Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

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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USDA Announces National Recall on 60,000 Pounds of Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a National Beef recall on more than 60,000 pounds of ground beef. This is a Class I Recall with high health risk. National Beef Packing Co., an Ohio state-inspected facility, announced that there might have been an E. coli contamination of ground beef.  This recall affects at least three […]

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8/4/11 Salmonella Outbreak Spurs Recall of 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey

Major US meat processor Cargill has launched a national recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella, blamed for killing one person and sickening 76 others, officials said. The the voluntary recall follows a July 29 US public health warning from the US Department of Agriculture that linked […]

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June 30, 2011 Tylenol Recall: Factsheet

  Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has recalled 60,912 bottles of its Tylenol Extra Strength pain relief medicine becasue of reports of a musty, moldy odor. The massive recall follows a series of recalls from J&J in the recent past and is in the news for a lot of reasons. Here is a factsheet on […]

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