Legal Blog of Attorney Jim Miron

Connecticut Injury Attorney Serving Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford & Waterbury, CT

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Internet Privacy: ISPs get green light to sell users’ web history

March 28, 2017

Internet Privacy? The US Senate has voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing web browsing data and other private data with advertisers as well as other companies.

Seems that the UK’s Snooper’s Charter was only the beginning of a much more worrying global trend of eroding internet privacy.

 ISP now stands for “invading subscriber privacy”

… in the words of senator Ed Markey, a Democrat.

The Republican-…

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Blue Buffalo Company Recalling Some BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe Dog Food

March 18, 2017

Wilton, CT – Blue Buffalo Company Recalling Some BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe Dog Food

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These…

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Volvo Recalling Certain 2017 Vehicles

March 13, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that

. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash…

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High Health Risk! Picone Meat Specialties, LTD. Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen 

March 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2017 – Picone Meat Specialties, LTD., a Mamaroneck, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,750 pounds of salami products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain non-fat dry milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The dry fermented salami products were produced on various dates from April 1, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: […

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Category: Personal Injury

Recall Watch: Swings, apple sauce and orzo salad pulled from shelves

March 01, 2017

Little Tikes is recalling 540,000 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings, as there have been reports of the swings breaking and hurting children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 140 cases of broken swings, and 39 injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts, bumps to the head, and two cases where a child broke an arm. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo and are suspended by four yellow ropes. Whole Foods Market is recalling “Our Chefs’ Own” Spinach Orzo Salad sold in Connecticut — and four other states — due to an undeclared tree nut allergen.

Michelin Recalling Certain Michelin X Works XZY Tires

February 12, 2017

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin X Works XZY tires, size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, manufactured from January 1, 2011, to July 31, 2015. The affected tires lack the required DOT symbol and load range letter designation, and, as such, they fail to conform to the requirements of U.S Code 30112 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Motor…

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Pentobarbital found in dog food, company issues recall Connecticut Post

February 10, 2017

Evanger’s has voluntarily recalled five lots of its Hunk of Beef dog food, the dog and cat food brand said in a statement on its website. The dog food is reportedly contaminated with pentobarbital, a barbiturate often used to treat tension tension and anxiety in humans. According to the FDA, the drug can cause “drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death” when consumed by animals.

 

Kingsway Trading Recalls “Xanthium Siler Combo Dietary Supplement” Contains Banned Ephedra

February 09, 2017

Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls “Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement” because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posts the company’s announcement as a public service. On February 7, 2017 the FDA posted the announcement that Kingsway Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 1.06 oz (30g…

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Major Security Flaw Found in Netgear Routers

December 16, 2016
Netgear Routers

Netgear Routers Have Major Security Flaw

Internet security, or lack of it, is a serious matter. If you have a Netgear wireless router you should know that Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world has reported that Netgear routers have a major security flaw…

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