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Possible Listeria Containing Cheese Recalled

Personal injury can occur when products, including edible products, are unsafe. This can include food items which contain unnatural dangerous items, such as broken glass, or when improper preparation of foods allow bacteria or viruses to grow, making someone sick when consumed.

How to Keep Your Child Safe from Toy Related Injuries

When people think of purchasing toys during the holidays for the children in their lives, they might not think to consider that the toy they are about to purchase could somehow injure the child. Yet, according to statistics provided by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a child is injured by a toy every three minutes throughout the U.S.

Bed Handles Linked to Injury and Fatality

Recently, The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bed Handles, Inc. announced a second recall of 113,000 portable bed handles. The first recall issued in 2014 noted the safety hazards associated with the bed handles use. However, since then, four deaths and numerous injuries have resulted from use of the product, which can shift out of place if safety straps are not attached. All four deaths occurred due to entrapment between the mattress and bed handles.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Due to Fatal Keyless Ignition System Defect in Cars

Many new cars are equipped with keyless ignition systems.  In fact, 70% of 2015 car models are equipped with the system.  Drivers enjoy such systems for the convenience provided, however they are not without safety hazards.  Recently, a class action lawsuit has been filed against ten of the world's largest car manufacturers alleging that the keyless ignition system with which they equip their automobiles poses a fatal hazard.  The ten companies that have been named in the lawsuit include Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, and Kia.  The keyless ignition defect is most likely to affect hybrid cars with smooth running, quiet engines which are produced by these companies.      

Toxic Beetle Appearing in Salads

Recently, reports of poisonous beetles appearing in bagged salads have been making headlines in the U.S. and Canada. The beetle, which is colored black, yellow and red, is known as the Iron Cross Blister Beetle and is common to Arizona and California. Although consuming one would not necessarily be fatal, it would likely cause significant stomach pains and discomfort. In addition, the beetle causes skin to blister upon touch.

Bone in McDonald's McNugget Sparks Lawsuit

When a chicken "McNugget" snack turned into a trip to the emergency room, the customer decided to sue both McDonalds, the distributing company, and the franchise location at which he purchased the "McNuggets." The customer claims to have suffered severe injury when he swallowed bone shard fragments which had not been properly removed from the food. In his lawsuit, the customer alleged that the distributor was negligent in failing to properly inspect the chicken.

Tylenol settles for $25 million for manufacturing contaminated children's medication

McNeill PPC Incorporated, the maker of Tylenol and a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, recently pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor concerning the manufacturing and sale of contaminated children's medication. The case ended in a settlement with Johnson and Johnson paying out $25 million dollars in fines.

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