asked to notify patients with affected batteries and remove them from service; they have been given patient templates to inform patients about the harm. If you believe you may have been affected, you should discuss your situation with your doctor. The company is replacing impacted batteries with new ones and implementing actions to improve the batteries.

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eliquid-gf058e9070_640On June 23, 2022, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration created an order against JUUL Labs Inc. to immediately remove their products from the market. These products are the JUUL itself and their entirety of different JUULpod types: Virginia tobacco and menthol flavored pods, both offered at nicotine concentrations of 5.0% and 3.0% respectively.

The company was added to Marketing Denial Orders (MDOs) with over 250 other similar electronic vapor products. This supports FDA belief that the positive aspect of aiding former smokers to quit does not outweigh the harm to young people, including but not limited to addiction, mental illness, and respiratory conditions.

FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. shared more on what prompted the movement.

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wheat-gf75725a52_640On June 21, 2022 The United States Supreme Court denied an appeal to put an end to thousands of pending lawsuits tying Bayer’s weedkiller product to cancer diagnosis.

This development comes after a Supreme Court request from May of 2022 to hear from President Biden’s administration. Biden’s solicitor general produced a brief which urged the Court to the similar and recent rejection.

The decision supports a $25 million verdict from Northern California, awarding Edwin Hardeman damages from his continual Roundup use. While this case has been used in a practical sense of applying similar suits, Bayer has recently won four consecutive trials in various state courts.

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nepali-boy-gd20405235_640-e1655154307548Parents may be alarmed to learn that Asweets has recalled its wooden baby activity push walker due to a strangulation hazard. The rubber rings on the rear wheels of a walker may separate from the wheels and detach, and this can result in a young child being at risk of strangulation. Asweets has received 10 reports of the rubber rings detaching from the wheels, though no injuries to babies have been reported. On June 2, 2022, the company recalled these walkers. If your baby is injured by an Asweets walker, or another walker that may be defective, you should give the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. Cases with which we’ve been involved have resulted in damages in the billions.

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The remedy for the recalled Asweets baby walkers is a repair of the walker. The repair involves free replacement rear wheels. It’s important to take recalled walkers away from your children and stop using them until they are repaired. Around 13,300 units were affected by this recall. You can contact Asweets directly to get instructions on how to get replacement rear wheels. Retailers that sold the affected walker included Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom, Albee Baby, Bloomingdale’s, The Tot, and children’s boutiques.

However, in some instances, babies are injured by defective walkers, and a simple replacement really part doesn’t address the family’s needs. When you buy your baby a walker, you anticipate that it will be reasonably safe to use, and you don’t expect to incur medical bills because you allowed your baby to use it. Unfortunately, babies have been seriously injured while using various types of walkers their parents or caregivers assumed were safe. If your baby is injured by an Asweets walker, or any other kind of walker, you may not have enough saved to address the injuries and you may wish to consider bringing a product liability lawsuit for damages.

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healing-gbed9cb701_640-e1655154009557Portable bed rails are installed on the sides of beds used for the elderly or those with medical conditions that increase the likelihood of falls from the bed. Unfortunately, bed rails can also present dangers. In April, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled thousands of units of bed rails over the last several months. Unfortunately, bed rails can present a safety hazard such that a consumer is entrapped and in danger of asphyxia and brain injuries or even death. The seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group may be able to help you if you or a loved one was injured as the result of using a bed rail.

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CPSC has issued warnings in connection with bed rails made between 1992 and 2021 by Mobility Transfer Systems Inc. It also issued warnings to stop using bed rails made by Metal Tubing USA Inc. in 2021-2022. The bed rails that were the subject of warnings were sold several places online including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Alimed.com, VitalityMedical.com, MTS MedicalSupply.com, and eBay.

It has been reported that at least three people in different states died after entrapment in connection with the recalled models of the bed rails. These included a 78-year-old woman in an assisted living facility in, an 85-year-old man in a nursing home, and a 90-year-old disabled woman. The bed rails are made of white or chrome metal tubing, ad are labeled on the grip handle with “Mobility Transfer Systems.” The models include Freedom Grip, Freedom Grip Plus, Freedom Grip Travel, Reversible Slant Rail, Transfer Handle, Easy Adjustable, 30-inch Security Bed Rail, both single and double sided.

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cleaning-gba057c9bd_640Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers with certain model numbers have been recalled. The washers have gasoline-powered engines, but electric start/stop buttons that are powered by a rechargeable battery. If you are a consumer, you should check whether your pressure washer is one of the models that has been recalled. Additionally, consumers injured by these washers or the families of loved ones who have died as the result of defective washers, may have a claim for damages and should call the experienced lawyers of Moll Law Group for a consultation.

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Model numbers DPW3100DEN, DPW3101DEN, DPW3102DEN, G0071320, G0071321, G0071430 and G0071431 of the Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washer have been recalled. Their electronic start/stop buttons can malfunction, which means the means that the machine may self-start and thereby create a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning when the unit is located in a closed space.

Around 53,000 units of this washer were sold from February 2018 through February 2022 for $450 -$650. They were made in the United States and sold in major home improvement and hardware stores. Online retailers who sell them have included Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Stores, Amazon, Walmart, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do It Best, eBay, Essendant, Fastenal, Menard’s, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., Tractor Supply, and True Value.

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