Recall on Baby Toys

Fisher Price has recalled its popular baby item, the Cradle ‘n Swing. The baby seat swings back and forth, gently rocking babies with a mobile overhead. Incidents of the peg, which holds the swing off the ground, falling out have been reported. When the peg falls out, the seat that holds the baby falls to the ground. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

Miniland has also recalled around 2,000 of their plush Moogy toys. The red button, located on the side of the toy, has reportedly fallen off many times. The button could cause a child to choke. Contact Miniland directly to learn how to get a refund and how to remove the button.

Luckily, no children have suffered due to either of these recalls, but parents shouldn’t have to endure the stress of worrying about their child’s safety when purchasing baby toys. If your child or infant has been injured due to a recalled toy, call Lake Geneva are personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-7205 to discuss the compensation your child or family may deserve.


Three people injured in Town of Lyons crash

In the afternoon of March 19, a 2003 Acura SUV was traveling in the westbound lane of State Highway 36 when it crossed over the center median and struck an oncoming 2006 GMC U-Haul truck, according to a news report from NBC 15. The collision happened just east of Overhill Court in the Town of Lyons.

Deputies from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office attended to the crash and stated that the Acura had been driven by Philip Carney Jr., a 70-year-old man from Lake Geneva. He was critically injured in the wreck and was transported via Flight for Life to a nearby trauma center. His wife, 69-year-old Carol Carney, was taken to a local hospital after suffering minor injuries. The 52-year-old driver of the U-Haul truck, Donald Oliver Wilkens, was also taken to the hospital for minor injury treatment.

The news report stated that investigations into the crash are on-going.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Lake Geneva, please seek the help of the experienced, caring attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our office today at 800-242-7205 to learn more about what we can do to help. 


Contamination fears result in 31,000 cases of recalled tuna

Because of a deviation in standard processing procedures, Bumble Bee Foods, the parent company responsible for Bumble Bee Tuna, has issued a voluntary recall affecting 31,000 cases of the company’s “Chunk Light” tuna products. According to the FDA, a deviation occurred during the sanitation stage of processing, which could potentially result in product contamination. Such contamination could cause consumers to become ill.

The products included in this recall were sold during the month of February and include Bumble Bee Tuna’s 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Water, single cans and four-packs, and single cans of 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil. Affected products have can codes starting with the letter “T.” For a complete list of affected “best by” dates, you can click here.

Sadly, it is not uncommon for defective and contaminated food products to cause unsuspecting consumers to fall seriously ill. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a dangerous food product, let the experienced product liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you. Call us today at 800-242-7205 to learn more.


Highway 151 crash injures four, kills one

According to a report from WKOW released on February 14 and updated the next day, a single-vehicle crash occurred along Highway 151 near Blue Mounds on Valentine’s Sunday and led to the death of a 9-year-old boy.

According to the authorities at the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Nissan Armada that was being driven by a 38-year-old woman was traveling north on Highway 151 near Erbe Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the slippery road, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and roll over several times. The accident occurred at around 2:20 in the afternoon.

One of the four young passengers, a 9-year-old boy, was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and he sustained critical injuries. All occupants were transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital, where the 9-year-old boy later died.

The accident remains under the investigation of the Sheriff’s Office.


Lake Geneva crash kills two people

On January 25, Lake Geneva News reported that a 51-year-old Shorewood resident and a 30-year-old Chicago resident were killed after a two-vehicle crash on STH 20 near STH 11 in Spring Prairie that occurred on January 23 at around 7:45 in the evening.

According to the authorities from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the 30-year-old Chicago resident was travelling near a curve in the southbound lane of STH 20 when the vehicle drove over the median and hit another vehicle driven by 50-year-old Glendale resident David Laur. The 50-year-old Shorewood resident was Laur’s passenger.

Authorities stated that five individuals occupied the two vehicles. Every occupant of both cars was transported to a nearby hospital, where the Shorewood woman and Chicago man were later pronounced dead. The other occupants sustained injuries and were revealed to be in critical condition.

The authorities said that alcohol and speed played a part in the tragic crash, which remains under investigation.


Truck collision on Highway 81 results in one death

A 65-year-old man from Darlington passed away after his farm tractor was hit from behind by a semi-truck at around 5:30 in the evening on Thursday, January 14. The accident took place on Highway 81 in Seymour, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Authorities from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office stated that the man was driving his International Harvester, which was carrying a round bale of corn stalks at the time, when a 2009 Mack semi-truck driven by 45-year-old Timothy Klaas from Fennimore struck him from behind.

The collision ejected the driver of the tractor from his vehicle. When medical responders arrived at the scene, they found the 65-year-old man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the site of the collision. The driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for treatment. He has since been released, according to Sheriff Reg M. Gill.

The accident is still being investigated.


Seven children injured in school bus crash

According to a report by WKOW 27, a school bus accident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. on Welch Prairie Road outside of New Lisbon in Juneau County and led to the injuries of seven students on January 6. The authorities from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and found the school bus flipped on its side in the ditch along the side of the road. Emergency responders and several civilian witnesses assisted in extracting the students from the overturned vehicle.

The investigation showed that thirty students were inside the school bus at the time of the accident. Seven of the students, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, were brought by ambulances to Hess Memorial Hospital. Other students were transported to medical facilities by their parents.

The reason for the accident is still unknown, and an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol is underway.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Lake Geneva, our personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you recover compensation. Call our office at 800-242-7205 today to learn more.


More than 300,000 Ford vehicles recalled over headlight concerns

Ford recently issued a recall for 313,000 older-model vehicles over concerns that the headlights in these vehicles could shut off suddenly. In a filing made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall affects Mercury Grand Marquis and Crown Victorias from model years 2003-2005.

According to Ford’s filing, certain solder joints in the lighting control modules of affected vehicles can crack, which leave the vehicle’s headlights at risk of suddenly and unexpectedly turning off. So far, 11 crashes have been blamed on this specific defect.

Malfunctioning and defective cars and automobile parts have the potential to cause serious accidents and injuries. If you have suffered needlessly because of a dangerous car or car component, the experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® want to help. Call us today at 800-242-7205 to learn more about what we may be able to do to help you in your fight for justice.


Firefighter killed in Marquette County crash

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 56-year-old volunteer firefighter who was in the process of responding to a crash on Interstate 39 in Marquette County was killed when a second vehicle struck him at around 4:30 in the afternoon. He was identified in a news release by the state patrol as a resident of Endeavor. While the news release did not identify the man or his department affiliation, it was made clear that the victim was one of several fire response teams from nearby communities to report to the scene of the accident.

Based on the news report, a northbound vehicle drove over the center line, crashed into a mile marker, and struck the firefighter. The 56-year-old victim was transported to Divine Savior Hospital in Portage after the incident, and he was later taken to the trauma center at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. He later died of severe injuries.


Dane County crash kills police officer

According to McFarland Police Chief Craig Sherven, a 33-year-old McFarland K9 police officer was pronounced dead at the scene when his squad car was struck by a pickup truck in a head-on collision in the town of Albion at around noon on November 23.

A spokesperson for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Elise Schaffer, identified the suspect as a 25-year-old woman from Fitchburg who was working as a wildlife biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. The woman was driving on County Highway N when her DNR pickup truck crossed the center line and hit the police officer’s squad car head-on.

The suspect sustained minor injuries in the car accident and was brought to the Mercy Hospital in Janesville in order to receive treatment. The officer killed in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released by authorities immediately, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.