Archive for April, 2014

SATCO recalls LED light bulbs due to risk of injury

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Approximately 119,000 units in the U.S. and 2,350 in Canada of the KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2/.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs have been recalled by SATCO. Reportedly, the metal housing/lens assembly can separate from the bulb’s base and fall. This poses a risk of injury from impact to bystanders.

SATCO has received four reports of the bulb components being separated, however no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the recalled light bulbs from any fixture. Consumers can contact SATCO at (888) 770-7125 for free replacement bulbs. Contact an NY personal injury lawyer if you have been affected by this defective product.

MobilePower recalls power packs due to fire hazard

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Approximately 9,800 units of the MobilePower Instant Boost 500 power packs, exclusively sold on QVC, have been recalled. The power packs can apparently overheat, posing a fire hazard.

MobilePower has received 13 reports of smoke and fire coming from the power packs; however no injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 for instructions on how to exchange the units for a free replacement. If you have been injured from this product contact a Cellino & Barnes personal injury attorney today.

Dyson recalls bladeless portable electric heaters due to fire hazard.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Dyson’s Portable electric heaters have recently been recalled. Approximately 338,000 units in the U.S. and about 43,000 units in Canada have been recalled. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

Dyson has received reports of 82 incidents of the heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson at (866) 297-5303 for a free repair. You can browse through our previous defective product cases and review our success with our clients.

FitBit recalls wristband due to risk of skin irritation

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The wireless activity-tracking wristband from FitBit has been recalled of about 1,000,000 units in the U.S. and about 28,000 in Canada. Apparently, the users can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, resulting in redness, rashes or blistering where the skin has been in contact with the tracker.

The firm has received about 9,900 reports of the wristband causing skin irritation and about 250 reports of blistering. If this has happened to you please contact our personal injury lawyers; available 24/7. Consumers should also contact FitBit for a full refund at (888) 656-6381.

Bedz King recalls bunk beds due to entrapment hazard

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

About 2,900 units of the Bedz King Bunk Beds with side ladder of have been recalled due to an entrapment hazard. A protruding corner post on the bunk beds exceeds the 5mm allowed by industry standard.

There have been no injuries or incidents reported. Consumers should immediately check to see if they have the recalled bunk bed and contact Bedz King at (855) 649-9911 for a free repair kit and to confirm a physical address for delivery of the kit. If you have suffered an injury from this defective product please contact a Cellino & Barnes personal injury attorney today.

Centex Homes recalls solar panels due to fire hazard

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Centex Homes has recently recalled 240 units of their SolarSave® roof panels due to fire hazard. Two incidents have been reported in which roof fires originated in or near the recalled roof panels. No injuries have yet been reported.

Centex has directly contacted customers impacted by the recall and are performing free installations of new solar panels. Owners of homes with qualifying solar energy systems who have not been contacted by the company should turn off their solar energy systems immediately and contact Centex to schedule the installation of free replacement panels. If your home has been affected by this product please contact a NY personal injury lawyer.

Wal-Mart recalls dolls due to burn hazard

Friday, April 18th, 2014

My Sweet Love/ My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Dolls from Wal-Mart have had about 174,000 units recalled due to burn hazard. Reportedly, the circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb. Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

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IKEA recalls children’s bed canopies due to strangulation hazard

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The Children’s bed canopies from IKEA pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. A child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric. There have been approximately 255,000 units recalled in the United States, 7,000 from Canada, and 2.6 million worldwide!

IKEA has received nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the bed canopies, including one in the U.S. involving a 7-month-old girl who pulled the canopy’s fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled children’s bed canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. Contact a personal injury lawyer if your child has been affected by this product.

Arctic Cat recalls utility vehicles due to fire hazard

Monday, April 14th, 2014

About 2,300 units of the Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX have recently been recalled. The fuel can leak from the fuel fitting and the throttle body of the vehicle, posing a fire hazard. Don’t get burned by this product, check out our previous defective product cases.

There have no reports of incidents or injuries from this product. Consumers should stop using the recalled Prowlers immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.

Ganz recalls stuffed animal toys due to choking hazard

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys have been recalled by Ganz in the range of 8,200 units. The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Ganz has received six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys. No injuries, however, have been reported. Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Ganz for a free replacement Grumpy Cat product of equivalent value or a full refund. If you need advice on how to handle an incident like this you can talk to one of our personal injury attorneys. They are available 24/7!