Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Used Cars and Recalls: What You Should Know

Every day, it seems, there are vehicle recalls. Since 2011 we have been urging consumers to check for recalls before purchasing a used vehicle. 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 […]

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Millions of Cars and Trucks from Multiple Manufacturers Recalled for Defective Takata Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received word from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota that they are recalling certain cars sold in regional areas where the weather is hot and humid. This comes as a result of NHTSA’s engineers reviewing six separate occurrences of airbags rupturing. Airbag inflator ruptures, with […]

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Toyota Recalling Vehicles for Defective Airbags

In April, 2013 we notified consumers about millions of cars being recalled due to defective airbags supplied by Takata Corp. (Millions of Airbags Recalled). This week, Toyota has recalled 766,300 vehicles for those same airbags. Toyota believe it had repaired all the cars and trucks for risk of shrapnel blasting out of the front passenger […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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