Thousands of faulty HP laptop batteries recalled

On June 23, Hewlett-Packard (HP) issued a recall on 41,000 units of various laptop batteries sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico because the batteries are liable to overheat, which may result in a fire, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

Reports said the HP lithium-ion batteries, which are compatible with at least six models of HP notebooks, may emit too much heat during operation. Consumers are at high risk of sustaining burn injuries if the laptop battery packs catch fire. Although HP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have not received any complaints of injuries, there were seven incidents of overheating and charring that resulted in $4,000 worth of total property damage. Consumers who might own a notebook with a faulty battery are advised to notify HP to receive a new battery pack for free.

In Waukesha alone, the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® see many families dealing with financial loss as a result of using defective products. Call us today at (800) 242-2874 to learn how we could help you hold companies responsible for your loss.


Defective mugs that can cause injuries recalled in U.S. and Canada

A Canada-based company is recalling over 24,000 potentially defective mugs that can cause burn and laceration injuries to users, a June 2 article of cpsc.gov reported.

The recall covers four ceramic mug models of Debco Bag Distributors sold in Canada and the U.S. The 12 ounce mug models that come in different colors reportedly have handles that may easily break during use. The recalling company reported that they have received one complaint from a consumer who sustained a burn injury from using the ceramic mug. Debco warned consumers not to use the recalled mugs and to get in touch with them to receive a new mug.

A lot of people, especially children, are left devastated after suffering from burn injuries. If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product, working with a qualified personal injury attorney is important for you to receive the compensations you need for treatment. Speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® in Waukesha by calling (800) 242-2874 to begin taking legal action against negligent parties.


6 injured in Racine County motorcycle pile-up

Six persons suffered injuries in Racine County on June 4 after five motorcycles and a vehicle were involved in an accident, an article of Fox 6 reported. Racine County authorities revealed that the accident occurred on State Highway 83 around 10:00 a.m.

One of five southbound motorcyclists caused a chain reaction collision after reducing its speed to avoid hitting a car. A second southbound motorcyclist collided with the first and struck a northbound motorcyclist as well. One of the injured victims was airlifted to a hospital while the others were transported by ambulance. Details of the injuries were unknown as of reporting and authorities did not release the identities of the persons involved in the crash.

Most people suffer serious or fatal injuries when they are involved in motorcycle accidents. If you have suffered through a motorcycle accident, enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer is important. Especially if you will require prolonged treatment to recover, a lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® in Waukesha may help you receive the compensation you need for recovery. Discuss your personal situation by calling (800) 242-2874.


Pedestrian hit by car in Waukesha County

A 32-year-old man was recently struck by a car in Pewaukee while walking on the side of I-94. Witnesses of the incident cared for the man until emergency responders arrived at the scene.

The man’s current condition is unknown, but he was treated for injuries at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. Police are still unsure of why the man got out of his car and started walking along I-94. Part of Eastbound I-94 was closed for over an hour after the accident occurred, as was a section of eastbound Highway 16. The accident is still under investigation, so little information is currently available.

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries that may result in financial struggles and permanent disability. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to being hit by a vehicle, you may be entitled to take legal action against the responsible party. To learn more about your legal rights, please call the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874.


Costco announces recall over Listeria concerns

Wholesaler Costco recently announced a recall of several different food products over concerns that the items named could have been contaminated by Listeria. Listeria can cause serious illness in individuals who consume contaminated food products, and is especially dangerous to younger individuals, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems.

The recalled products were manufactured by Ajinomoto Windsor and the best buy dates on the items are from May 1, 2016 through May 7, 2017. Specifically, the recalled items could contain chicken that has been contaminated by the Listeria bacterium. So far, there have been no reports of illness connected to the recall and possible contamination. The items recalled by Costco are just part of a larger recall that Ajinomoto Windsor is conducting.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, our experienced product liability lawyers understand just how dangerous contaminated food products can be. If you or someone you love has fallen ill because of a contaminated food product, we believe that you should not have to cover the costs associated with your illness on your own. Call us at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about what we can do to help you pursue the compensation and justice you need.


