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baby-g0c0b11dd5_640-e1662148257700On August 15, 2022, the manufacturer 4moms recalled MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0 and RockaRoo Baby Rockers. They announced that there is a hazard associated with the swings and rockers; when restraint straps hang below the seat and are not being used to secure an infant in the seat, a crawling infant can get tangled up and even strangled by the dangling straps. The recall affected 220,000 RockaRoo rockers, and 2 million MamaRoo swings. If your child was injured or died because of entanglement in a rocker or swing strap, you should give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call.

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The MamaRoo baby swing and the RockaRoo baby rocker are intended to calm or occupy babies. The former provides several different motions, speeds and sounds. Only those MamaRoo models that have a 3 point harness, not a 5 point harness, were recalled. These are versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0. The rocker glides front to back and has control knobs to control the range of motion. The recalled model is 4M-012, which is printed on the bottom of the rocker.

Thorley Industries, LLC, d.b.a. 4 moms announced the recall of these rockers and swings due to entanglement hazards. The company has received two reports of infant entanglement in hanging straps. A ten-month old infant was asphyxiated and died. Another suffered bruising on his neck but was, fortunately, saved by his caregiver. While there have been no reports regarding the RockaRoo baby rockers, they also have hanging straps and therefore may pose a risk.

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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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man-g4698b989e_640-e1655155803670A broad range of chronic conditions are treated with the Volara System, which provides continuous positive expiratory pressure (CPEP) to expand your lungs and airways, along with continuous high-frequency oscillation pulses to free mucus plugs and make it easier to cough and breathe less effortfully. However, if you use the Volara System, it’s important to be aware that its manufacturer, Baxter International Inc., issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction for the Volara System and then a recall. This is a home care system prescribed by doctors when a patient needs a ventilator in the home environment. Unfortunately, it’s been found that use of the system comes with a possible risk of oxygen desaturation, as well as the danger of overexpansion resulting in lung tissue damage. If you were injured or a loved one was killed due to the malfunctioning of the Volara System, you should give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. You may have grounds to sue for damages, and it is important to seek counsel.

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Baxter voluntarily issued the Urgent Medical Device Correction after receiving a report of a patient suffering from oxygen desaturation while using the device at home. The device was recalled in a class 1 recall because the device poses serious risks such as lung infection that restricts oxygen to the brain, brain injury such as hypoxia, death, and choking on mucus.

Initially caregivers and patients were warned to continue to use Volara therapy as prescribed, but were supposed to monitor for respiratory distress signs such as an increase in breathing rate, bluish color around the mouth or inside it, wheezing, or changes in alertness, when using it. Patients were told potential issues could occur when using the device with a ventilator and adaptor or the patient circuit kit oscillation and lung expansion therapy.

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bathrobe-g1099931c3_640Recently, Linum Home Textiles recalled those units of its children’s robes that failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear because they present the risk of burn injuries to children. The company is offering a refund. If your child suffered burn injuries due to robes or other clothing that didn’t meet flammability standards, you should call the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.

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The manufacturer is recalling 100% combed Turkish cotton terry robes for kids. These are hooded robes with long sleeves that were sold in large, medium, and small sizes. Their colors are purple, gray, pink, navy, and white. Around 44,600 of the recalled robes have been sold. A refund is being offered for them.  Washing instructions are set forth on a side-seam label sewn into the robe. If your child has one of the recalled robes, you should take it away and get in touch with Linum Home Textiles, which should send you a pre-paid mailer and instructions on how to return the robe for a refund.

Some of the robes were bought directly from Linum Home Textiles. However, they were also sold online from July 2017 – April 2022 at Wayfair.com, JCPenney.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Kohls.com, Zulily.com, Houzz.com, QVC.com, Overstock.com, Amazon.com, Groupon.com, Boscovs.com, Linumtowels.com and TorreyCommerce.com.

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drinking-milk-gd45eea696_640It is important to be aware that specific powdered infant formulas such as Similac and Enfamil have been linked to causing necrotizing enterocolitis in premature babies. Manufacturer Abbott Laboratories, Inc. made a motion before the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize the infant formula lawsuits pending against them in the District of Connecticut. In the cases to be transferred, the harmed plaintiffs contended that their infant formula, based on milk, causes necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) when given to premature babies. If you believe your premature baby suffered from necrotizing enterocolitis and was injured or died because of infant formula, you may have a claim that can be heard as part of multidistrict litigation (MDL). Give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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The motion to transfer the lawsuits involving powdered infant formula to a district court in Illinois was supported by Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC. The plaintiffs agreed that it would be appropriate to centralize the 16 cases pending in 7 districts, along with 20 possibly-related lawsuits in 8 districts.

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Advancements in technology have made vast improvements in travel and transportation. Some of the biggest technological changes to how we get around are smartphones and other digital computer platforms. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for vehicles to be equipped with their own computer systems in the dashboard, which offer motorists a variety of assistance and luxury features. Now, developers are finding ways to put these technological advancements to use for driver safety.

A recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) has identified some important questions regarding how smartphones and vehicles could interface in the future. The report could spur some smartphone makers to include vehicle safety technologies in their infotainment system applications. This feature would then lock out or prevent the driver from accessing certain features while he or she is operating the vehicle.

The NHTSA released another study in 2016 that discussed a safety proposal for smartphone manufacturers. It suggests that the smartphone operating systems be equipped with a Driver Mode that will prevent the driver from accessing certain features on the phone while in transit. Some of the features that would be off-limits during travel would be social media, video, web surfing, and manual text entry. The proposal also considered taking Driver Mode one step further and having it automatically activate if the driver has not engaged it prior to operating the vehicle or if the driver has not paired it with his or her vehicle.

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When it comes to medical device and pharmaceutical lawsuits, the class action lawsuit is very common. In a class action lawsuit, one plaintiff or a group of plaintiffs files a lawsuit on behalf of a class of people who have similar legal and factual allegations. In general, there are four requirements that the plaintiffs must satisfy before a court will certify the matter as a class action. First, the class must be so numerous that it is not practical to join all of the prospective plaintiffs in one lawsuit. Next, there must be common questions of fact and law among the class members. Third, the claims or defenses that the representative plaintiffs intend to assert must be typical of the class members. And finally, the representative plaintiffs must advance the class interests fairly and with adequate protection.

There have been many laws and court opinions that define the basic rules and requirements for class action lawsuits. One of them is the federal Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), which expanded subject matter jurisdiction for federal class action cases. A federal court may assert jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit when the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000,000 and when the class consists of at least 100 members, among other requirements.

In 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided an important case that had broad implications for class action lawsuits. In that case, the plaintiff was an employee who brought a lawsuit in state court, asserting a number of workplace violations and wage requirement violations. Overall, the plaintiff asserted 10 causes of action, but only nine of them included class claims.

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When you are suffering from a bad cold or illness, finding a cure to alleviate your symptoms becomes a priority. There are a wide variety of over-the-counter methods available, but one of the most popular products on the market today is a Neti Pot. The Neti Pot is a device that flushes out congested nasal passages and helps people breathe more easily. The device is usually filled with water and a saline solution. The end of the device with a nozzle is inserted into the nostril, and the user then applies pressure to the device to force the water into the nostril and through the nasal passage.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however, Neti Pots may actually increase users’ risks of contracting an infection. In a statement warning consumers about Neti Pots, the FDA said that some tap water used in conjunction with the device can contain harmful bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas. If these bacteria are swallowed, the stomach is capable of killing them. If the organisms enter the nasal passage, however, they can survive and cause a potentially life-threatening infection. The FDA is advising consumers to use sterile or distilled water in Neti Pots in lieu of tap water. They also suggest boiling tap water and allowing it to cool before using it in the Neti Pot. Filtered water or bottled water may also be a viable option. It is also advisable to sanitize the device between uses to prevent cross-contamination or recontamination.

If you experience an infection linked to a Neti Pot, you can report the incident to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Although Neti Pot is one of the most popular brands of nasal rinsing products, there are many similar devices sold under other brand names that pose an identical threat of nasal passage infection.

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As a personal injury law firm serving clients nationwide, Moll Law Group represents injured victims and their families. Many of these injuries were either preventable or unnecessary. Through it’s years serving the American community, Moll Law Group has come to understand that one of the best ways to avoid serious injury is by taking preventative measures. That is why Moll Law Group offers safety information and tips through its free consumer safety network – Legal News Network. In addition to providing safety information and donating to non-profit organizations, Moll Law Group offers bi-yearly scholarships to college students who write essays on the topic of safety and injury prevention.

College students were encouraged to submit an essay that provides safety information on the topic of their choice that furthers the injury prevention goal of the firm. Topics could vary from information on defective and dangerous products to transportation issues (e.g. distracted driving).

Among the many submissions received, the scholarship committee was finally able to narrow the list down to five finalists who share the same injury prevention vision. Now, Moll Law Group is asking for help from the community to assist in selecting the winner of the $1,000 scholarship award. Vote for your favorite injury prevention essay HERE. We will also heavily consider likes, shares and comments each essay receives on social media to determine the winner.

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In 2013, wholesale retailer Costco faced serious liability after packages of frozen berries sold at its locations were found to contain hepatitis A. The outbreak had sweeping implications, with a class action lawsuit indicating that up to 25,000 consumers may have been exposed to the dangerous virus. The berries were manufactured by Townsend Farms and labeled as an Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend. Soon after a product recall was initiated, Costco issued a warning advising individuals who may have consumed affected bags of the product to obtain a hepatitis A vaccine shot. The company stated that it would provide the shots free of charge to affected individuals.

Costco is facing another wave of liability after reports surfaced recently that the same frozen berries have led to an outbreak of hepatitis A in Canada. The retailer is again offering vaccinations to affected consumers. The frozen berries were manufactured by Nature’s Touch and sold exclusively at Costco stores in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Labrador, and Newfoundland. So far, at least 13 different cases of hepatitis A have been traced back to the contaminated berries. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has instituted a recall for the products, which likely sickened individuals between February 2016 and March 2016, resulting in at least three hospitalizations.

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