Recall

08/04/2014

Hysterectomy Device Recalled Amid Cancer Fears

Johnson & Johnson Hysterectomy Device Recalled

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is voluntarily asking doctors to return a device used in performing hysterectomies in thousands of women.  Ethicon's Morcelex device, used in certain laparoscopic surgeries, has come under FDA scrutiny because of the potential of such devices to spread cancerous fibroids. The class of devices known as morcellation devices, which includes Ethicon's Morcelex device, is used in many hysterectomy procedures to break non-cancerous fibroids into smaller fragments... Read More
08/01/2013

Lenox and Superior Fireplace Recall

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On July 25, 2013, Lenox Hearth Products initiated a voluntary recall of several models of fireplaces sold under the Lenox and Superior brands that, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, pose a risk of potentially dangerous gas leakage.  The defect in these units relates to internal gas connectors that may allow gas to escape, posing risk of fire and injury. The recall targets approximately 11,500 fireplaces sold by HVAC retailers and installers throughout the United States between April 2012... Read More
12/05/2012

Central AC Warranties Amount to Hot Air

Goodman and Amana air conditioning units are at the center of a new class action lawsuit. Apparently, the company knew its AC units were defective, but sold them anyway without warning consumers or issuing a recall. Products sold with inherent defects of this nature often violate product warranties issued by manufacturers. These warranties, by law, are intended to protect consumers when purchased products fail to perform as reasonable expected. In the case of defective central air units... Read More
11/28/2012

Injured by an Exploding Flushmate Toilet? You May Be Able To Join a Class Action Lawsuit

After people were injured by "exploding toilets" the Consumer Products and Safety Commission ordered a recall of over 2.3 million Sloan Flushmate III toilets. This was a very popular toilet because of its of its powerful flush. The system, however, apparently was not strong enough to withstand the air and water pressure it created, causing the tank lid to rise and shatter the tank. There have already been over 300 flushmate problems reported involving toilets that have... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

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(From CPSC, edited) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve Company Hazard: The system can burst at or near... Read More