Defective blower motor and ECU prompt Mitsubishi recall
May 13, 2015 2:32 pm

More than 130,000 vehicles are being recalled by automotive giant Mitsubishi over two issues that may compromise visibility and increase the risk of an accident, according to a report by Nasdaq on May 9.

Lancer and Outlander units manufactured between 2009 and 2011 are affected by the recalls. The first recall involves 53,396 vehicles with windshield wipers, tail lights, and head lights that might not function properly due to a defective electronic control unit (ECU). The second recall involves 76,958 cars with defective windshield defroster blower motors. The car company said it will notify affected customers and will replace the defective components for free.

Car component defects like these may increase the risk of injurious, sometimes even fatal car accidents. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective vehicle in Lake Geneva, our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see if it is possible for you to file a claim against the car maker involved. Call us at 800-242-7205 today.


Thousands of battery packs recalled by Lenovo over fire hazard
April 29, 2015 4:39 pm

About 148,800 ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs were recalled by computer technology company Lenovo Inc. after reports of property damage and reddened skin, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) stated on April 21.

The affected products, which were sold between February 2010 and June 2012 at different electronic and consumer retail outlets nationwide, have been made available either separately or as a component to certain ThinkPad notebook computer series. The company learned about four incidents of overheating, which led to property damage and one consumer suffering from reddened skin and burn marks on the clothing.

Affected consumers are urged to turn-off their computers and remove the battery packs immediately.

If you have been injured due to a defective tech product, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. might be able to help you possibly file a claim. Call our Lake Geneva offices at 800-242-7205 today to learn about your legal options.


Beech-Nut Nutrition’s baby food recall prompted by glass contamination
April 20, 2015 3:53 pm

Beech-Nut Nutrition issued a nationwide consumer level safety recall of about 1,920 pounds of its baby food products after learning that a piece of glass was found inside one of the jars, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service stated in a report on April 14.

“Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” baby food packed in 4 oz. jars is being recalled by the company after a report indicated the products may be contaminated by broken glass. To date, one report of mouth injury related to the issue has been received by the company.

The recalled products have the following details: an establishment number of “P-68A,” product numbers ranging from “12395750815” to “12395750821,” and an expiry date of “DEC 2016.” Consumers are asked to contact the company for any recall inquiry.

At [firm-name], we help victims of contaminated food products in Lake Geneva file for legal action against manufacturers who have been negligent enough not to ensure the quality of their products. To learn more about filing a claim, call us at [phone-number] today.


Kia recalls thousands of its units due to a defective gas pedal assembly
April 6, 2015 12:30 am

Thousands of Kia Sorentos are being recalled by Kia Motors America after learning that a faulty capacitor in the gas pedal assembly could cause the vehicle to drive in Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode, putting the occupants at risk of a rear-end collision, The Washington Post revealed on Wednesday, March 25.

According to the company, the manufacturer of the capacitor has defectively soldered the component to the gas pedal’s circuit board, which causes the car to drive at minimal speed. 12,361 cars are affected, all of which were made between October 27, 2014 and January 29, 2015.

The company is currently contacting all the affected customers for a free gas pedal assembly replacement. Owners may contact the company’s customer service line to learn more about the recall.

At [firm-name], we help Lake Geneva residents file for personal injury claim against a car manufacturer who has been negligent enough not to ensure that each of its car’s component has been manufactured within highest quality standards. To learn more about how to file a claim, call us at [phone-number] today.


Graco to pay fine for late recall and pay toward safety programs
March 25, 2015 6:21 pm

Child car seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products has agreed to pay a $3 million fine and put $7 million toward safety programs after failing to issue a timely recall of dangerous child car seats, The New York Times reported on March 20.

The child car seats have a buckle that can be difficult to detach, creating a risk in emergency situations when parents have trouble releasing their child. An investigation launched by federal regulators last December revealed that Graco knew about the issue as early as 2009 but did not recall the products; instead, the company taught parents how to clean the buckles to prevent them from jamming. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered Graco to recall four million car seats in January 2014, which the company did not actually do until a month later.

Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to warn consumers about possible safety issues and to take the necessary steps to eliminate injury risks. If you think the manufacturer of a defective product that caused you harm failed to take steps to ensure safety, a lawyer at [firm-name] might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at [phone-number] for a free case assessment today.


Voice system in cars may help drivers reduce distraction time
March 10, 2015 3:43 pm

A recent study suggests new voice recognition technologies in cars may reduce time distracted when using mobile phone behind the wheel, a report by The Detroit News stated on Tuesday, March 3.

