Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Michelin Recalling 77,000 Tires Due to Bad
Tire Casing

Michelin is recalling 77,000 tires because of bad tire casing. It is being reported that the casing “may experience a loss of integrity” and could have rapid air loss. Rapid air loss in tires while a car is moving is likely to result in a crash. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12T009 Synopsis: Michelin North America, […]

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Johnson & Johnson Fined $1.2 Billion for Concealing Dangers of Drug

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, an Arkansas court fined healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, $1.2 billion after a jury found that the companies had minimized or concealed the dangers associated with the drug, Risperdal. The fine was for nearly 240,000 violations of the Arkansas Medicaid fraud law, as well as […]

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Product Recalls Can Protect Kids, But Only If Parents Know About Them

On March 26, 2012, an article in USA Today discussed Kids in Danger’s report about recalls of defective and dangerous children’s products. The report finds that in 2011 the need for recalls of children’s products decreased. While this is good news, the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say, is that recalls […]

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Dangerous Toys; Holiday Shopping Is Here

Well, it’s here. Black Friday. Holiday shopping is even starting now on Thanksgiving Day in some stores. Holiday shopping is stressful, but holiday stress can turn to holiday tragedy if a toy turns out to be defective and causes a child’s injury or death. The supply of toys seems unlimited, so finding out if a […]

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Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella

The J.M. Smucker Company Announces a Limited Voluntary Recall on Two Specific Best-If-Used-By Dates of 16 oz. Smuckers™; Natural Peanut Butter Chunky Due to Possible Health Risk. The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 oz. Smuckers® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated […]

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Taylor Farms Salad Blends Recalled Due to Salmonella Fears

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is recalling over 3,200 cases of salad blends due to potential contamination with salmonella.  The recall follows a test on a package of spinach by the Washington state Department of Agriculture, Taylor Farms said in a statement carried on the Food and Drug Administration website. The products were distributed in Arizona, […]

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Please Tell the CPSC to Get Toxins Out of Kids’ Toys

Urgent! Time is tight. On October 19th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will vote on whether or not independent testing for toxics like lead in paint, lead content, and phthalates in products for children under the age of 12 should be done before toys hit the store shelves. Tell the CPSC to vote […]

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Helpful Website for Consumers: Kids In Danger (KID)

When Wayne Hogan hears about defective products that cause injury or death, he feels it is very important to get the word out about those defective products to help avoid injury and death. As we continue seek justice against irresponsible manufacturers, we thought you would want to know about Kids In Danger (KID). Kids In […]

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Washington Post: Recalled Items Faulted in Numerous Consumer Complaints

About 20 percent of incidents reported on a new consumer complaints database involved children’s products, and some occurred after the products were recalled, according to an analysis by a consumer advocacy group. Kids in Danger found that 474 of the complaints posted from April through August involved everything from pacifiers to trampolines. About 44 percent […]

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Publix Recalls Spinach Dip Due To Possible Health Risk

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for spinach dip because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The problem was discovered as a result of routine microbial testing conducted by Publix.  The 16 ounce containers of prepackaged spinach dip were sold at Publix retail deli departments with a UPC of 41415-00062 and use […]

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