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3 hurt in “Zippin Pippin” roller coaster accident

The Green Bay “Zippin Pippin” roller coaster recently stopped operating after three people were hospitalized due to injuries sustained from the ride, an article of wbay.com reported on July 20.

According to reports, around 12:39 p.m. Green Bay fire crews responded to an accident at the Bay Beach Amusement Park after being notified of a roller coaster accident. Dawne Cramer of the Parks, Rec, and Forestry department stated that one of the cars struck another car in the loading area after it failed to stop. A rider and two amusement park employees were transported to a hospital after the accident, Lt. Cody Johnson stated. The accident was the first since the roller coaster opened in 2011, Cramer noted.

The attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. in Wisconsin represent families whose loved ones were injured on unsafe premises. If you have a premises liability case to file, we may be able to help you obtain the funds necessary for a fast recovery. Call us at 800-242-2874 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.

Thousands of children’s products that contain high lead levels recalled

A Jacksonville-based company announced a recall of approximately 6,000 chairs and swings for children due to possible excessive lead content that can cause serious illness to intended users, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

The recall covers the chairs and swings of Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. The two types of chairs and swings, which were manufactured in China, contain high levels of lead on the colorful printed designs. Though the company did not receive any complaints of injury prior to issuing the recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed that the products have violated federal standards due to the use of lead paint. Consumers were warned not to use the affected chairs and swings and to immediately return them to where they were purchased in order to get their money back.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. in Wisconsin recognize that many families struggle emotionally and financially when their children suffer serious illnesses as a result of using contaminated products. If you think your child has been harmed by a defective toy or child’s product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you receive compensation. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to find out how we can work for you.

3M spill-proof cups with mold risks recalled in the U.S.

Approximately 3.1 million units of spill-proof cups in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled by a Massachusetts company due to mold risks that can cause harm to infants.

The recall affects five types of spill-proof cups of the “Tommee Tippee Sippee” brand, all of which are equipped with a removable white valve. The valves may develop mold inside if they are frequently moistened or rarely cleaned. The recalling company, Mayborn USA, has been notified of 3,066 incidents of the detachable valves developing mold and 68 instances when children using the cups were sickened. Consumers who own the recalled cups are advised to stop using them and to notify Mayborn to get a new cup for free. Mold ingestion can cause serious gastrointestinal problems, especially to those who have weak immune systems.

In Wisconsin alone, the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. see many children who suffer illnesses as a result of using defective products. If your child has been the victim of a defective product or toy, we may be able to help you file a claim against negligent parties to receive the treatment funds you need for recovery. Call our office today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options.

Case of Salmonella Confirmed in Wisconsin

Earlier this year, a meal replacement product was recalled, and it is believed that the product is the cause of a case of salmonella recently confirmed in Wisconsin.

The product is sold online on sites including Amazon and eBay, and is called Garden of Life RAW Meal. The product has been recalled, and the codes for the recalled items can be found on the website for FDA recalls. The FDA is urging consumers to throw out the product, as it can cause severe illness.

Salmonella typically causes fever, diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Healthy people experiencing these symptoms usually recover with treatment from their health care provider, but for young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems, the infection can be life threatening.

If you have been made ill by a dangerous food product or container, our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. wants to help you take action against the party responsible for your unnecessary suffering. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about what our team can do for you.

Hundreds of Tern folding bikes with faulty frames recalled

The California-based distributor Stile Products recently issued a recall on hundreds of Tern folding bicycles with defective frames, after receiving complaints about certain models.

Stile Products is recalling approximately 220 various models of Tern folding bicycles, in addition to an estimated 175 they recalled in 2013. The bike’s frame may crack at the top hinge during operation. If this issue occurs while the product is in use, riders are at a high risk of sustaining injuries after a fall. The distributor has received four injury reports caused by the affected bikes. Consumers who own a recalled Tern bike model are instructed to notify Stile Products for a free bike frame replacement.

Bicyclists are at high risk of suffering serious injuries if the bike they are riding malfunctions during use. If a defective product has caused harm to you or a loved one, a qualified attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. could help you receive the compensation necessary for your recovery. Call us at 800-242-2874 to explore your options for legal action against negligent parties.

