Tire-manufacturer Michelin has announced a major tire recall. Approximately 1.2 million tires manufactured over a two-year period and distributed in the U.S. may have a defect that causes the tire treads to separate, resulting in rapid tire deflation. This tread separation can cause the vehicle to swerve out of control and crash. Unfortunately, these tires […]read more
As a consumer alert on faulty medical devices, The Cartwright Law Firm wants to warn consumers who may have had a cardiac rhythm device implanted to be aware of the following issue: Medtronics, Inc. issued the following press release under urging from the FDA in response to what the FDA terms a Class 1 recall: […]read more
According to the child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide, four out of every car seats are installed or used incorrectly. The problem is so common you might think these mistakes aren’t critical, but they can be. It is estimated that some 30,000 children are injured and almost 500 are killed in car accidents despite being […]read more
Since mid-June, 372 people have reported becoming sick from the parasite cyclospora, which can cause weeks of severe diarrhea, among other symptoms. The food poisoning outbreak has sickened people in at least 16 states, with the victims concentrated in Iowa and Nebraska. The culprit, according to Iowa state food safety investigators, appears to be prepackaged […]read more
Parents go to great lengths to protect their children’s safety, and one step every parent should take is to make sure their kids are tucked away in a child safety seat whenever they’re in the car. The somewhat alarming truth, however, is that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly or aren’t appropriate […]read more
On March 6, 2013, The FDA reported a recall of two major tuna brands – Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea, over concerns the cans were improperly sealed, and may be susceptible to bacterial contamination. While there are no current reports of illnesses associated with these products, both companies are recalling all products as […]read more
Going in for surgery is almost always fraught with anxiety and fear. Few people, though, would ever think that the risks of surgery included the possibility of their bones catching on fire. Sadly, a defective medical product has made this a real possibility. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked Johnson & […]read more
The Cartwright Law Firm Consumer Tips – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have issued a recall notice related to about 30,000 strollers that have a front wheel that may unexpectedly break off its axle, causing the stroller to tip, creating a potential fall hazard. The strollers were imported by Bumbleride Inc., and […]read more
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