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.

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USS blast kills one

A blast that occurred at a U.S. Steel plant 10 miles away from downtown Detroit on Sunday, December 15 left one worker dead and two others injured.

U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) spokesperson Courtney Boone said in an interview that the explosion at the company’s Great Lakes Works facility in Ecorse left 32-year-old remote control locomotive operator Antonio Palazzolo dead. Palazzolo, a resident of Rockwood, has been with the company for approximately two years. Boone added that two other workers sustained non-serious injuries and were already treated.

The police stated that around 2:30 a.m., a ladle loaded with molten steel turned upside down, causing the fatal explosion.

Great Lakes Works in Michigan manufactures different types of sheet steels primarily used for the automotive industry. It has a production capacity of more than three million tons every year.

Our lawyers from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, understand the grief and sorrow brought on by such a tragic industrial accident. We extend our deepest sympathy to Antonio’s loved ones and friends.

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.

Prominent lawyer dies in a car crash

Attorney Corbett O’Meara, son of U.S. Judge John Corbett O’Meara, died following a car crash involving two cars at around 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 on Harper Avenue at Shady Lane.

St. Clair Shores police said in a statement that the 1999 Acura being driven by O’Meara struck a tree after hitting the rear of a silver Mercedes Benz. Both drivers were transported to a Detroit hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes Benz, a 69-year-old Eastpointe woman whose name was not released, is in critical condition.

The lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, extend their condolences to all the loved ones of those affected by this fatal crash.

Hit and run crash leaves one woman dead

A car crash occurred at the corner of Alter Road and Mack Avenue on Thursday, October 31, leaving one woman dead.

Detroit police said a van crashed into the side of an SUV around 3 a.m. on the 31st, instantly killing a woman who was a passenger of the SUV. The police added that after the crash, the driver of the van left the scene by walking away, but was caught after about an hour.

An investigation is still underway to determine if the suspect was intoxicated.

The lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., extend their deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

Honor roll student tries to jump bridge, dies in crash, 2 injured

An 18-year old female freshman from Western Michigan University was killed and her two passengers were injured after a car crash in western Michigan on October 13.

Emily Lauer, who recently graduated with honors from Paw Paw High School earlier this year, was speeding on an unpaved road and attempted to drive the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am to go over a small bridge while airborne. Lauer lost control of her vehicle, struck a tree, rolled over, and landed upside down.

Authorities found her pinned in the car and extricated her using the Jaws of Life. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her back seat passenger, an 18-year old male, sustained serious head and facial injuries. A 16 year old was injured while riding in the passenger seat. All three wore seat belts and authorities believe alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Man arrested for DWI and child endangerment

A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and child endangerment after a single-vehicle accident on W. Drew Road in Sherman Township occurred on Wednesday, September 25.

The accident happened around 5:10 p.m., according to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department. Ryan Byberg of Weidman drove his 1999 Ford pickup truck into a ditch and suffered minor injuries. His passenger, 6-year old Aubrey Wilson, was airlifted to Spectrum Health Services in Grand Rapids and found to have head and minor injuries.

Both Byberg and Wilson wore car restraints. Wilson, however, was not in a “belt-positioning booster seat.”

Byberg refused to be treated and is being held in the Isabella County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

The cause crash remains under investigation.

If you have a loved one who was harmed by a drunk driver in Detroit, speak with the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C. When you call (866)-644-6587, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options and possibly pursue compensation.

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.       

Greyhound Bus Overturns, 37 hurt

A Greyhound bus on its way to Detroit turned over on northbound I-75 in Lebanon, Ohio at around 4:00 a.m., September 14. 37 of the 51 passengers were injured, but no fatalities were reported.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the bus went off the road close to the 26 mile marker, causing it to hit a tree and metal fence before overturning in a cornfield.

According to Greyhound spokeswoman Kim Plaskett, 15 of the injured passengers were already released by noon the of the accident after receiving proper treatment at area hospitals, while six were taken by Life Flight emergency helicopter to nearby hospitals. A relief bus took the uninjured passengers back to Cincinnati.

Butler County, Ohio Sheriff officials are conducting an investigation to find out the cause of the accident, which is still undetermined.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident in Detroit, an attorney from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, might be able to help you. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your legal options for pursuing a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for the accident.

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.