Archive for March, 2014

Twin-Star recalls space heaters due to fire and burn hazards

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Duraflame electric space heaters have been recalled by Twin-Star due to the fact that the heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. Approximately 31,000 of these units have been recalled because they pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Twin-Star has received 32 reports of the heaters burning or melting, including eight of which have caught fire, one resulting in property damage. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Twin-Star at (855) 884-9651 for a full refund. For more cases like this view our settlements and verdicts from defective products.

Rollerblade USA recalls skates due to fall hazard

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The Rollerblade® Tempest Inline Skates have been recalled by Rollerblade USA at the amount of 11,800 pairs of skates. Reportedly, the mounting holes in the boot and frame can be misaligned. This can cause the boot to separate from the frame, posing a fall hazard.

No injuries or incidents have been reported. However, consumers should stop using the skates immediately and contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 for a free inspection and free replacement. If you have incurred an injury from this product contact a personal injury attorney today. Also you can review our similar practice areas for better outdoor safety and potential cases you may have.

Packaging Tape Inc. recalls air movers due to fire hazard

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Approximately 2,800 units of the Air Movers/Blowers from Packaging Tape Inc. have been removed due to fire hazard. Reportedly, the switch of the product can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been eight reported incidents, including four reports of fire, one of which caused $225,000 in property damage. Consumers should stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Packaging Tape to receive a full refund at (855) 800-1091.

Don’t let this happen to you! If you had had an incident with this product, and been effected by personal injury contact a New York personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.

BMC recalls bicycles due to crash and injury hazards

Friday, March 28th, 2014

BMC has recently recalled 1,300 units of their Stromer Electric Bicycles in the United States; and 11 in Canada. The recall stemmed off of a hazard that the bicycle fork can break, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider. BMC has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider. If you have been injured from this product contact an NY personal injury lawyer.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized Stromer dealer. Recalled bicycle owners will receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost.

Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recall

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

House of Flavors Ice Cream Company is issuing a voluntary recall for all Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough due to the possible nut allergens in the product. The product was distributed in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. There have been two documented cases of allergic reaction due to consumption of the product by allergic consumers. Affected products are being removed from all distribution. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

If you have suffered an allergic reaction or any medical illness of any kind from use or consumption of this product, contact a personal injury lawyer.

Anyone requiring more information should contact House of Flavors consumer affairs at 1-800-930-7740, extension 2229, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 pm. (EST).

Gretchen’s Shoebox Issues Recall for Undeclared Eggs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express based out of Seattle, WA is declaring a recall on Greek Yogurt Raspberry and Lemon Parfait cups due to undeclared ingredient: eggs. The products are sold at Starbucks stores in Seattle and Portland. Eggs can cause a severe reaction for those allergic to the ingredient.  Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-623-8194 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have suffered an allergic reaction or any medical illness of any kind, contact a personal injury lawyer today.

Crown Foods recalling “Golden Natural Fruit Island”

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Crown Foods is issuing a recall for “Golden Natural Fruit Island” for sulfites contained in the product that were not declared on the packaging. Sulfites can pose a serious health risk to those with allergic reactions. Undeclared yellow C coloring was also found in the product. No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

If you have suffered an allergic reaction or any medical illness of any kind, contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

Consumers who have purchased the 25 oz. package of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Crown Food Distributors Inc. at (201) 758-8363.

Pfizer Inc. Effexor XR ® (venlafaxine HCl) Recall

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling Greenstone LLC-branded Venlafaxine HC1 150 mg extended-release capsules. A pharmacist had reported that a bottle of Pfizer’s Effexor XR contained one capsule of Tikosyn® (dofetilide) 0.25mg in addition to the Effexor XR capsules. Although Pfizer did not receive any other reports of poor packaging, these three lots are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution because they were packaged on the same line.

The use of Tikosyn by an Effexor XR/Venlafaxine HCl patient, where the contraindications and drug-drug interactions with Tikosyn have not been considered by the prescribing physician, could cause serious adverse health consequences that could be fatal.

There is a very low probability that other bottles of Effexor XR contain a Tikosyn capsule, Pfizer has initiated this voluntary recall as a precaution.Effexor XR is a prescription antidepressant indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Tikosyn is a Class III cardiac antiarrhythmic drug. It is used to treat irregular heartbeats and to maintain normal rhythm.

This recall extends to the patient level and involves Pfizer lot numbers V130142 and V130140, which both expire in October 2015, and Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.

These products were distributed nationally to wholesalers, distributors, certain government agencies, patient assistance programs and retailers, such as pharmacies and hospitals. These direct customers are being notified by UPS next day mail, and Pfizer is arranging for the return of all recalled products.

Pharmacists should immediately quarantine, discontinue distribution of and return all recalled lots of these products, as well as notify any of their customers to whom they distributed the products. Patients with affected product should notify their physicians and/or return product to their pharmacies.

If you have suffered medical harm or any kind of injury from using Effexor XR, contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.

Patients with questions regarding the return of product should contact Stericycle at 1-888-345-0481 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm ET). Patients with questions regarding this recall can contact Pfizer Medical Information at 1-800-438-1985 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm ET or Friday, 9am to 5pm ET). Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Net Food Turkey Dried Apricot Recall

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Failing to declare sulfites in their product, Net Food is recalling their Turkey Dried Apricots. Sulfites can cause life threatening reactions for those who are allergic. The apricots are a product of the country of Turkey. No illnesses have been reported due to the consumption of Net Food’s dried apricots.

If you have suffered an allergic reaction or any medical illness of any kind, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer right away.

Consumers who have purchased Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-484-2256, SevkiUzundal, Net Food Import & Export.

Greatbatch, Inc. Issues Cup Impactor Recall

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Greatbatch, Inc. is issuing a recall of Standard Offset Cup Impactors, after internal review determined that sterilization recommendations could have had mistakes in the instruction manual.

Greatbatch has developed new sterilization recommendations that meet acceptable sterility assurance levels and has provided them to affected customers. Customers who have this product should immediately begin utilizing the new sterilization instructions.

Customers with questions may contact the company via telephone at 763-951-8235. Customers may also contact the company via e-mail at