Kraft cheese products recalled due to improper storage

Kraft Foods Group has issued a voluntary consumer product recall of four cottage cheese labels on Saturday, May 17, due to improper storage that could lead to spoilage or illness, Food Safety News reported on May 18.

The company is recalling 1.2 million cases of Knudsen, Breakstone, Simply Kraft, and Daily Chef after discovering that some of its ingredients were not stored at the correct temperature. All of the affected products have code dates ranging from May 9, 2014 to July 23, 2014, which can typically be found on the top of the package.

The company added that only the Simply Kraft products with the plant code 06-245 and without a ‘W’ in the case code date are affected by the recall.

Food spoilage due to an improperly stored food product might lead to food borne diseases that are harmful to the consumer. If you have been adversely affected by a defective product in Detroit, an attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C. might be able to help you seek the justice and compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (866) 644-6587 to learn about how we might help you file for a claim.

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.

Crane accident in Ecorse kills one man

On Friday, April 4 a crane collapse accident that happened at a U.S. Steel worksite in Ecorse killed one worker.

Authorities reported that a crane fell around 5:45 a.m. at the Great Lakes Steel facility killing 36-year-old crane operator, Chris Castro. A statement released by the company said that Castro was a contractor with Connelly Crane.

No other workers were injured in the incident. Investigations over the cause of the accident are still underway.

The lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, offer our sincerest condolences to those have been affected by this accident.


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.

Toyota to enter into $1.2 billion settlement over sudden acceleration issues

A report published by CNN on Wednesday, March 19 revealed that Toyota will pay around $1.2 billion to settle safety issues and for deliberately misleading customers and the government over concerns of sudden acceleration.

According to the agreement between the Justice Department and the Japanese car giant, the government will monitor Toyota while charges against the company are put off for three years. The agreement also included Toyota’s admission of deceiving U.S. authorities who investigated safety issues.

At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, our lawyers believe that anyone in Detroit who has been harmed as the result of an unsafe vehicle should be entitled to financial compensation and justice. If you have been the victim of an auto defect, call us at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your situation and options.

Suspended cop accused of driving while intoxicated

A suspended Detroit policewoman was held under a 10,000/10% bond following an accusation that she was driving under the influence of alcohol, causing a car accident in Detroit that left two people injured.

According to the report, misdemeanor charges were pressed against 41-year-old Dana Bond after crashing into a car Sunday afternoon, March 2, while driving at the intersection of Memorial St. and Plymouth Rd. The other car’s 19-year-old driver and his female passenger were transported to a hospital and were in stable condition. The report also stated that Bond tried to escape from the accident site but was later arrested by authorities.

She is now facing misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence, for not stopping at the scene of an accident with personal injury, and for not stopping at the scene of an accident with property damage.

Sadly, intoxicated drivers all too often cause serious accidents that injure innocent people. If you have suffered in a DUI accident in Detroit, seek the legal guidance of our lawyers from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys about possibly filing a lawsuit. Call us today at (248) 948-9696.

A closer look at the pedestrian’s right of way at unmarked crosswalks

Almost all drivers are aware that they should yield to pedestrians crossing the street at marked crosswalks. However, fewer are aware that they should also yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the street at unmarked crosswalks.

In almost all states, unmarked crosswalks are defined as the ‘continuation’ or ‘connection’ of the lateral lines of a trail, such as a sidewalk. Except when the traffic is regulated by a police officer or by a traffic light, most states in the U.S. require the driver to stop and yield to crossing pedestrians at unmarked crosswalks.

Unfortunately, many drivers ignore pedestrians’ rights, resulting in serious harm befalling pedestrians. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident you believe was caused by someone else’s recklessness, speak with an attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. We know how to help Detroit residents in these situations get the compensation they need. Call us at (866) 644-6587 today.

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.

Bus driver and student passengers escape harm after bus crash

A slow-moving collision involving a school bus and a sedan occurred at the intersection of Heyden and Sawyer at around 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22.

According to the Detroit Police, a school bus carrying 20 middle school students was driving along the intersection when it hit the back of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the bus, the students, and the three people inside the sedan were all unharmed after the incident. The police further stated that only minor damages were sustained by the vehicles involved.

Although no one was harmed and no major damages were incurred in this incident, this is not always the case. In fact, as we at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, know, many people in Detroit suffer serious harm in car accidents caused by other people. Call us at (248) 948-9696 if you’ve been involved in such a situation and want to explore your legal options.

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.