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Beware of Drinking Swill

August 5, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The seasonal beer “Swill” has been found to explode in the bottles they come in. “Swill” is a fruit beer made by 10 Barrel Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. These beer bottle explosions can send shards of glass flying into the air. Although there have been no reported serious injuries, consumers have had close calls […]

General Motors Stalls and Crashes – What it means for victims.

March 27, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

General Motors (GM) is being investigated by Congress for delaying a product recall when GM was aware of ignition-switch defects. The defects affected six models manufactured between 2003 and 2007. These models are: 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts; the 2007 Pontiac G5; 2003-2007 Saturn Ions; 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs; 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstices and the 2007 Saturn Sky. The […]

Blood Vessel Guidewire and Tracheal Tube Recalled

March 27, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The FDA issued a Class I recall for two medical products. Class I recalls are reserved for dangerous or defective products that could cause serious health problems or death. The first product, ACME Monaco Guidewire .035×150 3MMJ TCFC, item number 88241 (product code 054372-1-1A, 054372-1-1B, and 054372-1-2A), manufactured by Medline Industries was recalled in late […]