April 9th, 2013|
April 9, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has bumped the voluntary recall on Animas 2020 Insulin infusion pumps to a Class I status. This means use of the Defective Medical Device could result in serious injury or death.
According to an article from Medpage Today, the recall affects all pumps that were manufactured between March 1 and November 30 of last year. The units are equipped with an alarm that sounds when insulin cannot be delivered to the patient’s blood stream for any reason. Unfortunately though, the devices have reportedly given false alarms that resulted in patients getting an unexpected dosage of the drug.
The product also has a problem with its programming that will prevent the unit from working past the end of the year 2015.
The FDA has stated a diabetic who receives too much insulin can experience a range of adverse health events, including hypoglycemia or even death.
Anyone in possession of an affected unit has been instructed to contact the product’s manufacturer to receive a free replacement device. Any adverse events associated with the use of the product should be reported to the FDA immediately.
The Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough would encourage anyone who has been harmed by the use of a defective medical device to also discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
June 5th, 2012|
June 5, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of all Black & Decker brand Spacemaker 12-cup programmable under-the-cabinet coffee makers after claims were made that the product is defective. According to NBCDFW 5 News, handles of the coffee maker pot can break off, resulting in lacerations and severe burns.
The recall was issued on Friday of last week and claims that approximately 159,000 units could be affected. So far, the agency has received more than 1,200 complaints about the defective units, with approximately 70 reports of victims being injured when the coffee pot broke.
Affected model numbers include:
The model number is etched on the underside of the unit.
Black and Decker stated that the appliances have been on the shelves of all major retailers since June 2008 and asks consumers to stop using the product immediately if you are in possession of one of the affected units. The company asks that you contact the product’s distributor at Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866) 708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. EST in order to receive a replacement unit.
The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough hope that taking this defective product off the market will prevent any other future injuries to an unsuspecting consumer. If an affected model has injured you, contact us immediately for a free consultation of your case.
April 24th, 2008|
April 24, 2008
The FDA reported that Kentucky Fried Chicken has recalled one its desserts due to mislabeling and the risk for defective product injury to patients who suffer from food allergies.
KFC’s Double Chocolate Chip Cakes have been nationally recalled for potential defective product injuries because the product may contain amounts of egg, wheat, milk, and soy ingredients, as well as tree nuts, and the products are not individually labeled with ingredients listed to help people with food allergies avoid the ingredients.
People with allergies to these products could suffer severe or life-threatening illnesses if they consume the cakes.
One defective product injury, an allergic reaction, has been reported because of the KFC dessert.
Products without proper ingredients listing could cause Texas defective product injuries.
April 22nd, 2008|
April 22, 2008
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating artificial turf on playgrounds and sports fields due to the potential for defective product injuries, the New Jersey Health Department reported.
The artificial turf could contain high levels of lead and that athletes and children could swallow the dust from the turf and suffer potential defective product injuries.
Artificial turf on playgrounds and sports fields is currently under investigation for lead toxicity because of the pigment containing lead chromate that is used in the production of some turfs.
Artificial turf containing high levels of lead could be a potential risk for Texas defective product injuries.
April 18th, 2008|
April 17, 2008
The FDA reported that it has seized $100, 000 worth of Shangai Regular, Shangai Ultra, Super Shangai, Naturalë Super Plus, and Lady Shangai, which are labeled as natural supplements but may cause defective product injuries.
These drugs claim to treat erectile dysfunction, impotency, or to provide sexual enhancement, but they contain ingredients that are not listed on their labels and may interact with medications patients may already be taking, causing potential risks for defective product injuries.
The drugs could interact with other medications and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels, resulting in defective product injuries.
These products labeled as “natural supplements” could cause potential Texas defective product injuries.
April 15th, 2008|
April 15, 2008
The cereals responsible for the defective product injuries, including salmonella, were sold under the brand name Malt-o-Meal and other private label names, and they are marked with expiration dates of “APR0808” and “MAR1809” .
The FDA recommends that consumers dispose of the products with potential risk of defective product injuries. Stores should immediately pull these items from their shelves.
These cereals could be responsible for Texas defective product injuries.
April 1st, 2008|
April 1, 2008
The Associated Press reports that Dole Fresh Fruit Company is joining other firms in recalling cantaloupes grown, packed, and shipped by a Honduran grower amid reports of defective product injuries, including salmonella.
Dozens of cases of defective product injuries resulting in salmonella have been reported after consumption of cantaloupes from a Honduran provider.
14 of the defective product injuries resulted in hospitalizations.
Dole joins Chiquita and Simply Fresh fruit providers in recalling cantaloupes that could be responsible for defective product injuries.
Contaminated cantaloupes could cause Texas defective product injuries.
March 27th, 2008|
March 27, 2008
These products are marketed as diet products but may have undeclared ingredients, have not been proven safe or effective by the FDA, and may cause defective product injuries.
The undeclared ingredients may interact with some prescription medications, possibly lowering blood pressure to dangerous levels, and causing defective product injuries.
These unapproved diet products could cause Texas defective product injuries.
March 25th, 2008|
March 25, 2008
The FDA reports that cantaloupes from a Honduran grower and packer appear to be the source of defective product injuries in the United States.
The defective product injuries resulting from the cantaloupes include salmonella and 50 people in 16 states have suffered defective product injuries because of the grower’s cantaloupes.
The FDA has asked that all cantaloupes from the company be detained to limit further defective product injuries.
Contaminated cantaloupes could cause Texas defective product injuries.
Reebok to pay $1 million for recalled lead bracelets which caused the defective product related death of a child in 2006
March 19th, 2008|
March 20, 2008
USA Today reported that Reebok will pay a $1 million fine for recalled bracelets that contained toxic levels of lead which caused the death of a 4-year-old child.
Reebok imported and distributed lead charm bracelets, giving them away with children’s shoes purchases.
A heart-shaped charm from the defective product caused a fatal defective product injury in the child who swallowed the charm.
The bracelets were recalled and no other defective product injuries were reported. Lead toxicity in cases like this could cause Texas defective product injuries.