Thousands of HP laptop battery packs recalled

Multinational company Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently issued a recall covering 41,000 units of laptop battery packs due to fire risks that can result in burn injuries and property damage. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported the recall on June 23.

According to the recall, the lithium-ion battery packs used in at least six different HP laptop models may emit too much heat during operation. If the problem occurs, consumers are at a high risk of sustaining burn injuries or property damages because the affected laptop batteries can catch fire. HP and the CPSC have not received any reports of individuals sustaining injuries from using the recalled batteries. However, four of the seven complaints of overheating incidents resulted in $4,000 worth of damaged property.

The product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Wausau strongly believe that families should be entitled to compensation if they are harmed by faulty products. If you were harmed by a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


Thousands of faulty mugs that can cause injuries recalled in Canada and U.S.

On June 2, a company based in Canada issued a recall on over 24,000 ceramic mugs sold in Canada and the U.S. due to a defect that may cause burn and laceration injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov stated.

According to the report, Debco Bag Distributors is recalling four ceramic mug models that come in different colors. The handles on the mugs reportedly may easily be damaged during use, which can cause consumers to suffer from injuries. The company and the CPSC were made aware of a consumer who suffered a burn injury from using the recalled mug. At least 150 of the faulty mugs were sold in the U.S., reports stated. Debco advised people who might own a recalled mug to refrain from using it and immediately return it for a free replacement.

Many people, unfortunately, suffer financial loss after facing burn injuries. If you have been injured by a defective product, an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Wausau may be able to help you receive treatment funds if defective products were involved. Call our office at 800-242-2874 to find out how we may be able to work for you.


Toddler injured in truck accident

A Wausau area toddler suffered injuries at a ski show in Wisconsin Rapids after he was struck by a pickup truck, an article of Wausau Daily Herald reported on June 6.

At about 7:45 p.m. on June 5, emergency personnel responded to 80th Street and North Biron Drive after being notified that a 6-year-old boy was involved in an accident. The area where the accident took place reportedly was near a big ski event. Reports coming from Captain Shawn Becker revealed that the vehicle’s rear wheel at the passenger side ran over the toddler after he darted to the side of the vehicle. Police later confirmed that the victim was conscious and breathing despite his injuries. A helicopter responded to the scene of the crash and brought the boy to a hospital in Marshfield. Investigating authorities are still determining whether charges are going to be filed against the driver.

Children, unfortunately, often have to deal with permanent disabilities after being involved in car accidents. If your child has been the victim of an inattentive driver in Wausau, the qualified legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to work on your behalf. Call our office at 800-242-2874 to find out how we may help you recover from your loss.


Rental car recall legislation to take effect tomorrow

New legislation concerning rental cars first approved in 2015 will take effect tomorrow, June 1. The legislation makes renting a vehicle with any open recalls illegal. It was formerly illegal to sell a car with an open recall, but not to rent one. As of tomorrow, if a recall is issued, rental companies need to fix the issue within 24 hours of notification, or they must remove the car from their fleet.

This new rental car legislation is a positive step in protecting customers by ensuring they are issued a safe vehicle. However, in many cases, manufacturers issue recalls without having the ability to immediately fix the concern. This scenario can limit availability, causing prices to increase, and hurt smaller rental businesses. While most rental companies seem eager to comply with the new law, you can always check for any open recalls on the car you are renting by using the government vehicle identification tool online.

Vehicle defects are a serious threat to motorist safety. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a dangerous, defective, or malfunctioning vehicle, learn about the legal options available to you by contacting Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.


3 injured in Wausau multi-vehicle accident

At least three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries on April 29, following a six-vehicle accident caused by a speeding driver in Wausau.

Police Lieutenant Matt Van Lieshout reported that around 7 p.m. a speeding vehicle traveling in the northbound lane of U.S. 51 rear-ended a stopped vehicle near Bridge Street. The vehicles struck a light pole and entered an intersection, which caused the involvement of at least four other vehicles in the collision. An electrical team needed to repair the light pole before the intersection could reopen.

Speeding and reckless driving are two of many factors that can cause innocent motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to face serious or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent driving, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries. Learn more about your legal options by calling 800-242-2874.


