Posts Tagged ‘product liability’

Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Child Seats

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX, Safety 1st Complete Air SE, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite, and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 convertible products for child restraint systems. The rear facing belt path installation arrows are incorrect and could be potentially interpreted as pointing toward the forward facing vehicle belt path location. If the child seat is not installed properly, the child may be injured in the event of a crash.

DJG will notify registered owners and provide free label kits consisting of modified labels which will correct the vague and possibly improper instructions.

Crate and Barrel Recalls Lamps Due to Fire Hazard

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Crate & Barrel is recalling Hanging Pendant Lamps from the Finley Collection. These lamps came with two different shade color options; white and wheat linen. The lamp’s polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled, which poses hazards to consumers.

They have received four reports of lamps shorting out, which resulted in minor property damage and a minor burn.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Crate & Barrel at (800) 451-8217 for a replacement lamp of equal value or a full refund.

Target Recalls Children’s Sitting Stools

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Approximately 69,000 units of the Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools have been recently recalled by Target. They have received seven reports of the stools breaking or collapsing and causing a child to fall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the stool and return it to a Target store for a full refund by calling Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 anytime or emailing

Home Depot Recalls Portable Fan Heaters

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Home Depot announced a recall on their Soleil Portable Fan Heaters of approximately 107,000 units due to report of the fans melting. Home Depot had been selling the fans in retail from September 2012-May 2013.

Anyone who has purchased one is being warned to stop using the product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the product “can melt, deform, and catch fire during use.”

Home Depot has received reports of 464 of their units melting. However, no injuries or property damage have been reported.

Consumers who have this product in their homes should call Home Depot or visit their website to receive their full refund.

Sears Recalls Kenmore Dehumidifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Sears announced total recall of 795,000 units of their Kenmore Dehumidifiers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that the product “can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.”

The product was previously recalled voluntarily in August 2012. Since then, Sears has received seven additional incident reports of shorting and fire. In one incident a consumer’s foot was severely burned and in three other incidents, fires resulted in more than $300,000 in property damage.

Consumers who have this product in their homes should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifier and contact the Recall Fulfillment Center of Sears to receive a gift card of varying amounts based on the capacity and year of the product.

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Transmission, Restraint and Faulty Fuel System Problems

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Cellino & Barnes, a New York personal injury firm, is here to help you with the Jeep recall.

Buffalo, NY — After denying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request for a 2.7 million vehicle recall, Chrysler Group LLC announced their own product recall on Jeep SUVs worldwide for transmission, restraint and faulty fuel system problems.

This vehicle recall involves a number of different makes and models between 2006 and 2013.

409,000 Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs from model years 2010-2012 have a software error that can delay the release time of curtain airbags and seatbelt tightening mechanisms. Dealerships will reprogram the software to fix this problem.

221,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs with 3.6 liter, V-6 engines from model years 2012 and 2013 have possible transmission cooler line leaks. Dealerships will inspect and replace lines at no cost to owners.

295,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 2006-2010 can shift into neutral without warning on startup, which can cause the vehicles to roll. Chrysler is informing owners and will be releasing a software update in July to repair this problem. They also found cracks in the circuit boards and will be repairing them at no cost to owners.

After two years of investigation 51 deaths were linked to the defective fuel tanks that caught fire after rear end collisions in the Wrangler models. The Grand Cherokee problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Starting July 1, 2013, Customers should take their Jeeps in to dealerships for examination.

Target Recalls Giada De Larentiis Lasagna Pan Due to Laceration Hazard

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Target has collaborated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a voluntary recall on April 24, 2013 for Giada De Larentiis Lasagna Pans.

In accordance to the safety notice, the lasagna pans are at risk to break, causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

About 148,700 lasagna pans were sold nationwide in Target stores from January 2009 through October 2012. Target has received 39 reports of the pan and/or its handles breaking or creaking during normal use. Cuts and lacerations were reported in only six of those 39 incidents.

The recall involves Giada De Laurentiis-branded ceramic lasagna pans. The cream-colored pans are 9 by 13 inches in size and were sold individually, as well as part of a six-piece set. The bottom of the pan is stamped “Giada de Laurentiis for Target”. These pans were exclusively sold in Target. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lasagna pans and return them to any target store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the pan as part of the six-piece set should return the lasagna pan only.

Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Home Depot, announced a voluntary recall on April 9, 2013 for CE Tech Riser Cable.

As directly stated in the safety notice, the riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.

It is reported that around 11,300 units were sold in the United States. The Riser Cable was exclusively sold at Home Depot store nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013. No incidents or injuries were reported.

This recall involves 1,000 ft. CE Tech riser cable sold in boxes of 1,000 ft. lengths. It is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable. This type of cable must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is gray and marked (UL) E316395. The cable’s box is blue and black and is marked CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4. Consumers should remove the recalled cable and return it to Home Depot for a full refund.

3M Recalls Filtrete Room Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3M, issued a voluntary recall on March 26, 20123 for Filtrete Room Air Purifiers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Directly from the CPSC safety notice, the ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. To date, 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage reported.

This recall involves 3M air purifiers branded Filtrete. The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 inches tall by 8 inches wide. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L.

It is reported that the number of units that were distributed in the United States to be about 10,000. FAPOO-RS models were sold from November 2008 through January 2013. FAPOO-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013. Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and contact 3M to obtain a prepaid shipping box to return the product for a free replacement.

3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars Due to Risk of Injury

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with 3T Design, declared a voluntary recall on April 25, 2013 for Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars.

As stated in the safety report, the bicycle’s handlebar clamps can detach during riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury. 3T Design has received one report of an incident resulting in minor injuries.

This recall involves Aura Pro custom bicycle handlebars, original equipment on the 2013 Cervélo P-Series bicycles which come in combinations of black, gray and red. The handlebars are finished in gloss black with “3T,” AURA-PRO,” and “ULTIMATE-PERFORMANCE” in white on the handlebar’s top surface. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. “Cervélo” and “P3” or “P5” appear on the bicycle’s frame.

Effected bicycles were sold from September 2012 through January 2013 at retailers nationwide. Consumers should stop using their bicycles immediately and contact 3T Design to obtain a free repair kit that included four replacement bolts and instructions. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. “Cervélo” and “P3” or “P5” appear on the bicycle’s frame.