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Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More

Jun 12

Amazon issues space heater recall in US, Canada, and Mexico due to fire hazards

By Joe Messa

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Online retail giant, Amazon, has recalled their AmazonBasics brand Ceramic Space Heater due to fire and burn hazards. Philadelphia Defective Product Lawyers: AmazonBasics Ceramic Space Heater The product is the AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater. The recall announcement was made yesterday (June 11, 2019) citing a total of 30 reports of overheating, burning, and/or […]

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May 16

Defective Navien Tankless Water Heaters

By Joe Messa

In December 2018, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Navien brand tankless water heaters due to fatal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. Around 3,400 unites were included in the recall, which concerned a kit installed on the water heaters that converted them from natural gas to propane. Messa & Associates is […]

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Mar 27

Philadelphia Department of Health shuts down three dental clinics for safety and sterilization issues

By Joe Messa

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According to Action News, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced the closure of three Philadelphia dental offices yesterday for deficient sterilization procedures and lapses in injection safety practices. Three Trieu Family Dental Clinics have closed at the following locations; 437 West chew Ave 5427 North 5th Street 6536 Woodland Avenue Thought the health department […]

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Mar 26

Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals reached $775M settlement with victims of Xarelto blood thinner

By Joe Messa

Twenty-five thousand lawsuits were settled this week between Bayer and Janssen pharmaceutical companies, and patients alleging that they were not adequately warned about the risks of life-altering complications regarding blood thinner medication, Xarelto. Lawsuits dating back to 2014, which were consolidated in federal court in New Orleans, involved claims that patients were not adequately informed […]

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Mar 20

Safely SPRING into Spring!

By Joe Messa

SPRING! It’s finally here! Out with the COLD and in with the WOO! It’s the time of year for more outdoor activities and maybe even an annual spring-cleaning. To celebrate, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is offering some tips for how to stay safe while embarking on all of your favorite (and maybe not-so-favorite) […]

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Feb 12

Defective tires more dangerous than texting & driving says NHTSA

By Joe Messa

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released some shocking information this month: more motorists are killed in collisions caused by faulty tires than by those caused by distracted driving involving cell phones! Who would have thought that the incredible danger posed by texting and driving would be exceeded by the danger of defective tires? […]

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Jan 25

ARB Blood Pressure Medicine Recalls Expanding

By Joe Messa

Since late last year, several pharmaceutical companies have been slowly recalling various lots of blood pressure medications containing valsartan, irbesartan, or losartan. The recalled drugs are believed to potentially contain an impurity called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). NDEA is a known animal and probable human carcinogen (Group 2A) most often found in tobacco smoke. The medications involved […]

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Dec 06

RECALL: Infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar

By Joe Messa

Tris Pharma, Inc., a New Jersey based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen that may contain higher concentrations than noted on the bottle, leading to potential risks in infants. The impacted lots of medication were sold to a distributor that supplies retailers, including CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar. Retailers and wholesalers […]

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