Seat Belt Recall in Millions of Trucks

General Motors had to recall seat belts in millions of trucks. 2014 and 2015 models of Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras are being recalled due to the possibility of the seat belt breaking. The steel cable is the main issue, because it wears down each time a driver sits in the seat. If the cable is too worn, it can snap and cause the seat belt to fail to hold the driver in the seat during a collision.

So far, the defect has not been linked to any injuries during accidents. The company is set to formally send out a recall to owners of the affected vehicles soon. If your vehicle is recalled, your local dealership will either add another bracket to the cable or replace it altogether.

Seat belts save lives in accidents and ensuring that your seat belt functions properly is crucial to your safety. If you were injured in an accident due to a car defect, you may deserve compensation. Find out today by calling the Wausau personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.


3 people hurt in Town of Lyons two-vehicle accident

According to an article published on myracinecounty.com, one of the three people injured in a recent vehicular accident in the Town of Lyons was airlifted after being listed in critical condition.

Reports said that on March 19, a collision between a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a U-Haul truck took place on Highway 36. The SUV driver, Philip Carney Jr., reportedly crashed into a GMC U-Haul truck after crossing over the center line.

Carney, 70, was airlifted to a trauma center due to critical injuries he sustained in the crash. Carney’s wife, Carol, 69, who was seated in the vehicle’s front passenger seat, suffered minor injuries. The U-Haul driver, identified as 52-year-old Donald Oliver Wilkens, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Wausau lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent car accident victims across the state of Wisconsin. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we want to help you. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can put our years of experience to work for you.


More than 30,000 cases of Bumble Bee Tuna recalled

More than 30,000 cases of Bumble Bee Tuna have been voluntarily recalled by Bumble Bee Foods over concerns that a deviation in standard processing procedures could have resulted in contamination of the product. According to comments made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the problematic processing procedures could results in contamination of the products, putting consumers at risk of suffering serious food-borne illness.

While no one has yet reported illness connected to the recalled products, Bumble Bee Foods proactively issued the recall of three different “Chunk Light” products sold in February: 5-ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5-ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, and 4 packs of the 5-ounce cans of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water.

Far too many Americans suffer serious illness every year because of contaminated food products. If you or someone you love has fallen ill because of dangerous or contaminated food products, contact the product liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Wausau at 800-242-2874 to take action.


Wisconsin girl hurt by broken floor in gym

According to a Fox 8 article from February 16, an eighth-grader girl suffered injuries in Middleton, Wisconsin after she was struck by a piece of wood from a broken floor while playing basketball.

Reports said a 14-year-old girl who was playing in a basketball tournament fell to the floor and complained that she was injured by a piece of wood. The floorboard reportedly had a broken part in the middle area that struck the girl. Perry Hibner, who was the tournament’s organizer, said that the piece of wood “was 3 to 4 inches long.” Responding crews transported the injured girl to the hospital and she is expected to make a full and fast recovery, as the injury was not considered serious. The part of the gym where the incident took place was surrounded by garbage cans while waiting for permanent repair.

If you or someone you know has been injured because of unsafe property conditions, you may be eligible to take legal action against the person or entity responsible for your unnecessary pain and suffering. Learn more about the legal options available to you by contacting the Wausau premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.


Dirt Devil recalls vacuums due to risk of electrocution

Ohio-based Dirt Devil has issued a recall of an estimated 149,000 vacuums sold in the United States in addition to 9,700 in Canada due to a risk of electric shock caused by a defective wall plug. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released an article covering the recall on February 2.

Reports said at least three models of Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums have plugs with prongs that can detach and become lodged inside electrical outlets. Consumers are at risk of being electrocuted or shocked if they come into contact with the electrified prongs, and children are especially susceptible to these types of injuries.

Though the manufacturing company was not made aware of any injuries before issuing the recall, the company has received notifications detailing fourteen incidents of these defective plugs becoming stuck in wall outlets. Owners of the defective vacuum have been advised not to use the device and to contact Dirt Devil to learn about a free replacement option.

If you have been injured by a defective product, contact the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Wausau to discuss how our legal team of product liability lawyers can help you pursue compensation from negligent manufacturers.