Once a product becomes available for purchase, it should be safe for consumers — but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. There are many known defective or dangerous products available on the market in 2021 that may pose a serious risk to consumers.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of any of the dangerous products listed below, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Get in touch with us today to see if Sokolove Law may be able to help with your case.
Mattresses made by Zinus Inc. use fiberglass sleeves as an inexpensive flame-retardant material. Glass fibers from Zinus mattresses, however, can leak when the mattress cover is removed and spread throughout the home, exposing your family and your belongings to fiberglass.
Fiberglass exposure can cause:
A variety of injuries, like difficulty breathing or eye and skin irritation
Thousands of dollars in property damage
If you or a loved one own or have owned a Zinus mattress, you may be eligible to take legal action.
NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. has issued a recall of both their stainless steel and titanium-based Precice® System devices due to biocompatibility issues or concerns with how these medical devices will interact with a patient’s body and its biological responses.
Precice System devices are designed to help with:
Lengthening or shortening limbs
Fixation or resetting and stabilizing bone fractures
Malunions and nonunions
Transporting long bones
NuVasive and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are still looking into what may have caused these issues and have advised health care providers to monitor patients with any of these devices.
NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. issued an urgent field safety notice for its MAGEC® System spinal rods, advising health care providers to monitor children implanted with these devices. A mechanical component failure in these spinal growing rods can lead to a range of health risks due to biocompatibility issues.
MAGEC devices are used to help:
Correct spinal curvature and deformities as the child grows
Lessen the severity of early-onset scoliosis
Prevent the need for future invasive surgeries
While the MAGEC X device is back on the market, all other models have been discontinued at this time, pending further biocompatibility testing.
FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix is a surgical bone product used to help bones and fractures heal more quickly. In June 2021, however, Aziyo Biologics, Inc. issued an urgent recall of one lot of its fiber powder product due to contamination.
Some of the procedures that utilize the contaminated FiberCel fiber powder product include:
Orthopedic or reconstructive bone grafts
Patients who received FiberCel from the contaminated lot may have been exposed to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). Over 100 patients may have been exposed so far.
The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has now been pulled from the market, after an investigation by Consumer Reports found that the overall design of the sleeper poses life-threatening risks to babies.
According to this groundbreaking investigation by Consumer Reports:
At least 32 babies have died inside the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
A cardinal rule of infant care is that newborns must lay flat on their backs
The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper allows babies to lay on their backs at an incline
Laying at an incline increases the risk of a baby accidentally suffocating
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to consumers in April 2019, but many advocates believe the agency and Fisher-Price didn’t do enough to prevent these tragic deaths.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating reports of acute non-viral hepatitis that are linked to the Real Water® alkaline water brand.
While the investigation continues, the FDA warns consumers to not drink, cook with or serve “Real Water” alkaline water, not even to pets.
Real Water Inc. products that are affected by this investigation include:
500 ml, 1 liter, 1.5 liter and 1 gallon ready-to-drink alkaline water bottles
5-gallon and 3-gallon containers
Bottles of various sizes
On the same day that the FDA launched their investigation, a lawsuit was filed against Real Water Inc. by Nevada parents whose child suffered liver damage after drinking the company’s bottled alkaline water.
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