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All-in-one computers recalled for fire risk

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z all-in-one computers are being voluntarily recalled for a defect in the power supply that could cause them to overheat and start a fire. Customers with affected computers are encouraged to stop using them immediately.

Lenovo has received two complaints worldwide of fire that have permanently damaged the machines. About 50,500 machines are subject to the recall. They were sold online, over the phone, and in stores from May 2010 to January 2012.

Not all ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers are defective. A support page on the Lenovo website allows you to check if your computer is affected by the recall by entering its serial number.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective computer, contact the faulty consumer products lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 today.


Birth control packaging error could put women at risk of accidental pregnancy

Last week, pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. recalled two types of oral contraceptives, due to a packing error.  Officials with the company reported that women taking their Lo/Ovral-28 and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills could have received the incorrect dosage, putting them at greater risk of accidental pregnancy.

The drugs are intended to prevent pregnancy when taken in the correct order and at the same time everyday.  The recalled birth control pills were distributed and sold in 28-day packages and were supposed to contain 21 days of hormone pills and 7 days of sugar pills.

However, a packaging error caused some of these birth control packs to possess the incorrect amounts of the different types of pills.  Women taking an incorrect dose are more likely to become pregnant.

Consumers of these recalled birth controls are advised to speak with their physician and begin using a different type of contraceptive as soon as possible.  Besides unintended pregnancy, the pills pose no immediate health threat.

To speak with an attorney about any harm a drug or other consumer product have caused you or a loved one, contact the San Diego faulty consumer products lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.


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