Milwaukee driver killed in Greenfield accident

As reported by Greenfield Now, a Milwaukee man sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Greenfield.  The 64-year-old driver was pulling away from a Barnes & Noble parking lot when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.  The fire crews that responded to the accident had to rescue the Milwaukee man because he was pinned inside the vehicle.  Shortly after being transported to Froedtert Hospital, he was pronounced dead.

The 21-year-old man who is believed to have caused the collision suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident. While the police investigation is still underway, it is thought that speed was a factor in the accident.


Fatal pedestrian accident raises concerns of traffic near Medical College

Pedestrian safety at the Medical College of Wisconsin has become a concern after a foreign student was fatally struck by an SUV while on her way to class, a WISN article reported on April 12.

According to reports on April 11, Thailand national Rattanawadee Kotewong was killed after she was struck by a passing SUV when crossing the street. Reports said Kotewong, 32, was granted a scholarship for doctoral studies in biochemistry. A student friend of Kotewong, identified as Frida Tuyishimire, stated they only walk to class because their classrooms were merely two minutes away from where they live. Medical College stated in an email that they are now cooperating with authorities to make sure that all students and staff inside the complex are safe when coming and going.

The wrongful death lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® in Waukesha send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are grieving in the untimely loss of their loved one.


Gerber Products Co. recalling defective baby foods

A CNN article on March 24 revealed that Gerber Products Company issued a voluntary recall of their “organic baby food products” that may spoil early because of faulty packaging.

Though Gerber is aware of three short-term “gastrointestinal symptoms” cases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not confirmed if the illnesses was caused by the recalled baby products. The faulty packaging of the two “Gerber Organic 2nd Foods” reportedly may bloat and spoil its contents. The problem may occur when the affected products are either shipped or during handling procedures. Gerber President Gary Tickle stated that they are working to recover all the affected products that they believed did not pass their quality standards. The recalled organic baby foods come in different flavors made of mixed fruits and vegetables. Parents are advised not to feed the recalled baby food products to their children and notify Gerber to get more information.

Babies, unfortunately, are at risk of suffering serious illnesses when their parents unknowingly give them defective food products sold on the market. If you think this has happened to your loved one, a product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® in Waukesha may offer you legal options to hold negligent parties liable for your sufferings. Call us today at (800) 242-2874 to find out how we may possibly help you get compensations you need for recovery.


More than 100,000 Toshiba battery packs included in recall

More than 100,000 Toshiba laptop battery packs were recalled in a notice issued today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC’s recall notice, battery packs included in the recall have the potential to overheat and, in some instances, melt. This poses both a significant injury risk to users and, potentially, a fire hazard.

Of the 100,000 units affected by this recall, as many as 91,000 were sold in the United States alone between June 2011 and January 2016. Affected models include the Toshiba Tecra, Satellite, and Portege, while the battery packs themselves were manufactured by Panasonic. Battery packs included in this specific recall will be marked with part numbers beginning with “G71C.” Individuals who believe they may own a recalled battery pack can turn off their laptop, remove the battery pack, and check for the above part number.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, our Waukesha defective product lawyers believe that product designers and manufacturers should be held accountable when the items they make and sell to unsuspecting consumers cause harm. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a dangerous product, we want to help. Call us today at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about what we may be able to do for you.


8th grade student hurt by damaged gym floor

According to a February 16 article from Fox 8, a female student playing in a basketball tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin recently suffered injuries in an accident caused by a broken floorboard.

Reports state that the 14-year-old player could not stand up after falling to the floor. The girl complained to the official that a piece of wood struck her. Tournament organizer Perry Hibner described the loose wood from the floorboard as 3-4 inches in length. The girl, whose name was not revealed, was taken to a nearby hospital and is currently recovering from her injury. The damaged part of the floor where the girl was injured was temporarily fixed and barricaded with garbage cans while waiting for permanent repair. Hibner, who stated that the incident “was a complete fluke,” is not expecting any legal claims.

The premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® in Waukesha understand that far too many children suffer injuries because of unsafe properties. If you or someone you love has been injured because of unsafe property conditions, we can help. Learn more about the legal options available to you by calling (800) 242-2874.