Archive for June, 2014

Big Lots Recalls Ottomans Due to Fall Hazard

Monday, June 30th, 2014

About 14,000 ottomans sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide are being recalled due to a fall hazard.  The Wilson and Fisher brand ottomans are dark brown resin wicker with cream colored cushions. They are part of a six-piece Cayman Resin Wicker seating set consisting of two ottomans, two chairs, a sofa and a table.  The recalled sets will have item number DA13-015-6S-2CO and SKU 810140754, which can be found in the instructions that accompany the sets.  Big Lots has received 19 reports of consumers falling through the centers of ottomans.  Six reported minor injuries such as back strain, scratches, bruises or contusions.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ottomans and return them to any Big Lots store for a $50 refund each.  Customers will be allowed to keep the remaining pieces in the sets.

Leeching Lead found in Appetizer Plates Causes Recall for Princess House, Inc.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Princess House, Inc. has issued a recall on its Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates. The plates contain an excessive amount of lead and cadmium that can leach into food. The plates have been sold nationwide. Princess House has voluntarily recalled these items and is requesting that customers return all of the affected plates as soon as possible. No injuries or illnesses have been reported at this time.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products will receive replacement Princess House merchandise of their choice. Princess House states that only the Tangerine Appetizer Plates are affected by this recall and their other products are not affected by the excessive lead and cadmium. If you have been injured or became ill because of a defective product contact our personal injury lawyers at Cellino & Barnes to receive information about the compensation that you may deserve.

Emergency Lights from Lithonia Recalled

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Lithonia has issued a recall on its Quantum series ELM and ELM2 emergency light fixtures. There have been multiple reports of the lights melting and catching fire resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported at this time. The emergency lights have been sold at The Home Depot, W.W. Grainger Inc. and other stores online and nationwide. Consumers should check their light fixtures to see if their product is affected by the recall. Lithonia is recalling the ELM and ELM2 lights, the label appears on the plastic part of the light above the battery.

Consumers who have purchased the Quantum series are encouraged to contact Lithonia for a repair kit. The repair kit will include a new circuit board, the cause of the overheating in the product. If you have been personally injured by a defective product contact one of our personal injury lawyers to learn more about your rights.

Lakeshore Recalls Parts of Bristle Builders for Toddlers Toys

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

About 2,000 of Lakeshore’s toys for toddlers have been affected by a voluntary recall. The Bristle Builders for Toddlers have parts that have been recalled because they are small enough to become a choking hazard. The three animal figurines included in the product detach from their base and are being recalled. There have been no reports of injuries. The production number of the recalled product is EC559597.

Lakeshore is replacing all of the recalled figures. Customers can go to their website to request a postage-paid envelop to return the figures in. Questions about the recall are being taken by their customer service department at 1-800-428-4414.

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms Recalled for Repair

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The Nest Protect + CO alarm has been recalled for repair because of a faulty feature. The Nest Wave feature, allowing you to turn off the smoke alarm feature by waving your hand, has been found to be accidently activated thus causing delayed response to smoke and CO readings.  Nest found the defect and issued the recall for the feature only. There have been no injuries or damages reported.

Nest is asking customers to connect their product to Wi-Fi so that the feature can be disabled. They are working to repair the issue so the Nest Wave feature can be used again. If you have suffered personal injury because of a defective product contact our Los Angeles or New York attorneys to talk about your options.

Paramount Trident Ultraviolet Pool Sanitation Systems Recalled

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Reports of electrical arching have prompted the recall of 960 Paramount pool sanitation systems. The Paramount Trident Series 2 sanitation systems were sold from September 2013 through January 2014 at pool companies around the US and Canada. Trident sanitation systems with a date code of 9/9/2013 or later have been affected by this recall. The possibility of electrical arching from these products can lead to the system melting or catching fire.

Customers who have purchased this product are encouraged to contact Trident at 1-885-522-8200 to check if their product is under the recall. Paramount is replacing and installing new products to replace the recalled sanitation system free of charge.

Exmark Quext ZRT Riding Mower Recalled

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Exmark is recalling its Quest ZRT riding mowers because of a defect affecting the mowers steering assembly. There have been multiple reports of the mower’s steering assembly failing leaving riders with no steering capability. At this time there have been nine incidents because of this defect. The affected mowers were made in 2009 and 2010. There are about 5,300 recalled mowers in the U.S. and 40 in Canada.

The following table shows the affected models:

Recalled Exmark Quest ZRT Riding Mowers
Model number Serial number range Size of mowing deck
QST20BE422 814303 through 891973 42 inches
QST22BE482 803664 through 895485 48 inches
QST24BE522 810131 through 887319 52 inches


Consumers that own a Quest ZRT riding mower are encouraged to check their product’s serial number to ensure safety. The Exmark Company can be reached at 402-223-6300. Affected consumers can take their equipment to an Exmark dealer for free repair. If you were injured because of this defective product contact our NY and Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes.

Cordelia Lighting Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Recalled

Friday, June 13th, 2014

About 222,000 Cordelia fluorescent hanging shop lamps have been recalled because of an increased fire hazard. These shop lamps were sold exclusively at The Home Depot from August 2013 to March 2014. The two-pinned fluorescent lamps allow a loose connection increasing the risk of fire. The model numbers affected by the recall are CESL401-06 and SKU 201-462. Cordelia has received 888 reports of problems with the lights. There have been 328 reports of units catching on fire and 382 reports of units smoking. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Cordelia Lighting is issuing a full recall on the models affected by this issue. Customers who have purchased the shop lamps should immediately unplug them and return them to any Home Depot for a refund.

Toyota Recalls 2014 Highlander

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


Toyota issued a recall on certain model 2014 Highlander’s because of a defect with the seat track. Vehicles affected by the recall have seats in them that may not properly lock to the seat track. The recall was issued on May 31, 2014 and affects Highlanders manufactured April 23, 2014 through April 29, 2014. The defect could lead to an increased risk of the seat coming out of the track in the case of an accident causing serious and possible fatal damage to the passengers.

Toyota is notifying owners of the defected car of the recall. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace or repair any parts under recall free of charge. Owners of the 2014 Toyota Highlander are encouraged to call 1-800-331-4331 to find a local dealer and have their vehicles inspected. If you have been injured because of a car accident or a defective product contact our personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes today.

Gibson Leather Chairs from Office Depot Recalled

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Over one million Gibson leather chairs sold through Office Depot have been recalled. This chair began being sold in January of 2003 for $40. The defective chairs have reportedly broken at their mounting plate and causing the back of the seat to separate from the base. This has caused many consumers to fall and injure themselves. There have been 153 reports of the seat plate breaking and at least 25 reports of injuries, at least one was a hip injury that required medical attention.

Consumers who have purchased this chair can take the chair to any Office Depot and return it. Effected consumers will receive $55 in store credit. If you have been injured because of a defective product contact our personal injury lawyers to learn about your options.