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Hyundai and Kia Models Recalled for Spontaneous Fire Risk

Hyundai and Kia have issued recalls due to spontaneous fire risk in certain vehicles. Hyundai and Kia—who share a corporate parent and manufacture vehicles that share parts, designs, and suppliers—have advised owners of the following vehicles to park their cars outdoors and away from structures even if the vehicle is turned off because of a…

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Harley Davidson Seatback Recall

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has issued a recall for the Pan America 1250. According to Harley Davidson, the issue with its 2021 Pan America motorcycles is due to the seat base potentially fracturing. Harley Davidson says that field data indicates the fracture condition may develop when a rider grasps the grab rail attached to the…

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Proctor and Gamble Recalls 32 Hair Products Due to Benzene, Cancer Risk

Proctor and Gamble, the consumer product giant that manufactures a wide variety of everyday cosmetic and personal care goods from baby care and hair care to skin and personal care, is voluntarily recalling dozens of products that may contain carcinogenic chemical Benzene. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. According to the Centers for Disease…

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Houston Burn Injury Lawyers

According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds in 2020 and a person was fatally injured in a fire every two hours.  Every 35 minutes, a person suffers a non-fatal fire injury. Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental injury and…

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Fire and Burn Hazard leads to Recall of Lithium-ion Battery

Lithium-ion batters remain a source of product recalls, injury, and product liability lawsuits. Often found in portable external batteries and power banks, these products pose fire and burn hazards to end-users. Most recently, myCharge, makers of the myCharge Powerbank, has issued a widescale recall covering 67,000 units due to concerns that the lithium-ion battery can…

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Chemical Explosion at LyondellBasell Facility Kills 2 and Injures Dozens in La Porte, Texas

The LyondellBasell chemical processing plant, located at 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road, La Porte, Texas experienced a loss of containment event that killed 2 and injured dozens more. The explosion happened at 7:35 pm in the acetals area of the La Porte Complex when a unit experienced a loss of containment resulting in a leak of…

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Abraham Watkins Scores Victory Under New 5th Circuit Maritime Precedent

In Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators, a unanimous, en banc decision of the 5th Circuit upended existing precedent in greatly narrowing the critical threshold issue of who qualifies as a seaman under the Jones Act.  As one of the leading personal injury firms in the nation, and the longest operating in Texas, Abraham Watkins attorneys Benny…

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