Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

UPDATE – FDA Warning: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Transvaginal mesh implants have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse “POP” and stress urinary incontinence. In 2010, almost 300,000 women received mesh implants. However, in July 2011, the FDA issued a public safety warning about these products. The warning states that studies show 10 percent of women who underwent transvaginal mesh surgery to correct […]

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Four Million Bumbo Baby Seats Being Recalled After Injuries from Falls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported this week that Bumbo International  is  recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after many babies  suffered injuries, including skull fractures. The seats, made in South Africa, were sold at Babies R Us, Sears, Target Corp, Toys R Us, USA Babies, Walmart and other stores as well as  online […]

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Over 700,000 Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled

Toyota is recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans to correct a suspension problem that could cause the vehicles to crash.  The company said if the rear suspension nuts are not tightened properly following  a wheel alignment, the arms can rust and separate from the vehicle.  There have been nine crashes and three minor […]

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Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

Peg Perego has recalled more than two hundred thousand strollers because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them.  One death has already been reported. The reports said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among children younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, […]

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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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