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Kia Motors recalls nearly 87,000 Forte sedans in U.S. due to fire risk

Monday, January 26th, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the United States because a cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators.

The recall involves certain model year 2014 Forte compact sedans and is expected to begin on Feb. 24, according to documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

Dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multifuse unit in the recalled cars, and owners of vehicles with a 1.8 liter engine will also have the engine control unit software updated, the documents said.

The South Korean automaker reported several incidents of engine fires that could be linked to the resistor but no accidents or injuries, the documents said.

A Kia Motors representative was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

Cellino & Barnes Los Angeles Office

Friday, November 21st, 2014

la-skyline-purchasedCellino & Barnes goes coast-to-coast!

Our latest office expansion is located at 633 West 5th Street Suite 1180 Los Angeles, CA 90071. Serving all of Los Angeles the personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes are ready to help 24/7. Our firm has over 50 experienced lawyers who have helped thousands of injured people get the settlements they deserve.

The personal injury lawyers at Cellino & Barnes handle cases resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, plane crash disasters, cruise ship injuries, slip and fall accidents and more.

If you have been injured don’t wait Call 8! Let us help you get the best result possible, call the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes 800-888-8888.

Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Shimano American has collaborated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a recall on September 19, 2013 for Disc Brake Calipers.

In accordance to the safety notice, the calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.

About 6,600 Disc Brakes were distributed in the United States, and 704 in Canada. Bicycles were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013. To date, there have been no reported injuries or collisions due to recalled product.

This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. “Shimano,” “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes. Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers. Call Shimano American at (800) 353-4719.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

New York— The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with computer manufacturer Lenovo, issued a statement March 8th regarding an immediate product recall of Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers.

As stated in the safety notice, a defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers. When flames are generated from the computer overheating, nearby household items are at risk catch fire, posing fire and smoke hazards to consumers using these desktop computers. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes Jingle Contest

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Cellino & Barnes Jingle Contest

You Could Win $2,000

In case you haven’t heard, Cellino & Barnes is having a jingle contest! You could win $2,000!

What do you need to do?

Simply create an original and unique version of our Cellino & Barnes jingle, upload it to your YouTube account and then submit that link via the Cellino & Barnes Contest Page. It’s that easy!

We will be accepting entries through March 7, 2012, at which time, the top 5 jingles will be selected by Cellino & Barnes. (more…)

What is a Free Consultation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

I was recently asked, “Exactly what is a free consultation, anyway?”

A free consultation is when an attorney discusses the facts surrounding your case for free. The consultation can take place over the phone or in person.

Typically the initial contact is made when a potential client calls our office. A receptionist will answer the phone, but all calls involving accident cases are then routed to an attorney. You will be able to confidentially discuss the facts with an attorney – some law firms have paralegals screen their calls but at our firm the attorneys handle each and every call. If after discussing the facts of the case with the prospective client, we believe there is a legitimate case, we will take the next step and schedule an appointment to meet with the client. In situations where you are unable to travel to meet us, an attorney in our office can travel to meet you. At that meeting there is another more in-depth consultation that will take place and of course that is also free. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes Classroom Scholarship Winners – Weeks 5 & 6

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Cellino & Barnes would like to congratulate the Classroom Scholarship Winners for Weeks 5 and 6 of the Buffalo Bills season. 

Week 6 Winners – 2010 

Mrs. Linda Kraft 

5th Grade 

Buffalo Academy for V&P Arts 


Mr. Jeff Miodonski 

3rd Grade 

Armor Elementary 


Mr. Jerry Balisteri 

6th Grade 

Depew Middle School 


Mrs. Fabian 

6th Grade 

Northridge Christian School 


Miss MacDonald 

2nd Grade 

Ivan L. Green Primary School 

East Irondequoit 

Mrs. Tortorici 

5th Grade 

Indian Landing Elementary 


Mrs. Saraf 

2nd Grade 

Washington Hunt Elementary 


Ms. Jennifer Plummer 

7th Grade 

North Tonawanda Middle School 

N Tonawanda 

Mr. Mike Putney 

3rd Grade 

Westfield Elementary 


Ms. Megan Bower 

1st Grade 

Ridge Rd. Elementary School 


Week 5 Winners – 2010 

Mrs. Lynn Barnes 

2nd Grade 

School #33 Bilingual Center 


Mr. Thomas P. Burger 

8th Grade 

St. Margaret 


Mrs. Guyton 

5th Grade 

Akron Elementary School 


Ms. D. Cordovano 

6th Grade 

Potters Road Elementary 

West Seneca 

Mrs. Jamie Klotz 

2nd Grade 

NRCS #3 


Mrs. Lynne Lincourt 

2nd Grade 

Northwood Elementary 


Mr. Pokalsky 

3rd Grade 

Archangel School 


Ms. Kate Baker 

6th Grade 

Alfred Almond 


Mr. Clark 

3rd Grade 

St. Paul Lutheran School 


Ms. Tamara Coffey-Keller 

4th Grade 

Manchester-Shortsville CSD 


Personal Injury and Social Media

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Do you actively participate in social networking? Do you Tweet or post updates on Facebook?

If the answer is yes and you have a personal injury case, our advice is that you either limit your involvement or stop it all together.

Recently, a New York State Supreme Court ruled that a woman had to release her private Facebook and MySpace accounts to defense counsel. The purpose was to challenge her injury claims.

This ruling has increased the need for an injury victim to be cautious in what they say and post on social networking sites.

You also need to understand that even if you have privacy settings turned on, attorneys are still permitted, through discovery, to obtain your information. You may think that deleting your posts and photos will solve the problem, but it often looks as though you are trying to hide something.

Advice to Personal Injury Victims

As a personal injury firm, we strongly recommend you think before you post. This holds true regardless of whether you are an accident victim or not. If you don’t want something to come back to bite you, then don’t post it.

Defense counsel will not hold back when trying to harm the reputation of a personal injury victim. What should you do?

  • Hire an experienced personal injury firm with a record of success against the insurance industry.
  • Avoid talking or writing about your case with anyone, except your personal injury attorney.
  • Be honest. It’s important that you tell the truth from the beginning so your attorney can build your case. Discovering something unfavorable later in your case can be a difficult obstacle. If it’s known at the onset, we can prepare for it.
  • Anything you post online can be used to discredit your case. This includes Facebook, My Space, Twitter, online forums and other social media sites.

Social media is not going away. Smart attorneys know this and will use social media to their advantage. If you have been injured, contact Ross Cellino or Steve Barnes today (1-716-888-8888). Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help you.

Asbestos Exposure Can Lead to Mesothelioma

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that has affected many people in Western New York.

The primary cause of mesothelioma is from exposure to asbestos fibers. These fibers get trapped in the lungs where they remain throughout your lifetime. Many people who inhaled asbestos are not diagnosed with mesothelioma for 20-40 years after the exposure.

Steel workers, pipefitters and construction workers often brought asbestos fibers home on their clothing, which may have exposed their families to asbestos as well.

Mesothelioma is hard to detect and frequently confused with other conditions. More alarming is that there is no known cure. If you are suffering chronic respiratory symptoms and have worked in a ship yard, steel plant, construction site or other industry that exposed you to asbestos, you should discuss this with your doctor and ask to be tested.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have the right to seek compensation from companies who knew the dangers of asbestos, but failed to warn their workers.

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