The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), in cooperation with Midwest Folding Products, has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to risk of injury and death to users of the product.
About the Stage & Riser Caddy Recall
The problem with the caddy is that its latches do not close automatically to secure the stages and risers when stored. Stages and risers that are not secured completely can fall off caddies and onto consumers. One child, a 3-year-old girl, died in May 2011 in South Carolina from severe head trauma after a part of a portable stage fell out of the caddy and onto her.
The CPSC and Midwest Folding urge caddy owners and consumers to stop using the recalled stage and riser caddies immediately. Caddy owners should contact Midwest Folding Products to receive a free repair kit with new brackets that will allow latches to automatically return to the closed position on the caddies. This comes with new white warning and instruction labels.
Description of the Recalled Folding Products
- The caddies are brown, gray or black metal and measure 44 inches long by 30 inches wide by 60 inches high.
- They hold six 96-inch long or eight 48 to 72-inch long stage or riser platforms.
- Yellow caution and instruction labels are located on the caddy’s frame.
Contact an Experienced Child Safety Recall Attorney
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division has extensive knowledge and resources in both product liability litigation and child injury. If your child has been the victim of a serious injury due to a recalled product, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.
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According to FDA, on July 25, 2012, DUKAL Corporation went public with their announcement of a voluntary nationwide recall of the product benzalkonium chloride swabs antiseptic wipes. Benzalkonium chloride antiseptic wipes are commonly sold at several retail stores nationwide and are used as a common towelette to sanitize the skin.
About the Recall
This recall is being issued due to concerns surrounding potential microbial contamination of Burkholderia Cepacia (BC). Cepacia can cause pneumonia in individuals with low immune systems. This bacterium is so resilient, it has been found to survive even in betadine (a common antiseptic). BC is rare but can pose a significant threat to people who have cystic fibrosis (CF) or other lung diseases. According to cysticfibrosis.about.com, CF is a genetic disease caused by a hereditary defect interfering with the body’s capability to transmit salt and water to and from cells. This also causes buildup of mucus that will possibly clog the lungs and digestive organs.
What to do with the Product
For healthy individuals, the presence of Burkholderia Cepacia on the swab is not threatening to their health. However, as a safety precaution, all customers should get rid of this product to prevent any risk of these bacterium or diseases potentially threatening their health. This product is found in retail stores and health kits nationwide and should be disposed of in the proper waste receptacle.
Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division has extensive knowledge and resources in order to represent our clients efficiently and aggressively. We represent a multitude of people who are battling against manufacturers of defective drugs and/or products.
Your choice does matter. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of a recalled product, call Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys immediately. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.
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A Florida convenience store was recently hit with a $716 million verdict for selling alcohol to a minor who later caused a fatal drunk driving accident.
Details of the Wrongful Death Case
- The accident occurred in Apollo Beach, Florida in 2008 when a 17-year-old high school senior, driving 95 mph, crashed his Chevy Camero into another vehicle, killing the 32-year-old driver.
- The minor reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .135 an hour after the accident.
- It was discovered that Best for Less Food Mart, a local convenience store, had sold alcohol to the minor prior to the accident.
- The minor had reportedly purchased two six-packs, two bottles of malt liquor, and two other alcoholic beverages from the convenience store on the day of the accident.
- Plaintiff’s attorneys alleged that the store owners had a practice of selling alcohol to minors for a premium price and had been cited for illegally selling alcohol on several occasions.
- The jury awarded the victim’s family $716 million for their son’s wrongful death and the family's mental anguish.
Contact an Experienced DUI/DWI Accident Attorney
If you suspect you have been injured because of a drunk driver, contact an attorney with the experience and aggressiveness to handle your case. Contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. We will ensure that you get the full monetary compensation you deserve. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.
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