The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock.
The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in (I-Line) style connectors.
Brand name “Schneider Electric” or “Square D” is on a yellow sticker above the breaker handle and on the top of a label on the side of the circuit breaker. A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the left of the breaker handle has the catalog number at the top. The number also appears on a label on the side of the breaker. Schneider Electric catalog numbers begin with “NJ” and Square D catalog numbers begin with “J.”
A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the right of the breaker handle has the date code in the lower right corner. Recalled circuit breakers were manufactured from March 24, 2014 through September 26, 2014 and have date codes 14131 through 14395. The date codes are in the YYWWD format (example: 14131 = year 2014, week 13, day of the work week 1/ Monday).
Breakers with following catalog numbers are being recalled:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circuit breakers and contact Schneider Electric for either a free replacement circuit breaker and a credit of up to $300 per address to cover labor costs for installation by a certified electrician or a handle update kit and a credit of up to $150 per address to cover labor costs for installation by a certified electrician.
These rubber stress balls can break into pieces when squeezed, posing a choking hazard to young children. The Gift Gallery Moody Face Stress Balls are solid rubber balls that you can squeeze in your hand. These stress balls were sold in five colors: blue, green, orange, red and yellow and have black eyes and mouth as a smiley face printed on the front with pink, orange or yellow yarn hair on top.
The balls measure about 2.5 inches in diameter. The stress balls were packaged in a clear bag with a white square label that has the “Gift Gallery” logo, model number 205617 and UPC code 0-67103-30053-6. Consumers should immediately stop using these stress balls and return them to any Wegmans service desk for a full refund.
A steel pin inserted into the idler on the shades can become dislodged and cause the shade to fall from the mounting bracket, posing a risk of injury from impact to the consumer. This recall involves WindowTex custom-made fabric roller window shades that are raised and lowered by a side-mounted chain.
The recalled shades have an idler with steel pin inserted into one end of the roller tube. The steel pin is used to connect the window shade to the metal mounting bracket. Roller shades included in this recall have idlers with model number D15T, used with a 1½ inch roller tube, and model number D20T, used with a 2 inch roller tube.
WindowTex has received six reports of steel pins becoming dislodged from the window shade idler, causing some of the shades to fall. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers with the recalled window shades should immediately contact the place of purchase for instructions on how to schedule a service call for free replacement idlers. Consumers can also contact WindowTex for help identifying their authorized dealer. Authorized dealers are contacting all known purchasers.
The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.
This recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side.
The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038. Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price.
Q: Two and a half years ago my husband suffered a head injury when his car was rear-ended by a large commercial truck. He was in a coma for five days. He now experiences frequent, severe headaches. His short-term memory does not seem to be as good as it used to be and he just seems different in many ways. Are we entitled to be compensated for the way that this has changed our lives?
A: Yes. Your husband’s physicians and other medical providers would be called to testify about the nature of his brain injury, and how his type of brain injury can affect different mental functions such as short-term memory. It is not uncommon for people with “mild” brain trauma to appear to be perfectly normal to the outside world, while family and close friends understand the fundamental changes that the person has experienced.
In these cases, it is the lawyer’s job to make sure that the jury understands the extent to which a brain injured person and his family have been affected by the brain trauma. If your husband has not received thorough neurological and neuropsychological evaluations during the regular course of his medical care, it is imperative that your attorney make appropriate arrangements for these evaluations.
A brain injury of the type that you describe can also affect a person’s ability to earn a living, and may cause a diminution in the person’s earning capacity. These losses are also compensable under New York law.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or if you have a question, please call a Cellino & Barnes Brain Injury Attorney now at 1-800-888-8888 or contact us.
A defect in the line cord insulation poses a risk of electrical shock. The floor lamp is made of bronze-plated steel with a bronze finish. The lamp sits on a square metal base that is about 8 inches by 8 inches and has an adjustable bronze-plated metal post that goes up to 60 inches high.
A second pole adjusts the tilt of the lamp. At the end of this second pole is a six-sided metal lamp shade about 6 inches in diameter and about 4 inches tall. On the underside of the base is a label with the name Ethan Allen, the item number 09-2562 and the date code 12/2013.
The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Lenovo’s LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers.
The recalled power cords are black in color and have the “LS-15″ molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.
The recall includes Dream On Me Incredible two-level deluxe adjustable height play yards with model number starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R. The play yards, made with a steel, powder-coated frame base with rolling, hooded casters, have a fabric and mesh covering that comes in a variety of colors.
The play yard includes a changing top, a toy bar with soft toys for entertainment, a side pocket for storage and a carrying case. “Dream On Me” is printed on the bottom left-hand side outside of the product. The model number is printed on a label attached to the play yard’s mattress.
The play yard can be folded for storage. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled play yards and contact Dream On Me to receive a free repair kit.
Q: My neighbor has a Rottweiler that he keeps in his yard. The dog is always barking and growling. Last week it got through my neighbor’s gate, ran onto my property, and bit my son’s friend. Can I be held liable for this?
A: No, but your neighbor probably can. If someone has a dog with known vicious propensities, they have the obligation to make sure that the dog does not present a danger to others. It sounds like your neighbor didn’t make sure that his gate was secured.
His homeowner’s insurance will cover him for this type of incident. Unless you did something that caused or contributed to the dog getting out of your neighbor’s yard, you could not be held liable just because the bite happened on your property.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury or you have a question that has not been answered, call Cellino & Barnes now at 1-800-888-8888 or contact us.
The battery packs can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, posing a fire hazard and risk of property damage. This recall involves Goal Zero’s Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices.
The battery packs can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger or an attachable solar panel for recharging. The lithium ion iron phosphate battery packs are silver and black. Goal Zero and Sherpa 50 or 120 are printed on one side of the battery pack. The serial number is printed on the other side.
Serial numbers that start with S/N 11002 or S/N 11102 are included in the recall. Sherpa 50 battery packs with serial numbers starting with S50 are not included in this recall. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs and contact Goal Zero for a free replacement battery pack.