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school-g843709daa_640In April of this year, AmazonBasics school classroom stack chairs were recalled. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the weld on the chair’s frame may fail and present risks of falling. If your child was injured while using an AmazonBasics stack chair, you should call the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. We are dedicated to consumers’ rights, and billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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The AmazonBasics School Classroom stack chairs that present fall hazards are made of durable plastic with chrome-plated legs. Recommended for kids ages 3 -6 who weigh no more than 190 pounds, these chairs are stackable and sold in sets of six with red, purple, blue, yellow, lime green and pink. They measure 17 inches long and 15 inches wide and 26 inches high. If you have one of the recalled chairs, you may be entitled to a refund.

Around 22,400 units were sold online at Amazon.com between January 2019 – January 2022 for $128 -$190. There have been 55 consumer reports of the chairs breaking.

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magnetic-ball-g5fa74c0ee_640Parents should be aware of a troubling risk that magnetic spheres carry. HD Premier’s DigitDots Magnetic Balls have been recalled because children have swallowed them and suffer perforations and blockages of intestines, blood poisoning, and infection; these are problems that can lead to death. Around 119,620 units of these magnetic balls have been sold online at www.ilovedigitdots.com, www.amazon.com and other websites from March 2019 -January 2022 for $20 – $30. If your child swallowed a Digit Dot Magnetic Ball or other magnet and suffered injuries, you should call the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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All 3 mm and 5 mm DigitDots Magnetic Balls have been recalled for safety. They are small and spherical rare earth magnets that have strong magnetic flux. While the 3 mm diameter magnets are sold as aggregated loose magnets, the 5 mm diameter magnets are sold as loose magnets in sets of 222 silver magnetic balls or 224 multicolored magnetic balls. The ones that were recalled were sold in clear, disposable packaging that bears the DigitDots name and logo and includes a plastic carrying case that is also imprinted with the DigitDots name and logo. It’s been found that when two or more of these magnets are swallowed, they may attract to each other or a different swallowed metal object. Often these magnetic balls are inadvertently swallowed by children; in some cases, they are intentionally swallowed by a small child who doesn’t understand the possible consequences. Once ingested, the magnets can become stuck in the digestive system and cause injuries or death as a result of the magnets blocking, twisting, or even perforating the intestines.

So far, HD Premier has been made aware of four children who swallowed the DigitDots and needed to undergo surgery to remove the magnets. However, DigitDots are not the only brand of magnets that carry this risk of ingestion. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has become aware of reports of other companies’ high powered magnets being ingested and needing surgery. Two children or teenagers died. Consumers have been asked to stop using recalled magnets and to remove them from access by children. You can contact HD Premier to return the recalled magnets with a prepaid label. Once the company receives the returned magnet, you should receive a refund.

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Recently Sakar International Helmets’ Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker multi-purpose helmets were recalled because they did not comply with federal safety standards. For that reason, head injuries may result if the wearer of the helmet falls. After suffering injuries because your helmet was defective, you may be uncertain about what recourse you have. If you suffered head or other injuries due to a recalled bicycle helmet, you should call the experienced Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in litigation with which we’ve been involved.

Hire the Moll Law Group If You Were Injured Because of a Defective Helmet

Sakar’s recall concerned the Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker helmets, which are black helmets with black straps and buckles. A white label inside the helmet is printed with Item # ACTGEAR-238BTS in the bottom left corner.  These helmets were sold only at Walmart from July 2020 – January 2022 for roughly $25. 89,000 of them were sold. When these helmets don’t comply with federal safety standards, a fall can result in serious injuries. Consumers are supposed to immediately cease use of the recalled helmets and get in touch with Sakar to receive instructions to get a free replacement helmet. Sakar intends to facilitate the return by providing prepaid postage packaging.

If you were already injured as the result of a fall involving a defective helmet made by Sakar, however, you may be concerned about recourse for the losses flowing from those injuries. You may be able to recover damages by filing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer and others in the chain of commerce. To recover damages, our lawyers will need to establish that the helmet was defective in terms of its design, marketing, or manufacturing. Defects in design are flaws in what the product is supposed to be. For example, if none of the helmets comply with safety standards, there is likely a design flaw. However, if only certain helmets have problems, it is more likely a manufacturing defect, or flaw in how the helmet was made. Experts may need to testify on the type of defect.

