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Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG fitness equipment launches safety recall

Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness have announced voluntary recalls of more than 18,000 elliptical trainer machines, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Manufactured in China, the fitness machines in question possibly feature a defect in the foot pedals, allowing the possibility of falls among consumers. Currently, there are at least 58 reports of foot pedal disengagements, according to the CPSC, and there have been no injuries.

Distributed by Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Wisconsin, the Horizon and LIVESTRONG elliptical trainers were manufactured prior to and sold between October and November in 2009. Both brands were sold at nationwide sporting goods stores, as well as online at www.livestrongfitness.com. The CPSC, Johnson Health Tech, LIVESTRONG, and Horizon Fitness are all urging customers to stop using the elliptical trainers immediately and contact any of the companies for further instructions.

The complete list of Horizon and LIVESTRONG models and serial numbers can be seen on the CPSC Web site. The brand names are located on the top of the console and the model numbers are directly below the brand names. The serial numbers are located on the trainer’s front support tube.

Johnson Health Tech is currently offering free in-home equipment inspection and replacement of defective pedals. Consumers can contact Johnson Health tech at (800) 962-3596 to schedule their appointments and for additional information. Consumers can also view additional resources and product material at www.horizonfitness.com and www.livestrongfitness.com.

If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Horizon Fitness or LIVESTRONG elliptical trainers and have experienced problems with pedal disengagement or falling, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with fitness product recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

 

Thermador recalls built-in ovens over fire threat

BSH Home Appliances Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a voluntary recall of more than 37,000 Thermador Built-In Ovens. This is the second major recall of Thermador ovens, as another 42,000 were recalled in June 2007. The current recall was caused by gaps in the insulation that can cause nearby cabinetry to catch fire, specifically during the self-cleaning process.






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Bridgestone recalls tires for fear of tread separation, auto accidents

Bridgestone America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a voluntary safety recall of more than 127,000 Firestone tires because they were produced with insufficient tread base gauge, according to a release by the NHTSA. The model tire affected by the recall is Firestone FR380, size P235/75R15, and they were manufactured between September 9, 2007, and August 2, 2008.






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Graco Strollers, Dorel Cribs subject of children’s product recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall by both Graco Strollers and Dorel Asia Cribs, for unrelated reasons. Both companies have manufactured children’s products that either have caused or have the potential to cause serious injuries to young children. The CSPC and Graco Strollers are urging consumers to stop using any model strollers until they verify with Graco if their product is included in the recall. Dorel is also urging consumers to stop using all model cribs.






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Toyota Recall announced for more than 2.3 million vehicles

Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of more than 2.3 million models manufactured between 2005 and 2010 due to sudden unintended acceleration and the more severe possibility of the gas pedal sticking. Friction that occurs when the pedal is operated can lead to the pedal becoming difficult to depress, delay in the pedal returning, or becoming all together stuck, according to a release from the NHTSA.






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Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit Not Prevented By Federal Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, recently denied an argument by Actavis, Inc. – a manufacturer of generic Reglan – that federal law does not allow consumers and users of that specific generic Reglan to file failure-to-warn claims. This particular claim was filed by a woman who now suffers from Tardive Dyskinesia, which is a rare disorder that causes involuntary and repetitive movement of the lower face and extremities.






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Yaz Lawsuit: Class action cases progressing

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has recently and rapidly come into legal trouble over its oral contraceptive Yaz and its alleged dangerous and even fatal side effects. Yaz, its predecessor Yasmin, and the generic version Ocella have all come under fire in recent years for their overstated benefits and minimized risks. Experts predict that more than 25,000 cases could eventually be filed by women alleging dangerous to fatal side effects from using the prescription contraceptive.






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Tylenol Recall is second in one month for Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare has recently issued a large voluntary recall of the company’s widely popular over-the-counter drugs Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl, among others. The recall is due to an inexplicable mold smell that has been causing illness among consumers. This is the second time in one month that McNeil has recalled these products due to the same smell problem. The recall affects McNeil products sold in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Fiji, most Central and South American countries, and the United Arab Emirates.






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Chrysler recalls 24,000 vehicles amid brake concerns

Chrysler and the Office of Defects Investigation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced yesterday that more than 24,000 late-model Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles will be recalled in order to repair a defective or missing part that could possibly result in unexpected brake failure. Some vehicles were possibly manufactured with a faulty brake booster rod retaining clip, and some vehicles may have even been built without the clip.






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