Drunk driver shows remorse

Marie H. Maynard, a high school theater director, hit a car head on, causing significant harm to the 22-year-old driver of the other car. Maynard’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit. Luckily everyone survived, though Maynard and her victim suffered several broken bones and other serious injuries.

After she was fined $500, Maynard was also sentenced to 6 months in the Racine County Jail and an additional 4 years of probation. She publicly vowed to never drink alcohol again, which seemed over the top for many, as she never wants to be put in a situation where she can hurt someone. She even resigned from her job as a theater director at Park High School to show her remorse and is now working at a local cinema. Maynard will start her sentence April 30th, 2016.

Drinking and driving is a serious crime, often harming the lives of all involved. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we understand how trying it can be to get your life back to normalcy, especially with medical bills. Call our Racine personal injury attorneys today at 800-242-2874 for a confidential consultation.

School bus involved in Milwaukee 3-vehicle accident

At least three individuals on April 12 sustained injuries in a 3-vehicle accident in the Milwaukee area, involving a school bus with students on board, an article of WISN reported.

Information coming from Milwaukee Police confirms that none of the students aboard the bus were injured in an accident that took place at the vicinity of West Capitol Drive and North 47th Street. The three persons who were injured from the incident were transported to a hospital after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. A citation of failing to yield is expected to be issued to one of the vehicle drivers.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. in Wisconsin understand that many families have to deal with expensive hospitalizations when their children suffer injuries in accidents. If you think this has happened to you or to someone you know, enlist a skilled personal injury lawyer so that you may recover your losses. Get in touch with us today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options.

Wisconsin Governor to approve strict fine against distracted driving

Governor Scott Walker is planning to sign a newly approved bill to impose a fine against distracted drivers or those who use their hand-held mobile phones while driving, a March 28 article of WISN stated.

The recently approved bill will require drivers in construction areas to pay up to $40 if caught using hand-held cellphones. Repeat offenders, or those drivers who are caught using their phones several times within a year, may need to pay a fine of up to $100. While a total ban on cellphone use while driving is slowly becoming more widely supported in Wisconsin, some legislators are hoping that it will happen soon. Wisconsin reportedly is one of the 46 states that prohibit drivers from text messaging while operating a vehicle. Drivers, in only 14 states, are required to use hands-free technology to make phone calls while in motion.

Distracted driving, unfortunately, is one of many causes of car accidents that leave many people with debilitating injuries. However, if this happens to you in Wisconsin, a lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may work on your behalf if negligent drivers are liable for your injuries. Call our office today at 800-242-2874 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your losses.

Toyota recalls more than 300,000 vehicle with potentially faulty airbags

Toyota announced that the company is expanding their recall of vehicles that are equipped with potentially dangerous and defective Takata airbags by more than 300,000 vehicles. Of the 356,000 included in this most recent recall, as many as 198,000 vehicles are registered in the United States.

Specific models included in this recall are 2008 Corollas and 2008-2010 Lexus SC430 vehicles.

Overall, approximately 19 million vehicles have been recalled in the United States alone over fears associated with defective Takata airbag inflators that can unexpectedly deploy too strongly, sending metal shards throughout the vehicle, putting drivers and passengers at serious risk.

Toyota alone has recalled more than 3 million vehicles in the United States and more than 15 million vehicles worldwide due to this airbag defect. Additionally, a recent report from Reuters stated that auto safety regulators in the U.S. are currently debating whether an additional 70-90 million Takata airbag inflators need to be added to the current recall.

Over 2M faulty Microsoft power cords recalled

On February 2, Microsoft issued a recall of an estimated 2.25 million Surface Pro power cords in the U.S. and Canada due to a defect that can cause the cords to overheat and catch fire while plugged in, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Reports said the recall affects the AC power cords of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers. The power cords were packaged and sold with these two models, and the recall also includes power cords that were sold separately. The cords may become overheated during use and cause fires as well as risk burns or electric shock to consumers.

In the 56 complaints of fire and overheating received by the recalling company, at least five consumers complained of electrical shock. Microsoft and the CPSC advised consumers not to use the affected power cords and to contact Microsoft for a replacement.

When product manufacturers fail to ensure that their items are not completely safe for consumer use, serious injuries can occur. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we work on behalf of victims of defective products who seek compensation and justice for the harm that was done to them. To learn more, call 800-242-2874 today.