NVIDIA recalls tablet computers due to overheating batteries

American technologies company NVIDIA Corp. is recalling approximately 83,000 of its NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers after receiving reports that the ion-lithium battery in the tablets may overheat and pose a fire hazard.

The affected NVIDIA products have model numbers 1761, P1761W and P1761WX, and serial numbers ranging from 0410215901781 to 0425214604018. The recalled products were sold at GameStop retail outlets nationwide and online at BestBuy.com, NewEgg.com, GameStop.com, and Amazon.com between July 2014 and July 2015.

To date, the company has received four reports of battery overheating, two of which resulted in damage to property. Consumers are asked not to use the tablet computers and to contact the company for details on how to receive a replacement tablet at no cost.

Poorly designed and manufactured electronic gadgets may not only pose harm to one’s property; they can cause injuries that may result in hefty medical bills and lost time at work. We at Ravid & Associates, P.C. might be able to help you recover from the damages brought about by a defective product in Detroit. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to know more about filing a product liability case today.


Cubicin recalled due to foreign particulate matter contamination

Certain lots of Cubicin 500 mg in 10 mL single-use vials have been voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Cubist Pharmaceuticals. The recall comes after numerous reports that the drug may contain life-threatening foreign particulate matter, Market Watch reported on Sunday, August 10.

Reconstituted vials of the antibacterial injection with lot numbers CDC 203, CDC 207, CDC 213, CDC 217, CDC 226, CDC 234, CDC 235, CDC 243, and CDC 246 are all affected by the nationwide recall. Consumers are instructed to return the product for replacement.

Recall promoters argue that administering injectable drugs with traces of foreign matter poses great health risk among its users, including pulmonary embolism and phlebitis.

The medical and financial consequences of an injury caused by a defective pharmaceutical product can be overwhelmingly distressing. To learn more about seeking compensation when hurt by a defective medical product in Detroit, consult with our team of dedicated product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., by calling (866) 644-6587 today.


Kraft’s Velveeta Cheese recalled due to risk of premature spoilage

American grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate Kraft issued a consumer-level voluntary recall of its Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese product because the cheese might not contain enough preservatives to avoid early spoilage, Tech Times reported on June 21.

In a statement issued on June 19, Kraft stated that the products may have been distributed to different Walmart stores across 12 different states, including Michigan. Results from the product sample tests revealed the affected products might not contain adequate amount of sorbic acid, a food preservative essential to preventing premature spoilage.

The recalled cheese bear the details 10021000611611 as UPC code, 021000611614 as consumer package UPC code, and a date code and time stamp of Dec. 17, 2014 and 09:34 – 13:15, respectively.

Spoiled food products may cause foodborne diseases that could put your health at risk. If you have been hurt by a defective product like this in Detroit, a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C., may help you through the process of filing a lawsuit. Call our offices today at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your situation.


OSHA raises awareness about heat-related illnesses in the workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor has launched its awareness campaign about the heat hazards that workers and employers in the outdoor industries face, a report by The Times and Democrat stated on June 1.

For four consecutive years, the OSHA has aimed to educate both the employers and the employees about the health risks brought about by a hot weather. The report revealed that heat-related diseases resulted in 31 fatalities and 4,120 illnesses in the workplace in 2012. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Health Dr. David Michaels said the lack of acclimatization, the body’s adaptation to heat, accounted for almost two-thirds of heat-related citations issued within the last three years.

There are far too many employers who fail to provide their workers with ample protection from workplace hazards, including outdoor heat. If you have suffered from an injury or illness acquired at work in Detroit, explore your options in filing for workers’ compensation benefits with the aid of a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C.. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about pursuing financial compensation.