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deodorant-g44ebc4c3b_640In February 2022, manufacturer HRB Brands voluntarily recalled its Sure and Brut Aerosol sprays, which are used as antiperspirants or deodorants to stop or mask body odor. This recall was instituted because benzene, which is carcinogenic, was present in the product. Most of these sprays were distributed in the United States with one spray, Brut Aerosol Deodorant, distributed in Canada. Consumers have been advised to stop using recalled sprays when the expiration date is on or before August 2023. If you were harmed by the recalled Sure or Brut Aerosol sprays or another aerosol spray that contained benzene, you should give the seasoned Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we were involved.

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The voluntary recall of Sure and Brut Aerosol sprays affects all lot numbers that expired on or before August 2023 Benzene isn’t listed as an ingredient in these products; the unanticipated benzene levels come from the propellant spraying the substance from the can. Benzene is a human carcinogen that can occur through inhalation, oral consumption, or through the skin. Benzene is prevalent in the environment and people around the world are exposed to it daily both indoors and outdoors, but sometimes exposures result in cancers like leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, along with life-threatening blood disorders. Helen of Troy Limited owned and distributed the product before June 7, 2021.

Distributors and retailers have been told to stop distribution of the affected aerosol sprays. If you have questions about the recall, you can contact TCP HOT Acquisition LLC, dba HRB Brands by calling 1-866-615-0976 Monday to Friday from 8:30am–5pm (PT). You can request a product refund as a remedy. However, if you suspect you were injured or made sick by the product, you should call a doctor or healthcare provider and notify the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program about your adverse reactions or quality problems.

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Reckitt voluntarily recalled certain bottles of 63-count and 75-count Airborne Gummies because it was found that when the bottle is opened for the first time, pressure built up within the bottle presents the possibility of injury. Bottles of gummies that have already been opened do not present this danger to consumers and others. Around 3.7 million units of this product have already been sold. If you were harmed by a bottle of Airborne gummies, you should give the experienced Chicago-based product liability attorneys of Moll Law Group a call. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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Certain Airborne Gummies were recalled in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). When pressure builds up in the recalled bottles, the cap and seal may fly off forcefully. However, not all Airborne Gummies were recalled. Rather, the recall affected only bottles with certain flavors distributed in the United States between May 2020 – February 2022. The affected flavors were assorted fruit, orange, and blueberry pomegranate. Elderberry and Honey Lemon are not affected by the recall. Consumers have been advised not to open the product; you should use a lot code search tool to figure out whether your bottle is included in the recall. As a consumer, you can contact Reckitt to return an unopened, affected bottle and get a full refund. The item can be returned using postage-paid labeling. However, bottles that have already been opened aren’t subject to the recall because the pressure has already been released from them. Additionally, you should be aware that the gummies inside aren’t affected by the build-up of pressure and may still be consumed.

However, what if you were injured by a bottle that you opened when the cap came flying off? You may be able to recover compensation through a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the bottle. In a product liability lawsuit, it is alleged that a particular product is defective with regard to its marketing, design, or manufacturing. Marketing defects tend to involve failure to warn.

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woman-g233a70add_640-300x200The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced Fitbit’s March 2, 2022 recall of its Iconic smart watches due to the risk of burn injuries. The company found that the lithium-ion battery in its smartwatch may overheat. Around 1 million affected Fitbits have been sold around the country. The remedy if you have this smartwatch, is a refund. However, if you were burned by a Fitbit or any other smart watch, you should consult the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have grounds to sue for damages. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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The smartwatches involved in the recall are the Fitbit Iconic Smartwatches, which are sold with a polyurethane band and that have a 1.4 inch color LCD screen. Watches are sold in different colors including combinations that feature smoke gray, burnt around, ink blue, silver gray, and slate blue. One of them is cobranded with Adidas. The smartwatch tracks sleep, heart rate, and activity. The recalled Iconic smart watch has a model number, FB503, printed on the back of the device close to where the band connects to the watch.

The company has received at least 115 reports in America, as well as 59 reports from around the world that the battery overheats. Seventy-eight people have reported burn injuries in America; these included 2 reports of third-degree burns and 4 reports of second-degree burns. There have been 40 reports of burn injuries across the globe.

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hairdresser-gf51ec0d83_640-e1646839051297BrushX hot air brushes were recalled on February 17, 2022 due to the risks of electrocution or shock. If you were left with injuries due to electrocution or shock from a BrushX hot air brush, you should consult the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of the Moll Law Group about whether you have grounds to sue for damages. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved. When you’ve been harmed by a large company, it’s wise to pursue product liability lawsuits with a lawyer who understands how to mount a strong case for clients.

