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Texas Best Proteins recalls products with Cajun-style dirty rice

Food maker Texas Best Proteins is conducting a product recall of more than 25,332 pounds of Cajun dirty rice due to possible allergens.

The recall was initiated after the company was notified by its supplier that the Worcestershire sauce, used in making the product, contained peanuts, a popular allergen. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA), the known allergen, which may cause adverse reactions, was not included on the product’s packaging label.

The items subject to the recall are limited to Farm to Market Foods Cajun Style Dirty Rice and Turkey Dinner Kits. These were packaged October 27, 2016, November 1, 2016, and November 11, 2016, bearing the establishment number “EST. 950.”

The USDA warns the public about the adverse reaction that may be caused by the allergens once ingested. Consumers with a known peanut allergy are urged to stop the consumption of the products and dispose of them immediately. To date, the agency has not received any reports of illness related to the incident.

If you or someone you know suffered an illness which involved a defective product, we might be able to help you. We at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group work closely with product liability law and have the resources to represent you in court. Contact us at (843) 720-0810 to learn more about your legal options.


Fruit punch recalled due to unidentified allergen

On October 26, 2016, Stewart’s Shops in New York, withdrew units of Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch Isotonic Beverage due to undeclared ingredients.

Routine quality testing of the product revealed a milk allergen that was not listed as an ingredient on the bottle. Although no illnesses have yet been reported in association with this discovery, the allergen made the beverage a potential trigger for a fatal allergic reaction.

Affected units of the product were sold in a 20 oz plastic bottle with a black label and red cap. Customers can bring any purchased units back to the store for a full refund.

If faulty or negligent manufacturing of a product has harmed you or a loved one, you might be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group can help you file a product liability claim. Set up a consultation today by calling (843) 720-0810.


Samsung has a potential fix to smartphone fires

Samsung has released a new solution, in the form of a software update, to keep their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from overheating while charging. The update, to begin for current users in South Korea on September 19, prevents the batteries from being able to charge any more than 60% their capacity.

The company took out a front-page advertisement in the Seoul Shinmun newspaper that said, “This plan is for the safety of the consumers.

Samsung had recalled nearly two and a half million of the phones worldwide, resulting in billions of losses for the company. To get back on track, the company has released that it has plans to replace the defective phones with a new and problem-free, as they claim, Note 7 phones.

The company is working closely with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to formally recall the phones in the U.S. In regards to news of the software update, a U.S. Samsung spokesperson assured that no action would be taken in the U.S. without approval from the CPSC.

In the U.S., the company is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to figure out how a formal recall of the phones will work. Regarding the software patch, a Samsung spokesperson in the U.S. said that “no action will be taken without the approval of the CPSC.”

If you have been injured due to a defective product and are facing financial hardship or lost wages, there may be options for you. Contact an attorney with Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group at (843) 720-0810 to discuss your possibility of compensation.


John Deere backhoe attachment recalled due to injury risk

As of September 02, 2016, John Deere recalled all model 485A backhoe attachments for John Deere compact utility tractors due to crushing hazard.

Product details: The attachment works on John Deere compact utility tractor models 4044M, 4044R, 4049M, 4049R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M, and 4066R, which bear serial numbers starting with “1LV0485A“. The backhoe attachments are green and have the leaping deer John Deere logo printed on the side. The serial number is located on the rear of the backhoe mainframe; Sold at John Deere dealers nationwide between May and June of this year.

Risk: The backhoe frame has a chance of coming loose from the mounting hardware, swinging toward the operator and potentially hitting or crushing them.

Remedy: Consumers should stop the use of the attachment as soon as they hear about the recall and contact their local John Deere dealership for information on repair.

If you or someone you know was injured by their farming equipment despite appropriate use, you may have some legal options concerning compensation. Contact an attorney with Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group at (843) 720-0810 for more information.


Far East Brokers issues recall on children’s chairs and swings

About 6,000 Leisure Ways® pink butterfly-themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings have been recalled due to excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The products are being sold at Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, grocery stores, and drug stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016.

Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under 6 years of age are easily vulnerable to lead poisoning. It can severely impact mental and physical development. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children.

If you have purchased any products with high lead content, you should immediately stop using them. If you or your child were made ill as a result of using lead products, an attorney from the Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group in Charleston can help you hold negligent parties responsible. To begin necessary legal actions and discuss your personal situation, consult with us by calling (843) 720-0810.


Chrysler Recalling Over 800,000 Vehicles for Gear Shift Problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 811,586 vehicles after it was found that a problem in the warning systems of the vehicles was causing individuals to exit without actually shifting into ‘park.’ While many vehicles on the market have gear selectors that change position based on the gear a car is in, the recalled vehicles have systems that remain in an upright position whether a vehicle is in park, drive, reverse, or neutral. This gear system has apparently caused many consumers to falsely believe that their vehicle was in park when it was not, potentially causing the vehicle to drift away. So far, 41 injuries have been reported in relation to this gear selector.

Although these vehicles currently have chimes and other systems to warn customers that their car is not in park, the company has stated that they will increase warning systems as their current measures may not be enough. The new enhanced warning systems will automatically keep vehicles from moving in some circumstances, even if the park option is not engaged. The recalled vehicles include 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Sedans and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

Vehicle defects such as this are becoming more and more common. Fortunately, the attorneys at the Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group have the experience necessary to represent your case if you were injured due to a vehicle malfunction caused by a negligent manufacturer or company. Call our offices at (843) 720-0810 today to learn more.


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