Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Holiday Shopping Is Here; Beware of Dangerous Toys

Ads are running, store decorations are up; signs that the stress of Holiday shopping has returned. That stress is minor though when compared with the tragedy that can come from a toy that turns out to be defective and causes a child’s injury or death. The supply of toys seems unlimited, so finding out if […]

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BEWARE!  McDonald’s Hello Kitty Whistles Recalled

By Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller From October 2014 through the first week of November 2014, 2.3 million defective  Hello Kitty- themed figurine whistles were included  in McDonald’s restaurants Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.  They have been recalled because parts of the three-inch-tall “Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop” whistle can detach and be inhaled, posing […]

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Chrysler is Recalling Over 570,000 SUVs and Trucks for Defects

Chrysler is recalling over 570,000 SUVs and trucks for defective airbags, stability control problems and leaking diesel fuel.  The following are being recalled: 126,772 – 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos are being recalled for a defect within a circuit board that can cause the frontal air bags, seat belts tension and side air […]

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Yet More Inflatable Incidents!

Following up on a previous article about 13 children who were injured on an inflatable side, ABC News reports more incidents involving children being injured from inflatables recently. The first of these incidents took place in New Hampshire and involved a two-year-old and a three-year-old were injured when an inflatable bouncy house was caught by […]

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13 Children Injured in Another Inflatable Slide Accident

Another incident involving an inflatable slide demonstrates how dangerous they can be when improperly maintained. The video from Shanghai, China starts out happily, with children climbing up and sliding down a giant inflatable slide. Then, a gust of wind catches the slide, and 30 children are suddenly trapped as it overturns! As a result of […]

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Big Air Case Resolved

Earlier this month, Dominque Thomas, who suffered a complex ankle fracture that required surgery, reached confidential settlements with Big Air inflatable amusement center and Ninja Jump, the manufacture of the Ninjasaur inflatable double slide. The settlements were the result of a lawsuit filed after Dominque’s left foot was caught in an uncovered opening at the […]

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Hewlett-Packard Recalling 6 Million Power Cords for Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked Hewlett-Packard to recall 6 million defective computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or burning.  The LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed with Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The CPSC stated […]

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Deadly Suffocation and Choking Hazard: Ace Bayou Corp.’s Bean Bag Chairs Recalled

After two children’s deaths, the Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La. has recalled approximately 2.2 million of its bean bag chairs. The bean bag chairs are hazardous because the zippers can be opened and children can crawl inside, get trapped, and suffocate or choke on the polystyrene foam beads inside. Both children died after […]

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FDA Warning That Tattoo Ink May Be Contaminated; One Brand Recalled from Market

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that they can get bacterial infections from tattoo ink. When someone gets a tattoo an injecting tool inserts ink into the skin. Depending on how large and colors used in the tattoo, the injecting tool will puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute, […]

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Power Morcellators Recalled by J&J

Johnson & Johnson has recalled its laparoscopic power morcellators. These devices are used in hysterectomy procedures and other uterine surgical procedures. The Food and Drug Administration has discovered that the morcellators can spread malignant cancer cells. The device has been used by women to avoid invasive surgeries for removing fibroids from the uterus. Women who […]

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