Yorgo Foods Inc. Recalls Flavors of Hummus Due To Health Risk Yorgo Foods Inc. of Manchester NH recently recalled specific varieties of Hummus and Baba Ghannouj due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This organism may cause serious, potentially fatal, infections in small children, the sick or elderly citizens, and anyone with a compromised… Read More
If companies want to sell their products to the public then they must meet certain safety standards. They can be held liable if their products cause harm to their users. Most retail stores require some form of testing before a manufacturer can put their items on the shelf.
Yet even when tested, an undetected problem can be found. When this happens, the manufacturer can issue what’s known as a recall. A recall is a public notice telling people what the problem is, why they should stop using it, and how they can receive a refund or a replacement product.
In the best-case scenario, no one is injured and all of the products are replaced. But sometimes a recall isn’t issued until there have already been injuries or deaths. Sometimes a regulatory body requires a manufacturer to issue a recall even if the manufacturer thinks nothing is wrong due to the risk to the public.
On this page, we talk about some of the national and Florida-specific recalls that have reached the news. You should know that even if a product is recalled it may not absolve a manufacturer from liability if you are injured by it. If a bad product made you sick or hurt you, you need to talk with a personal injury lawyer with a history of product recall cases.
Any product on a store shelf could be recalled, from bad food to toys to even clothing. Fortunately, recalls are rare. You can go to recalls.gov and see a list of all the current recalls.
According a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), toy-related injuries rose 40 percent over the last two decades. The researchers studied US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data from 1990 to 2011. During that period, 3,278,073 children received treatment in the emergency room… Read More
Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced it was recalling 2.6 million vehicles due to the presence of a faulty ignition switch. This specific defect could cut off the engine while driving, thereby preventing the deployment of the airbags in the event of a crash. This defect has been associated with 31 crashes and 13… Read More
Earlier this year, GM issued recalls for ignition switch and airbag defects. The car manufacturer has been under scrutiny ever since. There have been at least 13 fatalities and 32 crashes caused by the faulty ignition switches. At the same time, evidence has emerged that the company knew about the defects in 2012, long before… Read More
February 12, 2014 – Toyota announced a global recall of all 2010 to 2014 Prius models due to a potentially dangerous software glitch. The problem lies with the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software in the Prius models. Software glitches could cause overheating, which in turn can cause the car to enter failsafe… Read More