Easter has come and gone and, if you are like many families, you may have a few more products lying around the house than you did before the holiday weekend. Easter is quickly becoming a holiday second only to Christmas when it comes to the giving of gifts. Whether you have purchased gifts for someone else or received one, knowing if your new product made the recall list is important for your safety and that of others. Check out this latest list to be sure that you have safe items in your home.
A hoverboard has made the recall list yet again. The Vecaro LifeStyle Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards pose a fire risk to consumers. The battery packs in the boards may overheat, smoke, spark and catch on fire. In the most severe cases, the battery packs can explode.
If you have one of these toys, stop using it and call the company to receive information about a repair or replacement. The exact product name is Vecaro Glide or Glide-X and its number is UL 2272. Call 855-637-4061.
Magnetic games are great for keeping kids entertained in the car, and Target’s magnetic tic tac toe game is no different. Unfortunately, the magnets are small and can separate from their game pieces. If this happens, the magnets can be swallowed causing injury.
If your child has one of these toys, take it away and return it to a Target store for a refund. You can also call 800-440-0680 for more information about the game, it’s hazards and what you can do to keep your child safe.
Shaker bottles with blender balls have become popular in recent years. The bottles make it easy for anyone who wants to mix something into their water, milk or juice completely. If you have a BlenderBottle from Whiskware, used by most to make dressing, you should stop using it.
The blender bottles may crack and break at the bottom, causing a laceration hazard. The company is offering two replacement shakers for every one that is returned. Call 855-906-5717 for more information.
Little ones look adorable in caps, and many of these accessories are sold pre-summer to help keep the sun off of the heads of small children. Most are safe, but one such cap has been recalled. There have been about 14,500 of the recalled caps sold in the country marketed for 6 to 12 month old children.
The button on the top of the cap can come off, posing a choking hazard. Call 877-429-7637 for information about a refund.
Picture your little girl in a pink and yellow bomber jacket. Undoubtedly she will look cute as a button. Unfortunately, if that jacket is one made by Fred Meyer, your little one could be at risk of choking and laceration. Certain jackets have been discovered to have a zipper pull that can detach.
If your child has one of these jackets, don’t let them wear it and return it for a refund. There were just under 50,000 of these jackets sold in the country. You can also call 800-576-4377 for more information.
These water-absorbing eggs were sold by Target. About 560,000 of these toys have made their way into homes across America. The toys absorb water and “hatch,” revealing a toy inside. The toy is small enough to be swallowed and, if it is, can absorb intestinal fluids and expand in the body.
If your child has one of these toys and you haven’t let them use it yet, return it to any Target store to receive a full refund. You can call 800-440-0680 for more information about the product’s risks and how to return any that you have.
ATVs are exciting to ride and owned by many families. Polaris is one of the most popular makers of these machines which are typically safe. Unfortunately, the company has had to recall one of their ATV models in the interest of consumer safety. The power steering in some of these ATVs may fail, causing the risk of crash to the riders.
If you have an ATV recently manufactured by the company, call 800-765-2747 for recall information. The company is attempting to reach out to all purchasers directly. Polaris will provide free repairs for people who have purchased one of these machines.
When you purchase a product, you have the right to expect that it will work as promised. When it doesn’t, and you or a loved one are injured, you may have the right to compensation for injuries and property damage.
If you have been injured by a faulty product in West Palm Beach or elsewhere in southern Florida, reach out to our team of product liability attorneys. We will review the details of your incident and advise you of your legal options. Call today to schedule your free consultation.