The AP (10/22/10) reports that "Three US companies recalled more than 40,000 cribs on Friday due to safety concerns raised by six child injuries. The recalled Ethan Allen, Angel Line and Victory Land Heritage Collection 3-in-1 cribs have drop - sides that can detach due to faulty hardware or wear and tear, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission."
DEPUY ASR HIP CLAIMS
On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson, recalled two devices used for hip replacements since 2005. The Depuy Hip Recall Lawyers at Knafo Law Offices are available to answer any questions patients may have about their rights. An estimated 93,000 devices have been recalled. The DePuy ASR hip replacements subject to the Depuy Hip recall are:
- ASR XL Acetabular System
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
These DePuy ASR hips have been implanted since 2005 in the United States and since 2001 internationally. Depuy ASR recall patients may require surgery to remove and replace the defective hip implant. DePuy Orthopaedics estimates that approximately 10,000 replacement surgeries may be needed. The reason for the recall is due to high levels of metal ions being released from the Depuy ASR hip. The release of metal ionscan result in damaged tissue, pseudotumours, and osteolysis. This could happen shortly after the DePuy ASR hip replacement is implanted or complications may occur years later. The DePuy devices were removed from the Australian market in December 2009. On May 25, 2010 a Medical Device Alert was issued in the UK for the DePuy Hip. Depuy ASR hip replacement patients may be eligible for compensation due to the injuries they have suffered as a result of being implanted with the defective DePuy ASR hip replacement. Past and future pain, suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, and disfigurement are among the damages that the patients may be entitled to recover. The Knafo Law Office Firm handles cases on a contingent fee basis. The client is never at risk of paying any money out of pocket. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
GM RECALS IMPALAS The New York Times (10/22/10, Jensen) reports that "General Motors is recalling 303,000 2009-10 Chevrolet Impalas because the front seat belts could come loose in a crash. The recall comes more than a year after G.M. first learned of the problem."