Posts Tagged ‘product liability lawyer’

Rayovac Flashlights Recalled due to Burn Hazard

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Spectrum Brands has recalled Rayovac flashlights because the product can cause the batteries to overheat and melt the flashlight’s plastic, posing a burn hazard. 225,000 units have been recalled in the United States and 7,000 units have been recalled in Canada.

Spectrum has received 12 reports of flashlights overheating and melting during use, however no injury or property damage has occurred.

Consumers should stop using the recalled flashlights immediately, remove the batters and contact Spectrum at (855) 752-6660 for a full refund. You can browse through a list of our defective product cases and the settlements we have received for our clients.

Fitness Trainers and Ellipticals Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Johnson Health Tech has recalled the Matrix Ascent Trainer and Fitness Elliptical due to fire hazard. Apparently moisture from user perspiration or cleaning liquids can build up from the power socket on the unit, causing a short circuit.

The company has reported 44 incidents of sparking, smoking, charring and/or melting at the power cord and socket. Remember, defective products are not the fault of the victim. If you or someone you know has been involved in this incident contact a product liability lawyer today for a free consultation.

Exercise facilities should immediately unplug the machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America at (866) 218-3674 for a free repair.

Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Fan Heaters due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Friday, February 28th, 2014

New York Boiler has recalled 200 gas-fired hot water boiler units. Reportedly, the air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide.

This recall involves New York Boiler PVGA model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum. Consumers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or call New York Boiler Company to schedule a free in-home safety inspection and repair. If you have been injured from this product contact a personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation.

Joovy Recalls Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Due to fall hazard, the Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter has had about 1,500 units recalled by Joovy. Reportedly, adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard.

The adapters are gray and black plastic clips designed to attach infant car seats to stroller frames. Joovy has received nine reports of incidents involving lose adapters on stroller frames, however no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using these adapters and contact Joovy at (855) 251-0759 for a free repair kit to help assure proper attached to Zoom stroller frames.

Landscape Structures Recalls Swing Sets Due to Injury Hazard

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

About 177 units of Oodle Swings have been recalled by Landscape Structures. Reportedly, the swing seat is suspended too close to the ground, posing an injury hazard to children who can get their legs caught underneath the swing seat.

The swing frame is a double arch and comes in a variety of colors. Nine children have broken their legs or suffered sprains when their legs got caught under the swing.

Consumers should stop using the swings immediately and measure the distance between the bottom of the swing seat and the ground. Landscaping Structures is contacting all of its customers directly.

Toro Recalls Lawnmowers Due to Injury Hazard

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Toro recalled the TimeMaster and TuffMaster lawnmowers recently with approximately 34,500 units pulled from the United States and 1,600 pulled from Canada. The lawnmowers’ blades are said to have potential to break and injure the user and others nearby.

Toro has received ten reports of blades breaking; however no injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn mowers and contact Toro for a free repair at (855) 340-7686.

One Child Death Reported in IKEA Recall of Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamp

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamp by IKEA has recently been recalled due to a strangulation hazard. A 16-month child in a crib died after getting tangled in the lamp’s cord while another 15-month old was almost strangled. Both incidents occurred in Europe where the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infant, and created a strangulation hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop use of the recalled lamp and contact IKEA for a free repair kit at (888) 966-4532.

Wahl Recalls Aerosol Cleaner Due to Fire Hazard

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Wahl has recently recalled approximately 720,000 units of their Total Care Aerosol Cleaner. Reportedly, vapors from the propellant can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, which can cause a burn hazard to consumers.

Wahl has received three reports of incidents of the product igniting, including one report of minor burns.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Wahl for a replacement at (800) 767-9245.

Google and HP Recall Chromebook 11 Chargers

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Google and HP have announced that they will be recalling approximately 145,000 units of their Chromebook 11 chargers. The computer’s charger can overheat and melt during use.

One report involved a small burn to a consumer while another involved minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Google for a free replacement charger at (866) 628-1371.

Garden Fresh Foods recalls products due to health risk

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to our voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. It is said the products can be contaminated with Listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. However, there have been no illness or complaints related to this recall.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372747.htm