Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

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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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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