NVIDIA recalls tablet computers due to overheating batteries

American technologies company NVIDIA Corp. is recalling approximately 83,000 of its NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers after receiving reports that the ion-lithium battery in the tablets may overheat and pose a fire hazard.

The affected NVIDIA products have model numbers 1761, P1761W and P1761WX, and serial numbers ranging from 0410215901781 to 0425214604018. The recalled products were sold at GameStop retail outlets nationwide and online at BestBuy.com, NewEgg.com, GameStop.com, and Amazon.com between July 2014 and July 2015.

To date, the company has received four reports of battery overheating, two of which resulted in damage to property. Consumers are asked not to use the tablet computers and to contact the company for details on how to receive a replacement tablet at no cost.

Poorly designed and manufactured electronic gadgets may not only pose harm to one’s property; they can cause injuries that may result in hefty medical bills and lost time at work. We at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys might be able to help you recover from the damages brought about by a defective product in Detroit. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to know more about filing a product liability case today.

Nearly 2 million lbs of chicken products recalled over salmonella risk

Aspen Foods, a division of fresh and frozen poultry product supplier Koch Poultry Company, is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of food products over fears of salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported on July 17.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-1358” and “best if used by” dates ranging from July 14, 2016 to October 10, 2016, and were sold under 19 brands. The affected items were distributed nationwide at some of the country’s biggest supermarkets. To date, the company has received three reports of illnesses associated with the issue.

Salmonella Enteritidis is a bacterium that can cause food-borne illnesses. Symptoms associated with salmonella infection include bouts of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, and are particularly harmful in those with weakened immune systems.

Unsanitary practices in food handling and packaging significantly increase the risk of salmonella contamination. If you think a defective food product has caused you harm in Detroit, our team of product liability attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, is willing to assess if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (248) 948-9696 for a free, non-obligatory evaluation of your case.

Ford recalls newer units over software glitch

Automotive giant Ford has issued a recall of over 432,000 2015 model Escape, C-MAX and Focus units in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico after learning that a software bug may cause the engine not to turn-off even after switching the ignition off and removing the ignition key, UPI reported on July 3.

Vehicles affected are particular 2015 Focus cars manufactured at the Michigan Assembly Plant between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, certain 2015 Escape cars manufactured at Louisville Assembly Plant between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and some 2015 C-MAX vehicles manufactured at Michigan Assembly Plant between April 22, 2014 and June 12, 2015.

The company said it will contact the affected customers for a free software update at dealerships.

Car software glitches like these pose harm not just to the drivers and their passengers, but also to those sharing the road with them. To learn how you might be able to recover damages from a car accident in Detroit, speak with an attorney at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, by calling (248) 948-9696 today.

Niagara Bottling issues recall due to possible E. coli contamination

California-based water bottling company Niagara Bottling issues a nationwide voluntary recall of 14 of its bottled water brands over fear of E. coli contamination, CNN reported Tuesday, June 23.

The recall was issued after the supplier of the company’s two water plants in Pennsylvania failed to report evidence of E. coli in the water source. Bottled water brands affected are Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. Affected products were produced between June 10 and June 18.

The company advised customers not to consume the affected brands. Individuals who experience adverse health effects after drinking the affected bottled water should visit a healthcare professional immediately for proper treatment.

An infection from E. coli can be deadly. If a defective food item has ever jeopardized your or your loved one’s health, a Detroit product liability attorney at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.

Overheating batteries prompt Apple to recall Beats Pill XL speakers

About 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers are being recalled by Apple after learning the product’s battery may overheat and catch fire, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on June 3.

The recalled Beats Pill XL speakers have the Beats “b” logo written on the speaker grille and the words “beats pill XL” written on the product handle. The defective speakers come in five different colors: black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium, and were sold in different Apple Retail Stores and other authorized outlets across the U.S. between January 2014 and June 2015 for about $300.

Affected consumers may get a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment refund, and they will also get a postage-paid box to return the defective speaker to the company.

At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, we help victims of defective products in Detroit file a claim against the manufacturer involved. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about the many legal options available to you.

Defective airbags prompt 33.8M vehicle recall by Takata

Takata has issued what is believed to be the largest recall in U.S. history to fix defective airbags installed in 33.8 million U.S. cars, according to a report by RT.com on May 20.

The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the Japanese airbag manufacturer has acknowledged the airbags’ risk of violent combustion, which may cause injuries and deaths to drivers and front-seat passengers. The agency also confirmed that the recent recall includes all the affected vehicles nationwide, not just those in region with higher humidity, as Takata previously determined.

The recall, which involves different car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp., General Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Honda Motor Co., covers close to 14% of all vehicles in the country.

If you have been harmed due to a defective vehicle component in Detroit, our team of product liability attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, might be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about taking legal action today.

Over 130K vehicles recalled by Mitsubishi for two defects

Newer models of Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer manufactured from 2009 to 2011 are being recalled by the car company after reports about two issues that may compromise visibility on the road, a report by Nasdaq stated on May 9.

At least 130,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, 76,958 units of which are being recalled due to a defective blower motor that may cause the windshield defroster to fail. Another 53,396 vehicles are being recalled due to windshield wipers, tail lights and head lights that may not work because of a defective electric control unit.

The company promised to notify the customers about the recall schedule. Mitsubishi plans to replace all the defective components with new ones free of charge.

If you want to know more about taking legal action after being hurt in a car crash caused by a defective vehicle component, our team of personal injury attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, is here to answer all your queries. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 to learn about the possibility of filing a lawsuit.

ThinkPad computer battery packs recalled

Thousands of ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs are being recalled by Lenovo Inc. over fears that the product may overheat and cause a fire hazard, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) on April 21.

148,800 ThinkPad battery packs that might overheat were sold at different computer and electronic stores nationwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2010 to June 2012. The affected battery packs were sold as a separate product or with certain ThinkPad notebook computer series.

The company has already received four reports of overheating that resulted in property damage. One user reported reddened skin linked to the issue.

Consumers can contact the company for a free replacement.

At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe that everyone has the right to seek justice and compensation after being hurt by a defectively designed or manufactured product. To learn more about your options under the law, call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.

Glass contamination prompts Beech-Nut Nutrition recall

About 1,920 pounds of baby food were recalled after its manufacturer received a complaint about a glass shard found inside one of the jars, according to a report by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on April 14.

Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled its “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” packed in 4 oz. jars over fears of glass contamination. The affected products were manufactured in December 12, 2014 and have an expiration date of “DEC 2016.” Recalled products have product numbers between “12395750815” and “12395750821,” and have an establishment number “P-68A” written on the DA’s inspection label.

Currently, the company has received one report of oral injury linked to the issue, but anyone hurt by the product should contact a health care provider for treatment.

To learn more about filing a case against a negligent food manufacturer in Detroit, the legal team at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, might be able to be of help. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to begin taking action today.

Graco to pay hefty fine for delayed safety recall

Graco Children’s Products has been fined $3 million and ordered to spend another $7 million for child safety development programs over its failure to immediately recall about four million defective child car seats, The New York Times reported on March 20.

According to the report, as early as 2009, Graco learned that the buckle in some child car seats may be defective and prove difficult to quickly unlatch in an emergency situation. However, the company insisted that the products were safe and that no safety recall was needed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the company to recall the affected products in January 2014, but the company did not adhere until a month later.

At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe Detroit residents should be protected from negligent manufacturers who refuse to take steps even amid safety concerns. If you think an injurious incident has been a result of a defective product, call us at (248) 948-9696 to see if your circumstances qualify you to file for a product liability claim.