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Temp Temple

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Temp Temple is the Communications Assistant for Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Web Development department. Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., Temp began writing for Righting Injustice as an intern following his sophomore year at Belmont University, where he received the Bruin Blog Scholarship and wrote for the university’s official blog each semester. Now a full-time employee of the firm, Temp is a graduate of Huntingdon College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Temp writes a variety of posts during his workday ranging from assorted recalls to firm and national litigation, and special events happening across the nation.

Children’s car seat recall announced by Evenflo; 27 complaints of safety harness loosening

Evenflo, a manufacturer of juvenile products, has announced a children’s car seat recall impacting nearly 30,000 combination booster seats. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recalled booster seats feature a defective harness that may become loosened without a caregiver’s knowledge. The children’s car seat recall involves specific Evolve 3-in-1 seats manufactured prior to Feb. 9, 2016. The model numbers of the U.S.’s recalled seats are 34411700 and 34411741, while Canada’s recalled seats feature model number 34411700C. Although Evenflo has not received any reports of injuries, there have been 27 complaints from consumers claiming that their children have ... Read More

GE Appliances washer recall announced after reports of fires; $129K in property damage

GE Appliances, known for its wide selection of kitchen appliances and home products, has announced a recall of nearly 222,000 top-loading clothes washers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the washers contain an electrical component that may overheat and cause the appliance to ignite. The washer recall comprises of three different models of the GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers available in either gold, gray or white. Measuring about four cubic feet, the recalled washers feature the “GE Profile” emblem on the front and its model numbers above the water valve connections. The following model and serial ... Read More

Bungee chair recall announced following reports of falls; sold exclusively by Big 5 Sporting Goods

More than 4,000 defective bungee chairs are now under recall by Nanjing Kekang Outdoor Products and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The bungee chair recall states that the chair’s rivets may break during use, thus posing a fall hazard to the consumer. According to the CPSC, the recall specifies the Captiva Designs bungee chairs with model number AC098, which can be identified by checking the header cards on the product’s packaging. The recalled chairs are collapsible and feature navy blue/teal nylon, as well as a bungee seat and black metal legs. The bungee cords used to create the ... Read More

BLACK+DECKER announces electric blower/vacuum/mulcher tool recall; more than 560K recalled

BLACK+DECKER™, an American manufacturer of power tools, accessories and home improvement products, has announced an electric blower/vacuum/mulcher tool recall encompassing more than 560,000 units. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the tool’s fan cover may unlatch without warning, thus posing a laceration hazard. The BLACK+DECKER recall includes its 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with one of the three following model numbers: BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. To find the model number, check along the name plate on the ride side of the motor housing. “Type 1” should also be printed beside it and are the only blower/vacuum/mulchers included in the ... Read More

Pacifier clip recall announced due to choking hazard; sold exclusively by Toys ‘R’ Us

Toys ‘R’ Us, a well-known manufacturer of juvenile toys and goods, has announced a pacifier clip recall of more than 50,000 baby products across the nation. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled pacifier clips feature a spring mechanism that may break during use and release smaller parts, thus posing a choking hazard. The pacifier clip recall singles out all Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips sold in one of the following six colors and character designs: a red monster, blue monster, monkey, giraffe, owl with one eye closed, and an owl with both eyes open. Each of ... Read More

Ford expands door latch recall to include nearly 2.4 million vehicles; three injuries reported

Ford Motor Company has announced a recall expansion of nearly 1.5 million vehicles with car doors that may fly open while in motion. The announcement comes just weeks after the automaker recalled approximately 830,000 vehicles with the same door latch defect, bringing the total amount of vehicles recalled to nearly 2.4 million. Ford claims the issue stems from a faulty spring part in the side door latch known as the pawl spring tab. If the spring part breaks, the vehicle’s door will swing open and prevent the door from properly closing. Passengers without a working door latch may be ejected ... Read More

Overtime pay expansion for farm workers approved by California lawmakers

California farmers are known for being some of the largest exporters of produce in the nation and now state lawmakers have passed an overtime pay bill to ensure these farmers are paid in accordance to their grueling labor. The overtime bill, if passed by the governor, would make California the first state to require the agricultural industry to meet Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards already adhered to by most other industries. The new overtime law, which passed by a 44-32 vote, would take action in 2019 by gradually expanding overtime pay to all of California’s estimated 825,000 farm laborers. ... Read More

Polaris recall includes all 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo ROVs; severe burns reported

Another recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) recall has set Polaris back nearly 10,000 vehicles with potentially dangerous fire hazards associated with their engines. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that the engine may overheat while its turbo system’s drain tube can loosen, thus creating a serious risk of igniting. Also, approximately 2,230 of these vehicles were previously recalled in December of last year for the same issue. The Polaris recall singles out all model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles sold in either gray, blue, orange and red with two or ... Read More

Listeria monocytogenes: what you need to know about the bacteria causng food recalls

Listeria monocytogenes has been the cause of countless food recalls, but how does this potentially fatal bacteria infect our foods in the first place? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Listeria can be found naturally in both soil and water where wild animals can easily transfer it without showing immediate signs of carrying. Listeria can then transfer to raw ingredients or produce that have come into contact with contaminated soil or animal manure that has been used as a fertilizer. Once the Listeria-infected ingredient reaches a food processing factory, the bacterium may live for years on ... Read More

Whirlpool announces 15K+ microwave recall; multiple home fires reported

More than 15,000 Whirlpool-brand microwaves are now under recall by Whirlpool and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The microwave recall states that the issue stems from the internal arcing, which may cause an internal plastic component to ignite during use, thus posing a fire hazard. The microwave recall involves certain Whirlpool microwave hood combinations sold in either stainless steel, white or black. To find the microwave’s model and serial numbers, check the inside of the unit above its oven cavity along left-hand side. The following model and serial numbers are affected by the microwave recall and have been deemed ... Read More