10,000 fruit pops recalled for fear of typhoid fever

by Administrator 30. August 2010 06:26

According to the Federal Drug Administration, Fruiti Pops Inc, of Sante Fe Springs has recalled 10,000 Mamey fruit bars due to fear of typhoid fever.

Several cases of typhoid have been reported this month, although it is rare in the U.S. Many of these cases have been associated with the Mamey frozen pulp sold by Goya Foods, Inc. Typhoid fever causes fever and severe abdominal pain and can be fatal in a small number of cases.

Mamey is tropical fruit that is grown in Central and South America and is used in the mamey-flavored fruit bars. The product was sold in Arizona, California, Texas in retail stores, ice cream trucks and other vending machines. Consumers are urged not to eat the fruit bar and to return to the place they bought it for a refund.

If you or a loved one has become ill after eating a defective product, contact the Phoenix toxic food products lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally P.L.C by calling 800-763-0964 today.

 

Two killed in single-engine plane crash in Wilcox

by Administrator 26. August 2010 14:29

Two men were killed when their single-engine Thorp T-18 plane crashed near the Cochise County Airport in Wilcox.  Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still working to determine the cause of the crash. Witnesses say that the plane "fell straight down" out of the sky, killing the two men on board the aircraft. 

Aviation accidents can have a devastating effect on the lives of the passengers and their families. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.  

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44,000 defective helmets recalled by U.S. Army

by Administrator 25. August 2010 14:00

44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets were recalled by the U.S. Army following reports that the helmets failed to meet military standards and may not provide adequate ballistic protection. The helmets were produced by U.S. manufacturer ArmorSource, LLC, based in Hebron, Ohio. The Department of Justice is expected to investigate claims of defective material use, improper manufacturing processes, and faulty quality-testing on the part of the company.  

According to sources familiar with the recall, 20,000 helmets were issued by the U.S. Army, while the remaining 24,000 were issued to soldiers in the Air Force and Navy. The recall is expected to affect 4% of the 1.6 million combat helmets in the inventory of the U.S. Army. Soldiers are encouraged to check the inside of their helmets to identify the manufacturer's label, and they may have to remove some of the pads to check the label to see if they have been issued a recalled helmet. 

Soldiers depend on protective gear like helmets and body armor to protect them from harm. If a product is defective and fails to perform as expected, the individual may suffer serious bodily injury or death. If you would like to know more about the ArmorSource helmet recall, contact the Phoenix product liability attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today. 

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Two killed, one injured in car accident

by Administrator 23. August 2010 05:43

A man and a woman were killed and a teenager is in serious condition after a car accident in north Phoenix.

According to authorities, the accident occurred as the driver of a Mercedes did not negotiate a curve correctly and caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The car then went off the side of the road, flipped and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop.

All three people in the car were thrown from the vehicle and the car burst into flames as it came to a stop. A 35-year-old woman and a man were pronouced dead by emergency crews and a 19-year-old man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Car accidents can cause serious injury to all people in the vehicle, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.

Arizona plane crash rate higher than national number

by Administrator 16. August 2010 05:51

A recent fatal plane crash in Arizona has put Arizona on track to be higher than the national number of fatal plane crashes.

Since 2002, Arizona has been higher than the national average every year except for one, among non-military and non -commercial flights. The rate is found by measuring the number of deadly flights per 100,000 hours of flight. In 2008, Arizona was double the national rate with a number of 2.76 per 100,000 flight hours.

Arizona has had 75 general aviation crashes since 2005. Officials from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association suggest that the hot temperature and treacherous terrains are a bad combination and may lead to the number of accidents in the area.

If you have been injured in a plane crash, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Phoenix aviation accident lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally P.L.C. by calling 800-763-0964 today.

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USDA recalls 1 million pounds of beef

by Administrator 9. August 2010 05:28

Valley Meat Company, a California-based company, has announced a recall of one million pounds of ground beef because of possible E.Coli contamination.

Consumers who have purchased this meat and grocery stores may still have this in their freezers. The products that are included in the recall are the frozen meat patties with a processed date of October 2, 2009 to January 12, 2010.

Illnesses have been reported from these products since February 2010, but the connection between the product and the illness was just made by the USDA. Seven people have become ill after eating the product. These recalled products have been distributed in Texas, California, Arizona, Oregon and other grocery stores across the nation in a different brand.

If you or your family member has become ill after consuming a defectice food product, contact the Phoenix toxic food products lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C by calling 800-763-0964 to discuss your legal options.

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Olympic rower injured in truck accident in Arizona

by Administrator 2. August 2010 05:07

The Olympic rowing champion, James Cracknell, is stable after a truck accident in Arizona.

The accident occurred when he was riding a bicycle and he was struck by a truck. He was wearing a crash helmet and doctors have said that this is the only reason he is alive. Cracknell was then transported to the hospital in Phoenix, Arizona to be treated for the head injury and he is currently in stable condition.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the victim and his friends and family during his recovery.

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