When you purchase a product, you expect it to work as it should. If you use a product as it is designed and you are injured through that use, you may have the right to seek compensation for injuries and property damage from the product’s manufacturer or distributor.
When a product is known to have caused injury or has a defect that makes injuries a possibility, the manufacturer may issue a voluntary recall. Those recalls can be found on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. Here are some of the most recent.
Cross trainers are popular for those who are trying to improve their physical condition. A cross trainer in the home means that you can exercise whenever you like. Unfortunately, about 570 of these exercise machines manufactured by Octane Fitness are in homes and pose a fall hazard. If you have purchased a cross trainer from Octane Fitness LLC, call (888) 975-1376 for repair instructions.
These beverage dispensers are popular in offices across the country, and they are also used for the home. If you live or operate a business in an area where the altitude is over 6,000 feet in elevation, you should stop using your Primo beverage dispenser. There is a defect that is causing the machines to drip hot water in high altitudes. If you have one of these dispensers, you can call (866) 429-7566 for information on obtaining a free replacement.
About 2.5 million of these lightbulbs that have been sold across the country, and the manufacturer is offering a full refund for each. The bulbs pose a shatter risk while in operation. Glass shards can create a fire risk and cut consumers. If you have purchased one or more of these bulbs, call (800) 432-3113 for information on receiving your refund.
People purchase and install smoke alarms with the hopes of protecting themselves and their families. Kidde is a popular brand of smoke detector, and the company has issued a recall for two of its units. The PI9010 and PI2010 are both listed as potentially defective. A yellow cap, that can be seen when looking into the alarm from the side, was left on during the manufacturing process. The cap can inhibit the unit’s ability to detect smoke from a fire. If you see the yellow cap, call (833) 551-7739 for a replacement. If the yellow cap is not there, the alarm is safe to use.
These machines can mow in reverse, but the option switch can malfunction. The malfunction causes the riding mower to mow in reverse when the rider doesn’t intend to do so. This leads to a risk of injury to anyone near the mower when it is in operation. If you have purchased a riding mower from the company, call (800) 227-3798 to find out if it is involved in the recall.
Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holder has been recalled because it is a choking hazard for little ones. A snap on the ribbon may detach unexpectedly and cause a child to choke. If you have one of these holders, take it away from your child and discontinue use. Call (833) 224-7674 for a replacement.
These tents were sold at Home Depot, and the animal shapes made them popular with parents. Approximately 84,000 of these tents were sold across the nation, and they have recently been recalled. A rod supporting the tent may break, creating a laceration hazard for users. Consumers may call (800) 955-2879 for information about a refund.
Portable power banks sold on Amazon have been recalled because they can overheat. A full refund is being offered by Amazon for the product. More than 250,000 were sold across the country. If you have purchased a power bank from the online retailer, call (855) 215-5134 to determine if yours is part of the recall.
If you have purchased this pain relieving ointment, place it out of your children’s reach. The packaging is not child resistant, and it could poison anyone who ingests it. If you recently purchased the product, call (888) 645-8204 for instructions on receiving a refund.
These jeans are cute, but pose a hazard. The studs can detach, causing a choking or laceration hazard. Anyone who has purchased the jeans is entitled to a refund. Consumers can contact (800) 440-0680 for more information from Target.
Consumers have every right to believe that the products they purchase are safe when used as the manufacturer intended. If you have been injured due to a defective product in Fort Lauderdale, call our office. We will help you set up a free case evaluation and advise you of your legal options.