Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Inflatables: A Safety Threat? Bounce House Injuries on the Rise.

Recently, Yahoo News posted an article questioning the safety of bounce houses (sometimes called “moonwalks”), those now ubiquitous inflatable structures that appear at carnivals, birthday parties, and newer inflatable recreation facilities. According to the first study on bounce house injuries Journal of Pediatrics, between 1995 and 2010, bounce house injuries have risen 1,500 percent! According […]

Read More

E-cigarette Dangers – Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures

By Bruce Anderson and Wayne Hogan Electronic cigarettes, battery-operated nicotine-delivery devices, heat liquid into a smog that users inhale. Nicotine for the liquid is extracted from tobacco and is the same highly-addictive stimulant in cigarettes. The liquefied nicotine in e-cigarettes is manufactured in colors and flavors such as mint, orange, chocolate, caramel and strawberry that […]

Read More

Warning Magnet Dangers – Serious Injuries to Children from Swallowing Magnets Continues

The Florida Times Union and WJXT are reporting that two small children in Jacksonville swallowed powerful magnets and suffered intestinal perforations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has received over 200 reports of children swallowing tiny magnets like Buckyballs since 2008. The CPSC has a campaign to educate consumers on the dangers of magnets due to the seriousness […]

Read More

Recalls of Defective Products Are Worth Repeating

At Terrell Hogan, we think recall information is worth repeating to keep your family informed and safe. Defective and dangerous products can cause personal injuries and deaths and need to be taken out of use or repaired. In December, 2013 we notified consumers about the dangers from old and new tires. Dangers from New Tires […]

Read More

Patacca Discusses Motorcycle Safety on First Coast Connect

Angelo Patacca was recently a guest on WJCT’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to discuss motorcycle safety for Bike Week in Daytona As a motorcyclist and Florida motorcycle accident attorney, Patacca stressed the key to staying safe on the roadways  is “see and been seen”.  He said being seen is helped by wearing “high-viz” […]

Read More

UPDATE: Toyota Will Pay $1.2 Billion Penalty for Hiding Safety Issues

Toyota Motor Co. agreed to pay a fine of $1.2 billion to the United States to put an end to the criminal investigation into safety issues. The penalty is a record-breaking fine and looks to be a prototype for how the U.S. government will resolve issues against General Motors. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated […]

Read More

Playtex is Recalling Breast Pump Power Adapters for Shock Risk

Playtex is recalling AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. The casing on some adapters may become loose and separate, resulting in the possibility of electric shock. Women should immediately discontinue use if the adapter shows signs of separating. No injuries have been reported yet, but there […]

Read More

GM is Recalling Another 1.5 Million Vehicles for Various Serious Safety Issues

In the last 60 days, GM has recalled more than 3.1 million vehicles.  The most recent recalls cover more than 1.5 million crossover utility vehicles, luxury sedans and full-size vans.  Included in the recall are: 1.18 million mid-sized crossovers to correct a problem that could lead to the nondeployment of side airbags.  The vehicles included […]

Read More

Honda is Recalling 886,815 Odyssey Minivans for Fire Danger

In another instance in the auto industry of dangers from failed car parts capable of causing fires with resulting personal injuries, particularly burns, and deaths, American Honda (Honda) is recalling 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey minivans to replace a fuel strainer cap linked to fire risk. The Odysseys’ fuel strainer caps have been found to be in […]

Read More