Posts Tagged ‘product recalls’

Twin-Star recalls space heaters due to fire and burn hazards

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Duraflame electric space heaters have been recalled by Twin-Star due to the fact that the heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. Approximately 31,000 of these units have been recalled because they pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Twin-Star has received 32 reports of the heaters burning or melting, including eight of which have caught fire, one resulting in property damage. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Twin-Star at (855) 884-9651 for a full refund. For more cases like this view our settlements and verdicts from defective products.

Rollerblade USA recalls skates due to fall hazard

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The Rollerblade® Tempest Inline Skates have been recalled by Rollerblade USA at the amount of 11,800 pairs of skates. Reportedly, the mounting holes in the boot and frame can be misaligned. This can cause the boot to separate from the frame, posing a fall hazard.

No injuries or incidents have been reported. However, consumers should stop using the skates immediately and contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 for a free inspection and free replacement. If you have incurred an injury from this product contact a personal injury attorney today. Also you can review our similar practice areas for better outdoor safety and potential cases you may have.

Flushmate Expands Recall of Flushmate III due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System has been recently recalled. The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam, releasing stored pressure. The pressure can lift the lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards.

Flushmate has received three reports of the units included in this recall bursting, resulting in property damage. Consumers should immediately stop using the Flushmate III system, turn off the water supply, flush the toilet to release the internal pressure and contact Flushmate at (800) 303-5123 to request a free repair kit. If you have indeed been injured as a result of this product, immediately contact a personal injury lawyer in your area.

Playtex Recalls Pacific Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Playtex pacific holder clips can crack and a small part can break off,posing a choking hazard to small children. To date 1.25 million units in the United States and 150,000 units in Canada have been recalled.

Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking, though no children have been injured.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacific holders away from their children and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. If your child has been injured, don’t hesitate to call Cellino & Barnes today for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.

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.

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.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard causes New York Boiler Recalls

Thursday, February 27th, 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.

Air Hoses Used with Scuba Gear Recalled Due to Drowning Hazard

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Suunto has recently recalled their Scuba high-pressure air hoses because the hose may leak, leading to a loss of breathing gas underwater, causing a drowning hazard.

There have been no injuries reported due to this product, however users should stop using the product immediately and bring the hose, pressure gauge and dive computer to the nearest Suunto Dive dealer for a free replacement hose. You can find other related swimming accidents and their causes on our website.

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