Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

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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Tyson recalls 131,300 pounds of beef over E. coli

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli. For the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement click here.  The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher’s Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23. The Kroger beef was distributed in Tennessee […]

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Little Tikes Recalls 1.7 Million Toy Tools Sets Over Choking Threat

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 1.7 million Little Tikes toy tool sets and trucks, citing a choking hazard from toy nails. The oversized plastic toy nails were also recalled in August 2009, the CPSC said in a statement. The new voluntary recall involves another 11 models of Little Tikes’ […]

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91,000 Bridgeway bicycles recalled for faulty chains

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bridgeway International have recalled 91,000 men’s bicycles for chains that break and can cause riders to fall. The company has received 11 reports of faulty bicycle chains, nine of which resulted in rider injuries such as cuts and contusions. The recall involves “NEXT” brand men’s 26-inch “hybrid” bicycles in […]

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NHTSA Recalls 280,000 Hyundai, Kia and Subaru Autos

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled 280,000 Hyundai, Kia and Subaru Autos.  Hyundai Santa Fe and Veracruz 2007 and 2008 model years: A total of 205,233 units manufactured between Dec. 26, 2006 and March 21, 2008 may contain a clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s air bag supplemental restraint system that could become […]

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Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey for Samonella Risk

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 85-percent-lean fresh ground turkey products produced at the company’s Springdale, Ark., facility on Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2011, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg. Download the full 09/11/2011 Turkey recall product list (pdf) On Aug. 3, Cargill recalled […]

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Medtronic Painkiller Pump Recalled for Defective Batteries

Medtronic’s SynchroMed II implantable painkiller pump has been recalled.  This is the second class 1 recall this year due to reports of defective batteries.   Medtronic’s urgent update last month became a second class I recall for its SynchroMed II implantable drug infusion pumps because of reports that the devices may have defective batteries that […]

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Defective, Recalled Used Cars May Not Have Been Repaired

After the spate of Toyota recalls for product safety defects, the Congress requested that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) perform an analysis of the effectiveness of vehicle defect recalls.  In June 2011, the GAO issued its report (http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11603.pdf) which makes key findings and recommendations.  Among those is this important point: Under federal law, the National […]

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Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon Recalled due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is recalling 8,088 individual retail packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and […]

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8/17/11 Winn-Dixie Recalls Chocolate Drink

Winn-Dixie stores are voluntarily recalling “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the undeclared allergen of wheat, store representatives said. People sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in the dairy department of Winn-Dixie and SaveRite stores, the “Winn-Dixie […]

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