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Government worried about response to Takata recall

Federal authorities recently expressed concern that automakers might not be doing their best to repair all the vehicles that still have defective Takata airbags in them. The airbags are linked to fatal and serious injuries, a November 3 article of Fortune reported.

According to the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda manufactured many of the vehicles still equipped with defective airbags. Takata airbags worldwide are under recall because they can explode during emergency situations. In doing so, they could inflict serious or fatal injuries to occupants who are struck with metal parts from the broken airbag inflator.

The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many Nashville families suffer because of defective vehicles. If you were the victim of a recalled product, we can work on your behalf to help you get the funds you need for a fast recovery. Call us today at (615) 277-2765 to start pursuing damage claims against negligent parties.

Thousands of GE washing machines that may catch fire recalled

Approximately 222,000 units of washing machines are being recalled by GE Appliances due to complaints that the washer may overheat and catch fire while being used, a September 15 article of cpsc.gov reported.

Reports said at least three models of the “GE Profile” top loading clothes washers have a faulty electronic part that can cause the washer to overheat and catch fire. Though GE Appliances and the CPSC have not received injury complaints, they have been notified of 71 incidents of the washers catching fire, three of which reportedly caused property damage worth $129,000. The recalling company will resolve the problem by providing a free repair in the affected units. Consumers were advised to momentarily avoid using the washer while waiting for it to get fixed.

The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many families in Nashville suffer financial loss from unknowingly using defective products. If you are in such a difficult situation, we may be able to offer you legal options to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your legal options.

Thousands of defective home elevators recalled in the US

Approximately 60,000 home elevators in the U.S. are under recall due to a defect that may cause serious injuries to intended users, according to a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Reports said the Porta “residential elevators” are equipped with a plastic lock that may open the landing door before the elevator car arrives. Homeowners who own the potentially faulty elevators are at high risk of sustaining serious fall injuries if they walk through the elevator door before its car arrives. Although no one was reportedly injured before the recall was issued, the Illinois-based company is aware of two elevator lock failure incidents. Porta told consumers to refrain from using the elevators and contact their maintenance provider for a free lock replacement.

The Nashville product liability attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when their loved ones suffer injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we could help you receive compensation.

Over 100M gallons of propane gas recalled in US and Canada

Approximately 118,000,000 gallons of propane gas sold in the U.S. and Canada has been recalled due to insufficient odorant levels, according to a February 12 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Reports said the Propane (LP) Gas manufactured by Crescent Point Energy Corp. may not be easily detected by consumers when a leak takes place due to the weak odorant levels. Gas is required to include enough odorant for consumers to be able to smell the product right away in the event of a leak.

The affected propane gas was distributed for personal and commercial consumption. Consumers are at risk of suffering serious injuries from burns or explosions if they fail to detect leaking propane gas. Though the Canadian company has not received any reports of incidents involving the recalled propane gas, they asked consumers to immediately notify their gas supplier and to refrain from examining the tanks by themselves.   

The legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville works on behalf of clients who have suffered as a result of a defective product. We will work to pursue compensation on your behalf so that you and your family can focus on recovering. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your claim.

Beef patties that may contain wood particles recalled

A meat company based in Sauk Rapids recently issued a recall for an estimated 89,568 lbs of beef patties distributed in the U.S. due to possible wood debris contamination. Reports said the Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion beef products produced by Huisken Meat Company may possibly contain “extraneous wood materials.”

In the Class II recall documents submitted to the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service, it was revealed that the possible contamination was observed during inspection. Huisken Meat and federal authorities are unaware of any complaints of illnesses or injuries involving the tainted beef patties; however, consumers who might have bought the affected beef are urged to immediately throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased.

The lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville understand that families are left to deal with the consequences of defective products or contaminated foods far too often, and we work on behalf of those victims in order to pursue compensation and justice from the negligent manufacturers whose actions led to their suffering. To learn more, call us at (615) 277-2765 today.

Over one million blenders recalled in the US after multiple injury complaints

Massachusetts-based company SharkNinja Operating LLC is recalling about 1.1 million blenders sold in the U.S. after being notified of 53 consumer injuries, cpsc.gov reported on November 12.

