GM seeks to reject liability claims linked to “old GM”

According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, General Motors is seeking protection from all product liability claims associated with incidents that transpired before it went out of bankruptcy.

The plan was made public after the vehicle manufacturer issued an appeal to delay litigation over a class action lawsuit until a federal judge decides on the company’s product liability protection.

GM plans to file a motion in bankruptcy court that will reject product liability claims linked to the “old” company before it emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009. This means that GM’s plans to compensate victims affected by defective GM vehicles could be dropped.

Potential court rulings like this could make you ineligible to file for certain product liability claims. If you have been injured by a defective product in the Detroit area, a knowledgeable attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. may be able to help you pursue legal action. Contact us at (866) 644-6587 if you would like to discuss your legal options.

GSK recalls Alli weight loss products due to tampering

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall of all of its Alli weight loss products over reports of tampering, the U.S. Finance Post revealed on Friday, March 28.

The company received reports of tampered Alli bottles from Texas, North Carolina, New York, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama. GSK encourages U.S. consumers to stop using Alli products and to call them immediately for instructions.

The costs of an injury or illness caused by a defective drug can be enormous. However, if you have been a victim of such a medication in Detroit, our legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., can possibly help you seek compensation from the responsible manufacturer. Call us at (866) 644-6587 for an in-depth analysis of your situation.

Child strollers recalled due to the risks of amputation and lacerations

In an online report published on January 30, the Huffington Post revealed that Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling roughly 216,000 single and double juvenile strollers after receiving reports that pressing the stroller’s release button might partially amputate consumer’s fingertips, cause severe cuts, or break fingers.

The report stated that the strollers B-Agile, Agile Double, and BOB motion were sold online and in juvenile product stores nationwide from May 2011 to June 2013. The report added that the strollers were sold in different colors, including orange, sandstone, navy, and black.

Our lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, know how to help people in Detroit who have found themselves dealing with the repercussions brought about by an injury caused by a defective product. In these situations, victims may be owed financial compensation and justice from the manufacturer. To explore the possibility of filing a product liability lawsuit, call (248) 948-9696.

Wal-Mart recalls table and chair sets due to fall hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday, January 2, that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling more than 73,000 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets following 10 injury reports, including a case of finger amputation.

The CPSC stated that the chairs can suddenly collapse, potentially causing fall hazards that might lead to finger and back injuries. Consumers are urged to discontinue using the product and to return it for a complete refund.

The recalled products were retailed at different Wal-Mart stores across the country and on the company’s website between May and November last year. A label containing the words “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.” can be found at the bottom side of the chairs.

The lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., have assisted more than 10,000 families in Detroit to fight for their personal injury claims. If you are from Michigan suffering from an injury due to a defective product, do not hesitate to call us at (866) 644-6587 today for a free case assessment.

NHTSA plans to expand Hyundai airbag recall

On Wednesday, December 4, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will open an investigation to determine whether the Hyundai Elantra airbag recall should be expanded to include 2009 to 2012 Elantra Touring units. The inquiry was called after the agency found that the approximately 52,000 2009 to 2012 Elantra Touring units have a metal support lining similar to that of the 2011 to 2013 Elantra units previously recalled due to defective airbag design.

Last March, 186,254 2011 to 2013 Elantra sedans were recalled due to poorly designed metal brackets attached in the vehicle’s headliner. The NHTSA said those brackets may pose injuries to drivers and passengers when side curtain airbags are utilized during side collision car accidents.

Our lawyers from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, are dedicated to helping residents from Detroit when they have been hurt by defective products such as this. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to find out how we may be able to help you file a lawsuit.

Meat company to recall 58,000 lbs tainted ground beef

At least 58,000 lbs of ground beef will be recalled by the California-based Central Valley Meat Company after it was found to be contaminated by small plastic bits, a report on September 24 said.

The recall was made after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the contaminated ground beef during a probe following a consumer complaint. The ground beef under recall was to be served in the National School Lunch Program. No injury or illnesses were reported that were related to the tainted meat according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

A general manager from the Central Valley Meat Company said they are working out to figure out the cause of the contamination and will improve the safety of their products.

Sadly, many people sustain injuries and suffer health problems caused by contaminated foods. However, in such situations, negligent manufacturers can sometimes be held liable and compensation may be sought to cover losses. To learn more about filing a product liability claim in Detroit, speak with a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., by calling (866) 644-6587 today.       

200,000 plastic-tainted Motrin infant drops recalled

Due to possible contamination, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) voluntarily recalled around 200,000 half-ounce bottles of infant Motrin, according to CNN on September 7.

In the recall, the manufacturer said the Concentrated Motrin Infant Drops berry flavor were possibly contaminated with tiny plastic specs. Consumers were warned not to use the recalled products with lot numbers DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. J&J also advised retailers to pull the infant medication from their shelves immediately.

On their website, J&J said consumers’ health and well-being is of utmost importance to them, and urged customers to seek help through their consumer care center.

Although no one was reportedly injured by this recalled product, many Americans sustain serious injuries and harm from recalled products every year. Should this happen to you or a loved one in Detroit, talk with our legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., about pursuing a legal claim against the careless manufacturer. Call us at (866)-644-6587 today.

2 IKEA models of children’s beds in U.S. and Canada recalled

Two children’s bed models sold at IKEA stores in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled after a defect was found that could potentially cause laceration injuries, an August 16 report from Bloomberg said.

At least 40,000 of the Kritter and Sniglar junior-sized beds were recalled due to a defective metal rod that may break and cause laceration wounds. In a statement, IKEA said that sharp edges of the metal rod are exposed when it snapped, which could cause users harm. No injuries were reported to IKEA prior to the recall.

Owners of the defective beds will be given repair kits with a metal rod replacement.

Sadly, many parents buy products for their children that can potentially harm them. If your child has been harmed due to a defective child’s product in Detroit, a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you get  compensation from the negligent manufacturer to cover your losses. Call (866)-644-6587 today.