Have you ever been injured by a defective product? If the answer is no, count yourself lucky. Thousands of people each year are injured when the products they purchase fail to work as intended. While some malfunctions are simply annoying, some are potentially dangerous. Here are the latest recalls released by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Food dehydrators are popular. They are a great way to make healthy snacks for the humans and animals in the family. The EZDRY food dehydrator has been recalled by Greenfield World Trade due to a burn hazard. The unit may overheat and catch on fire, putting users at risk. The company is offering to refund or replace any defective units. Call 877-881-0065 for more information.
Caster boards are popular among kids of all ages. Razor is one of the most well-known manufacturers of these toys, and they have recently recalled their electric motorized caster boards. These boards have a rear wheel that can suddenly lock up, causing the board to come to a sudden stop and throw the rider. If you have purchased one of these boards, the company is offering free repairs. Call 866-467-2967 for information about having your board fixed.
Hikers and walkers love backpack carriers for their infants and toddlers. If you have the Poco Child Carrier manufactured by Osprey, it has been recalled due to a fall hazard. The leg openings may be too large for some children, allowing them to slip through. The company will repair carriers for consumers at no charge. Call 866-951-5197 for more information on having your pack repaired.
Nothing is as good as having a professional massage, but people find great relief with at-home products. One such product is a handheld massager manufactured by HoMedics. Model HHP-375H has been recalled because the cord on some models has broken, exposing the inside wiring. This poses the possibility of electrical shock and injury. If you have one of these massagers, call 888-803-0509 for refund information.
The good news is that there are few households still needing to run their furnace. The bad news is that a furnace manufactured by Goodman is proving to be dangerous. If you have a furnace manufactured by Goodman, contact the company to find out if it has been recalled. There may be a chance that the blower motor isn’t grounded, which will pose a risk to any person who services the unit. Call 888-770-7126 for information about having your motor grounded for free.
Anytime you can purchase a two-in-one product for your infant, consider yourself lucky. You have enough to lug around. If you bought a stroller and seat combo from Combi USA, however, you need to contact the company. Some of these units have been recalled because the car seat can unexpectedly disengage from the frame of the stroller. If this happens, the car seat could fall to the ground. Call 844-332-6730 for more information.
If you have a heat pump manufactured by Carrier and Bryant, contact the company. Some units have a fuse board that can overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company will replace defective fuse boards at no cost to the consumer. Call 844-864-8233 to find out if your particular unit has been included in the recall.
There is nothing wrong with the supplement itself. The problem lies with the bottle. The child-resistant cap is not child resistant. If ingested, the tablets inside the bottle can cause serious injury to young children. If you have these supplements, be sure that they are out of the reach of any children in your household and call 844-544-1030. Your supplement can be returned to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund.
The SWIFT wireless gateway installed with alarm systems has been recalled by Honeywell. The gateway may not activate when there are environmental contaminants present. This poses a risk to anyone with the system of not being properly alerted to a fire. Call 800-289-3473 if you have one of these systems to receive a firmware upgrade. The company advises that consumers should continue to use the product while waiting for their upgrade.
No person should be injured because of a defective product. If you or a loved one has sustained injury or property damage because a product you purchased failed to work properly, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our experienced product liability attorneys in West Palm Beach today. We will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you of your legal options. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation and take the first steps toward receiving damages you are entitled to.