The study, which was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab, showed that driving a car equipped with voice recognition system could reduce the time drivers have to look away from the road when dialing a contact to an average of 13 seconds, compared to 15 seconds when doing it manually. 80 drivers ages 20 to 66 participated in the research.

Technological innovations have also been among the many common causes of distracted driving accidents in America. If you think a driver has breached his duty of driving with care, our team of distracted driving attorneys at [firm-name] might be able to help you file for legal action. Call our Lake Geneva office at [phone-number] to learn more about how we can be of help.


Defective valve component prompts recall of millions of fire extinguishers
February 25, 2015 4:23 pm

Fire extinguisher manufacturer Kidde has announced it is recalling 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers due to a plastic valve that might cause the safety equipment to malfunction during use, possibly causing injuries, a report by the Associated Press said on Thursday, February 12.

The recalled units were installed with Zytel black plastic valves, and were rated either ABC or BC. These products were available from August 2013 to November 2014 online and at Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, and at several other stores nationwide. There are 31 affected models, 10BC, 1A 10BC, 1A 10BCW, 2A10BC, 5BC, 5BCW, FA10G, FA110, FA5B, FC10, FC110, FC5, FH/ RESSP, FX10, FX10BC, FX10K, FX210, FX210R, FX210W, FX340GW, FX340SC, FX5II, KFH Twin, M110 Twin, M5 Twin, Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, Mariner 5 G, RESSP and XL 5MR.

Using defective home fire safety equipment may not only result in damages to your property; it could also result in injuries that could even cost lives. To seek legal help after being harmed by a defective product in Lake Geneva, speak with an attorney at [firm-name] by calling [phone-number] today.


Nissan recalls thousands of vehicles for two different defects
February 10, 2015 9:50 pm

Two separate defects involving newer Nissan brands prompted the Japanese car maker to recall approximately 768,000 vehicles, according to TechTimes on January 29.

552,135 Rogue SUVs were recalled by Nissan worldwide, 468,815 of which are in the U.S., after learning that water or snow with salt carried by the driver’s shoes may leak into the carpet on the driver side and into the floor, causing a short circuit that could lead to fire.

Meanwhile, 215,789 2013-2014 Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 and QX60 Hybrids are being recalled by Nissan worldwide, 170,655 of which are in the U.S., after learning that the hood release cable assembly is too short, preventing the hood from engaging fully. This could cause the hood to open if the driver unintentionally pulls the primary hood release while the car is in motion.

At [firm-name], we help victims of defective vehicles seek compensation from the negligent manufacturers involved. Call our Lake Geneva office at [phone-number] to learn more about taking legal action today.


IKEA crib mattresses recalled due to entrapment reports
January 26, 2015 5:16 pm

IKEA announced a voluntary safety recall of around 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses after learning about two incidents of children becoming trapped between the edges of the crib and the mattress, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published on its website on January 13.

The recalled models are VACKERT, VINKA, SLOA, SLUMMER, and SPELEVINK, which were manufactured in Mexico on May 4, 2014 or earlier. The affected products were sold across IKEA retail stores nationwide and through the IKEA website from August 2010 to May 2014. The company said a gap larger that the width of two fingers between the ends of the mattress and the crib may pose an entrapment hazard to infants, making them at higher risk of sustaining injuries.

The company said affected products will be replaced or refunded.

At [firm-name], we help Lake Geneva families who have been adversely affected by a defective baby care product fight for justice and compensation by possibly filing a lawsuit. Call us at [phone-number] today to see if we can put our experience to work for you.


German automaker Volkswagen to start this year with two recalls
January 8, 2015 6:19 pm

Volkswagen is recalling more than 60,000 newer vehicles in the country after learning about headlight and fuel rail issues that may cause injurious, even fatal accidents, according to a report by the Examiner on December 31.

The company’s first recall involves more than 25,007 Jetta units with a 2015 model year, wherein defective software causes the low beam headlights to shut off whenever the high beams are turned on, thus reducing driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of an accident.

The other recall involves nearly 38,000 2014-2015 Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat and Jetta, and 2015 Golf and GTI models due to a defective cap sealing on the fuel rail that may fail to fully seal. The fuel may then leak into the engine compartment, increasing the car’s risk of fire if there is an ignition source.

Injurious road accidents may sometimes be a result of a defectively-designed and manufactured car. If you believe the car accident you have been involved in has been a result of a defective vehicle in Lake Geneva, a lawyer at [firm-name] may look into your situation to see if it qualifies you for a claim. Call us at [phone-number] today for a free assessment of your case.