Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Over 80% of Defective Takata Airbags Still Out There

According to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post, federal officials report that fewer than one in five recalled defective Takata airbags have been repaired according to federal officials. Senator Bill Nelson’s office is concerned; evidence suggests there is a higher risk in humid climates for airbag shrapnel to kill or injure drivers and their […]

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Takata Side Airbag Concern: More Vehicles May Be Recalled

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal have urged an expanded recall of vehicles with Takata airbags. Investigators are scrutinizing whether the airbags could discharge shrapnel as happened with the older airbags. Almost 34 million vehicles have been recalled for defective airbags. Takata airbags have been blamed for eight deaths and over 100 injuries from […]

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IKEA Recalling 27 Million Chests and Dressers for Due to Tip-over Deaths

IKEA is recalling 27 million chest and dressers because they can tip over if they aren’t anchored to walls.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement after two children died after IKEA’s chests fell on them.   The recall is not actually a recall, but should be considered a repair.  Customers should not return […]

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NHTSA Releases a List of All Vehicles Affected by Takata Air Bag Recalls

NHTSA has released the full list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata airbag recall. Consumers can also use the vehicle identification number look-up tool  at its Safercar.gov website or you can go directly to your vehicle manufacturer’s website see if a vehicle is included in the defective airbag recall.  To […]

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Ford Recalls 423,000 Vehicles for Power Steering Failure

Ford is recalling almost 423,000 cars and SUVs because the power steering can fail while being driven. The recall covers 2011-2013 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS and MKT; 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ and 2011 Mercury Milans. The defect is that an intermittent electrical connection can cause the power steering to stop which sends […]

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Takata Recall Increased to 34 Million Vehicles

Takata has announced that it is almost doubling the size of its immense recall for defective airbags. This is the largest auto recall in history. Takata has already recalled 18 million vehicles for faulty airbags. The defective Takata airbags are being attributed to at least five deaths and numerous injuries including vision damage. The airbags […]

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Blue Bell Ice Cream is Recalling ALL Its Products for Listeria

For weeks, Blue Bell Creameries have been recalling various varieties of its products off the shelves for Listeria contamination. The company has now announced that it is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they all may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. After the company conducted an […]

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Are You Having Arsenic with Your Wine?

A class action lawsuit has been filed in California against 28 wineries because their wines have dangerous levels of Arsenic. Approximately 1,300 bottles of wine were tested and 83 revealed high levels of inorganic Arsenic. The testing was done at Beverages Grades  in Denver and the results were confirmed by two other labs. The results […]

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Kraft Recalls 242,000 Cases of Mac & Cheese for Metal in Product

Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 242,000 cases of its Macaroni & Cheese Dinners because they could contain pieces of metal. The recall is for over 6.5 million boxes. Kraft spokewoman Joyce Hodel said “We believe a piece of stainless steel got wedged in a metal piece of equipment, which may have generated friction that resulted […]

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