Dawn Food Products recalls pudding mix

An amount of instant pudding and pie filling is being recalled by Dawn Food Products due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Food Safety News says that the recall was initiated following the announcement of the Dawn Food Products’ third-party manufacturer’s, Valley Milk Products, own recall. According to the report, Valley Milk Products facility and finished products have been tested positive for salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can be fatal to both young children and elderly.

The products subject to recall include Dawn Foods’ R&H Speedy Crème Instant Pudding and Pie Filling. The affected items come in four-pound, two-ounce bags that bear product numbers 00727521 and 00257857.

The company urges the public to discontinue the usage of the products and dispose of the product immediately. To date, no illnesses from the consumption of the products have been reported to the company.

If you have suffered an illness caused by a defective product, we might be able to help you. Our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. work closely with product liability law and can assist you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about your legal options.


SmartPool Recalls Pool Alarms due to Failed Switch

On September 27, Lakewood, New Jersey-based SmartPool LLC announced a recall of their PE12 PoolEye alarms because the activation switch had a reversed on/off feature. Failure to properly turn on the product results in a lack of warning if a child falls in a pool.

Product details: the recall affected just over 1,500 units. They had two connected components, including a sensor tube that stays underwater and an audible sensor that is placed outside the pool. The product name, “PoolEye”, can be seen on the front of the siren and the UPC code (628208165125) can be found on the packaging.

The product would’ve been found at Family Leisure, Pool and Spa Depot, a few other authorized dealers. They could also be found online through Amazon, Doheny Enterprise, Target, and Walmart. Contact SmartPool directly for a replacement alarm and supervise your children closely around water in the meantime.

If your child was hurt because of a faulty protection product, contact an attorney with Ravid & Associates, P.C. at (248) 948-9696. We will discuss your potential options for compensation.


Nearly 2 million lbs of chicken products recalled over salmonella risk

Aspen Foods, a division of fresh and frozen poultry product supplier Koch Poultry Company, is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of food products over fears of salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported on July 17.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-1358” and “best if used by” dates ranging from July 14, 2016 to October 10, 2016, and were sold under 19 brands. The affected items were distributed nationwide at some of the country’s biggest supermarkets. To date, the company has received three reports of illnesses associated with the issue.

Salmonella Enteritidis is a bacterium that can cause food-borne illnesses. Symptoms associated with salmonella infection include bouts of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, and are particularly harmful in those with weakened immune systems.

Unsanitary practices in food handling and packaging significantly increase the risk of salmonella contamination. If you think a defective food product has caused you harm in Detroit, our team of product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., is willing to assess if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (248) 948-9696 for a free, non-obligatory evaluation of your case.


Ford recalls newer units over software glitch

Automotive giant Ford has issued a recall of over 432,000 2015 model Escape, C-MAX and Focus units in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico after learning that a software bug may cause the engine not to turn-off even after switching the ignition off and removing the ignition key, UPI reported on July 3.

Vehicles affected are particular 2015 Focus cars manufactured at the Michigan Assembly Plant between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, certain 2015 Escape cars manufactured at Louisville Assembly Plant between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and some 2015 C-MAX vehicles manufactured at Michigan Assembly Plant between April 22, 2014 and June 12, 2015.

The company said it will contact the affected customers for a free software update at dealerships.

Car software glitches like these pose harm not just to the drivers and their passengers, but also to those sharing the road with them. To learn how you might be able to recover damages from a car accident in Detroit, speak with an attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C., by calling (248) 948-9696 today.


Niagara Bottling issues recall due to possible E. coli contamination

California-based water bottling company Niagara Bottling issues a nationwide voluntary recall of 14 of its bottled water brands over fear of E. coli contamination, CNN reported Tuesday, June 23.

The recall was issued after the supplier of the company’s two water plants in Pennsylvania failed to report evidence of E. coli in the water source. Bottled water brands affected are Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. Affected products were produced between June 10 and June 18.

The company advised customers not to consume the affected brands. Individuals who experience adverse health effects after drinking the affected bottled water should visit a healthcare professional immediately for proper treatment.

An infection from E. coli can be deadly. If a defective food item has ever jeopardized your or your loved one’s health, a Detroit product liability attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C. may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.


Overheating batteries prompt Apple to recall Beats Pill XL speakers

About 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers are being recalled by Apple after learning the product’s battery may overheat and catch fire, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on June 3.

The recalled Beats Pill XL speakers have the Beats “b” logo written on the speaker grille and the words “beats pill XL” written on the product handle. The defective speakers come in five different colors: black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium, and were sold in different Apple Retail Stores and other authorized outlets across the U.S. between January 2014 and June 2015 for about $300.

Affected consumers may get a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment refund, and they will also get a postage-paid box to return the defective speaker to the company.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we help victims of defective products in Detroit file a claim against the manufacturer involved. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about the many legal options available to you.


Defective airbags prompt 33.8M vehicle recall by Takata

Takata has issued what is believed to be the largest recall in U.S. history to fix defective airbags installed in 33.8 million U.S. cars, according to a report by RT.com on May 20.

The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the Japanese airbag manufacturer has acknowledged the airbags’ risk of violent combustion, which may cause injuries and deaths to drivers and front-seat passengers. The agency also confirmed that the recent recall includes all the affected vehicles nationwide, not just those in region with higher humidity, as Takata previously determined.

The recall, which involves different car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp., General Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Honda Motor Co., covers close to 14% of all vehicles in the country.

If you have been harmed due to a defective vehicle component in Detroit, our team of product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., might be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about taking legal action today.


Over 130K vehicles recalled by Mitsubishi for two defects

Newer models of Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer manufactured from 2009 to 2011 are being recalled by the car company after reports about two issues that may compromise visibility on the road, a report by Nasdaq stated on May 9.

At least 130,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, 76,958 units of which are being recalled due to a defective blower motor that may cause the windshield defroster to fail. Another 53,396 vehicles are being recalled due to windshield wipers, tail lights and head lights that may not work because of a defective electric control unit.

The company promised to notify the customers about the recall schedule. Mitsubishi plans to replace all the defective components with new ones free of charge.

If you want to know more about taking legal action after being hurt in a car crash caused by a defective vehicle component, our team of personal injury attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., is here to answer all your queries. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 to learn about the possibility of filing a lawsuit.


ThinkPad computer battery packs recalled

Thousands of ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs are being recalled by Lenovo Inc. over fears that the product may overheat and cause a fire hazard, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) on April 21.

148,800 ThinkPad battery packs that might overheat were sold at different computer and electronic stores nationwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2010 to June 2012. The affected battery packs were sold as a separate product or with certain ThinkPad notebook computer series.

The company has already received four reports of overheating that resulted in property damage. One user reported reddened skin linked to the issue.

Consumers can contact the company for a free replacement.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we believe that everyone has the right to seek justice and compensation after being hurt by a defectively designed or manufactured product. To learn more about your options under the law, call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.


Glass contamination prompts Beech-Nut Nutrition recall

About 1,920 pounds of baby food were recalled after its manufacturer received a complaint about a glass shard found inside one of the jars, according to a report by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on April 14.

Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled its “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” packed in 4 oz. jars over fears of glass contamination. The affected products were manufactured in December 12, 2014 and have an expiration date of “DEC 2016.” Recalled products have product numbers between “12395750815” and “12395750821,” and have an establishment number “P-68A” written on the DA’s inspection label.

Currently, the company has received one report of oral injury linked to the issue, but anyone hurt by the product should contact a health care provider for treatment.

To learn more about filing a case against a negligent food manufacturer in Detroit, the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., might be able to be of help. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to begin taking action today.


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