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The BrushX hot air brushes were recalled because they weren’t designed with an immersion protection device. That means if you use the brush and it falls into water over your sink or bathtub while it’s plugged in, you could be electrocuted or shocked. Around 100,000 hot air brushes were affected by the recall: the BrushX One (the Styler, Dryer & Volumizer), as well as the BrushX Gen.2 hot air brushes.

The brushes in question have been sold in both black and combinations of black and pink. A “not waterproof” symbol marks the back of the brush.

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baby-g909db3e6f_640-e1646267137939Recently, Abbot Nutrition expanded its recall of baby formula after a second baby died from infection after consuming the formula Abbot Nutrition’s Similac PM 60/40 with a lot code 27032K800. Four reports of Cronobacter sakazakii infection have been reported in connection with products from the plant. If your baby was harmed, hospitalized, or died because of its consumption of Abbot Nutrition’s Similac, you should call the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of the Moll Law Group about whether you have a claim against the manufacturer. Similac PM is specifically intended for infants that are helped by lowered mineral intake; the specific formula in question wasn’t included in a prior, February 17 recall for lots of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare, powdered formulas, that were also produced at the same plant. No parent should have to go through the anguish of a baby who dies because of a formula that should have been safe.

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The FDA has updated its website to investigate another illness due to another Cronobacter sakazakii, which is a rare and dangerous bacteria that causes serious medical complications, including blood infections.  A child died after hospitalization and an infection with this germ may have contributed to his death. He had consumed Similac before becoming infected. While four infections involving Cronobacter sakazakii were reported to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Salmonella Newport infection was also reported alongside the outbreak. The five infants who became sick were all hospitalized. Two died.

Following the second baby’s death, Abbott Nutrition recalled the powdered formula the baby had consumed. To determine whether you are using a lot of powdered formula that has been recalled, you can look at the 7-9 digit code and expiration at the bottom of the package. Take a look at whether the first two digits of the code are 22 -67, the code contains Z2, SH, or K8, and the expiration date is April 1st or later. You can type in the code on the bottom of your package at Similacrecall.com to make sure it’s part of the recall.

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eyes-gdebe702c9_640-e1644292120741Elmiron is a drug for bladder pain manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and other parties for eye damages. If you suffered injuries due to Elmiron, you may have a claim that should be part of In Re: Elmiron MDL No. 2973. Recently, another lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who was injured after she was prescribed and used Elmiron. If you were harmed by Elmiron, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages you’re your case may be joined to the MDL. You should consult the seasoned Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have grounds to sue. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved. We represent consumers around the country.

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The most recent product liability lawsuit arising out of Elmiron was filed on January 10, 2022, but it has joined more than 600 other lawsuits in multidistrict litigation in multidistrict litigation in New Jersey federal court. These lawsuits are being pursued on behalf of those who were prescribed Elmiron for their interstitial cystitis and believe they experienced retina damage and visions problems as a result. Interstitial cystitis triggers chronic bladder pain.

The most recent lawsuit alleges that Janssen became cognizant of the vision problems associated with Elmiron shortly after it came onto the market in 1996, which, if true, means they continued to sell the drug long after they knew it had harmful side effects.

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doctor-g64d60a972_640-e1644291190381The FDA has issued a Class 1 recall, which is the most serious kind of recall, for HawkOne Directional Atherectomy Systems. When a Class 1 recall is issued, it is because using the recalled device may cause death or severe injuries. If you were injured or a loved one was killed because of the HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System, you may have grounds to sue and should contact the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have a viable claim. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

Give Moll Law Group a Call About HawkOne Directional Atherectomy Systems Injuries

The HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System is used by surgeons to improve blood flow during procedures. Made up of a catheter and cutter driver, it is used to take out blockages that occur in peripheral arteries. Unfortunately, when it is used forcefully, there is a risk of the guidewire inside the catheter shifting down or prolapsing, which can result in the tip of the catheter breaking away or separating. This can then result in significant adverse events such as an arterial dissection in which the inside wall of the artery is torn. The tip breaking off can also decrease blood flow resulting in arterial rupture or ischemia. When there are blood vessel complications, further procedures may need to be conducted to catch and take out the tip that has detached. Sometimes the tip migrates, creating further complications.

Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Notice letter to consumers on December 6, 2021, because it has already received 163 complaints about the device. While no deaths have been reported, there have been 55 injuries so far. Prior to the recall, consumers and health care providers were asked to share the information with anyone at the practice or organization who needs to be aware of this problem, or to any other organization where the product has been sent. Health care providers were asked to review instructions. Even so, injuries and deaths may have occurred as a result of the defective device.

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