Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

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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Has Your Rental Car Been Recalled?

Did you know that when you rent a car, the car rental company is not under a statutory obligation to fix their rental vehicles or to inform consumers who rent those vehicles that they have been recalled? Some rental companies can be slow to repair recalled vehicles yet continue to rent unrepaired, recalled vehicles. Before […]

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Buying a Used Car? Be Sure to Check for Recalls!

Almost daily you see something in the news about another vehicle recall. One big concern that gets little publicity is that used car dealers continue to pass-off dangerous recalled cars on consumers. It is against the law for car dealers to sell or lease recalled new cars unless they have been fixed, but that is […]

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Nissan Recalls 226,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Air bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Saturday that Nissan North America, Inc. will recall more than 226,000 vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag. At issue: when the passenger side frontal air bag deploys, the inflator could rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out and potentially […]

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Graco Finally Agrees to Recall 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

In February and March of this year, Graco Children’s Products recalled 11 of 18 models of car seats because the seats’ harness buckles can become difficult to unlatch or get stuck in the locked position. If there is an accident and the car seat does its job and protects against trauma, but the child is then trapped […]

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