According to reports, the affected blenders can cause laceration injuries if consumers tilt the pitcher with the blade assembly still in place and the lid detached. At least twelve blender models are included in the recall. Instead of returning the recalled blenders, consumers are expected to be given revised instructions and warnings to help avoid injuries. Consumers who own the recalled blenders are advised to use the pour spout in the pitcher’s lid when pouring out contents or remove the blade unit and the lid altogether when pouring.

If you have been injured as a result of using a defective product, seek the help of a skilled lawyer to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injuries. Find out how the Nashville legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP can work for you today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Blink-182 member recounts horryfying plane crash experience

Drummer of well-known rock band Blink-182, Travis Barker, recently recounted his experience of the September 2008 plane crash in South Carolina during an interview on Good Morning America. Barker gives a full description of the harrowing crash in his book, Can I Say.

The 39-year-old drummer and the late DJ Adam Goldstein were the only survivors of the airplane accident, including the Learjet’s crew, Berker’s security guard, and his assistant. The plane crashed after a tire blew out while they were attempting to take off from Columbia and return to California.

Barker, who underwent multiple surgeries and spent months in different care facilities, suffered serious burn injuries to over 65 percent of his body. Barker stated that his pain was so intense during recovery that he contemplated ending his own life. The drummer credited his two children for pulling him through, and stated that he will only consider boarding a plane again when his children ask him to.

The lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville have helped clients dealing with the aftermath of horrible plane accidents, and we understand exactly how painful and devastating the consequences can be. We know that when these accidents are caused by defective plane parts, the manufacturers should be held responsible for the damage they caused. To discuss your situation and legal options with our legal team, call (615) 277-2765 today.

89K pounds of meat products in the US recalled for containing metal

Approximately 89,235 pounds of frozen meat products are being recalled by a company based in Kenosha County due to possible contamination, a September 2 article from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

According to reports, Kenosha Beef International LTD is recalling the 24oz and 13.5lb bags of “Johnsonville Grillers Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Flavor” patties. The company decided to issue the recall after getting complaints that the affected products contained what appeared to be fragments of metal. Though no one was reportedly harmed by the recalled pork sausage patty products that were also distributed in Illinois, consumers were told to either return the product to retailers or dispose of it immediately. Consumers who believe that they have been injured by the recalled products are advised to immediately seek medical treatment.

Families unfortunately have to deal with hefty financial losses after accidentally consuming contaminated food products. However, if this happens to you in Danville, a lawyer from Pohl & Berk, LLP may work for you. Find out how we may possibly help you get compensations from negligent companies today by calling 615-277-2765.

Aspen Foods chicken recalled for salmonella contamination

Aspen Foods recently issued a recall to about 1,978,680 lbs of chicken meat products in the U.S. that may have been contaminated with harmful salmonella bacteria, a July 15 report from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service stated.

The recall affects Aspen’s raw, frozen, breaded, and stuffed chicken products made from April to July. The processed chicken meat products were recalled after federal authorities were informed of individuals in Minnesota suffering from illnesses related to salmonella infection after consuming the affected products. From the appearance of the recalled products, consumers who bought it might not cook it properly, as they may assume they are precooked. Consumers are at risk of suffering from fever, abdominal pains, and diarrhea after being exposed to salmonella bacteria.

Suffering illnesses from eating contaminated food products can be serious and result in hefty financial losses. If this happens to you or to a loved one, the lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, in Nashville may help you pursue financial compensation from negligent parties. Call us today at 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal options.

Almost 1M Trek bikes recalled for potentially dangerous defect

Some 998,000 Trek bikes, many of which are in the U.S., are being recalled due to a mechanical problem that was linked to three injuries, one of which became a serious disability, Tech Times stated on April 22.

Trek Bicycle Corporation decided to issue the recall after confirming that two people suffered face injuries and another individual became completely paralyzed. The recall affects all the bikes with model years from year 2000 to 2015 that have front quick-release lever and disc brakes. Trek explained that in some situations, the front wheel release lever may swing and become caught with the disc brake, leading to a crash. Trek bike owners who are unsure if their bikes are affected are advised to bring their bikes to local bike stores for a free inspection. Trek bike dealers will replace the front quick-release lever of the affected bikes for free.

If you have been injured due to a product defect in Nashville, the lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may work to gain financial compensation for your recovery. Speak with us today by calling 615-277-2765 to learn more about your options.

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