Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

More Cars Added to the Takata Air Bag Recall

As of today, almost 8 million Takata airbags have been recalled from 10 different automakers because of airbag defects due to the possibility for flying metal shards when they deploy. Hundreds of injuries and at least five deaths have been reported as a result of the airbag defects. Takata claimed the airbag problems were only […]

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Keurig Recalling Over 7 Million Machines After Burn Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling millions of Keurig’s Mini Plus Brewing Systems due to concerns that water that can overheat during the brewing process, spraying out and burning consumers. There have been approximately 200 reports of hot liquid spraying from the brewer, including 90 complaints of burn-related injuries. For details about the […]

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Wayne Hogan on First Coast Connect: Avoiding Trouble in Toyland

Wayne Hogan appeared on First Coast Connect and spoke with Melissa Ross about avoiding trouble and tragedy in Toyland this holiday season. A quarter of a million toy-related injuries were treated in US emergency rooms in 2013, and more than one-third were children five years and younger. Small Parts Hogan said choking on small parts […]

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Shocking Facts About Recalled Products

By Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller Elliot Kaye, head of the Consumer Products Safety Commission, has reported that a “good” recall results in only about 20% of the dangerous product being taken off the market. For a typical recall, 95% are still in the hands of consumers 5 years after the recall. Equally as troubling, […]

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Graco Investigated for Car Seat Recall Delay

Across January, February and July of this year, after much pressure from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA), Graco agreed to recall over 6.1 million car seats. Because Graco did not report the safety issues after numerous complaints, NHTSA has opened an investigation to determine whether Graco intentionally delayed the recall of the […]

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Toyota Recalling 422,509 Lexus Models for Fuel Leak

Toyota will recall 422,509 of its luxury brand Lexus vehicles in the United States because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire. The recall is for 2007 to 2010 Lexus LS models, 2006 to 2011 Lexus GS models and 2006 to 2011 from  and Lexus IS models. The National Highway Traffic […]

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Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco is recalling about 4.7 million strollers due to 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. The products included in the recall […]

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Takata Under Criminal Investigation for Air Bag Defects

A federal grand jury is currently investigating Takata Corp.’s defective airbags under a criminal investigation. Takata and some automakers are settling injury complaints so that details of what happened is kept from the public. These settlements which are common in defective product liability complaints are the reasons or cause for the defect or the degree […]

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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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McDonald’s Hello Kitty Whistles Recalled

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 a risk to small children.  The […]

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