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Graco High Chair Recall and Product Liability

Product Liability LawyerAttention parents and parents-to-be! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an important recall concerning popular Graco high chairs. Roughly 86,000 Graco Classic Wood High Chairs are beging recalled because the manufacturer says the high chair’s seat can loosen and detatch from the base, causing a child to fall. There have been more than two dozen reports of high chair seats becoming loose, and in some cases children fell and became injured. Graco says it has received one report of a concussion.

The recall involves all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes. The high chair has a top seat, bottom leg assembly and removable tray. The high chair is sold with a beige fabric seat cover. The impacted model numbers are:

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Abbott Labs, the makers of Similac baby formula, have recalled several million containers of their product after an inspection in the manufacturing plant revealed a beetle infestation, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. A handful of parents have reported finding insect parts in the powdered formula.

The affected formula was shipped to stores across the United States as well as in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The formula was sold in cans and plastic containers. Parents who wish to know if they bought the recalled formula can visit the company’s website at www.similac.com or call a toll-free hotline at (800) 986-8850. Both the website and the hotline provide information about which products were recalled and how to return them to the company for a refund.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled over 1 million light-up children’s eyeglasses and rings, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The toys, which were distributed by Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, were recalled because the small batteries inside may cause severe internal injuries if swallowed.

The small batteries, known as “button batteries” due to their shape and size, are causing more and more children to be admitted to the hospital for swallowing them. Although the CPSC has received few reports about severe injuries, ten children were admitted to a Utah hospital recently after swallowing the batteries, and one of the children suffered severe digestive-tract damage.

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An NBC News article reports that 228 million eggs are being recalled by Iowa-based Wright County Egg due to an outbreak of Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the eggs have been connected to several illnesses in California, Colorado, and Minnesota. At least 266 Californians and 7 in Minnesota have become ill after eating the contaminated eggs, state health officials report.

The tainted eggs were distributed throughout the U.S. and packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp.

In amounting to four times the normal number of salmonella cases being reported, the CDC noted that approximately 200 cases of the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported weekly during June and July. Some common symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 8 to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. Salmonella poisoning is not to be taken lightly since it can be life-threatening, particularly for those who have weakened immune systems.

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