From products for your home to toys for your kids, you make purchases every day and expect them to be safe. Consumers have every right to expect that the products they buy have undergone safety testing or at least gone through quality-control checks before they leave the manufacturer’s warehouse.
Unfortunately, people are hurt or made ill by products far too often. As Miami defective product attorneys, we know the first step in protecting yourself and your loved ones is knowing which products pose hazard. Here are the top recalls to be aware of in September 2018.
1. Rust-Oleum Paint
It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to renovate your kitchen or bathroom. Frugal homeowners and DIY enthusiasts often look for ways to make the changes themselves. One of the most popular products on the market is Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating. The product has recently been recalled because it has a higher-than-allowable level of lead.
If you haven’t used the paint yet, you can receive a refund plus $25 that will allow you to return the product directly to the company. If you have already applied the paint, you will receive a repair kit or replacement of the surfaces you painted. Email [email protected] for more details.
2. Hawthorne Humidifiers
It can be difficult to breathe comfortably when our homes become too dry. Many people purchase and use humidifiers to combat this problem. Hawthorne Hydroponics has recalled a type of humidifier that it produces.
The unit can overheat which poses the hazard of fire or shock. Anyone with one of these humidifiers should stop using it and return it to where it was bought. You can email [email protected] for more information about the recall.
3. Polaris Vehicle
There were approximately 1,000 of these recreational vehicles sold in the United States. The Polaris Ranger Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle has been recalled because the lower arms on the front can separate from the machine. This poses the risk of a crash and injury.
Anyone who has purchased one of these vehicles is urged to not ride it and to contact any Polaris dealer for a repair. The company is contacting known owners directly. You can call (800) 765-2747 for more information about the free repair.
4. TJX Barstools
These barstools were sold at Marshalls, HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx. The joints in the stool can break and anyone sitting on the stool may fall to the ground. This can cause injury.
Any consumer who has one of these barstools should stop using it and return it to any nearby store that stocked them. If you want to find out if your piece of furniture is part of the recall, phone (800) 888-0776 for more information about a full refund.
5. Links Chargers
Lester Electrical has recalled these charges because some have been known to fail and overheat. If a charger overheats, the consumer risks being burned.
If you have purchased a Links Series charger, email [email protected] for more information about receiving a free replacement or repair. You can also visit http://www.lesterelectrical.com/ if you have questions.
6. John Deere Vehicles
John Deere remains one of the most popular brands of utility vehicle, and most don’t have an issue. The company has recently recalled the Gator Utility Vehicle because drivers may crash the machine when the powertrain hardware loosens and the throttle sticks.
The company is asking consumers to cease their use of the vehicle and contact a John Deere dealer. The dealer will inspect your vehicle at no cost and perform the necessary repair. You can call (800) 537-8233 to discover if a vehicle you purchased is part of the recall.
7. RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums
These wet/dry vacuums were sold at Home Depot. Emerson Tool Company has recalled the product because the on/off switch can become loose. The internal wiring can then be exposed, posing the risk of shock.
If you have one of these vacuums, stop using it and call (888) 847-8718 for more information. The company is offering a replacement powerhead assembly at no cost to consumers in order to repair the vacuum purchased.
8. Folding Chairs
The Jimco bistro chair has a seat that has been shown to break, putting anyone sitting in the chair at risk for falling. Jimco is offering a full refund if the purchased chair is returned.
Consumers can call (800) 643-0092 for more information on how to return their product and receive their purchase price back.
9. World Market Daybed
Cost Plus World Market is recalling a certain daybed it has sold. If you purchased any daybed from the company, call (877) 967-5362 to find out if it is listed in the recall.
The bottom cushion is removable, and can be returned to any World Market or Cost Plus World Market for a replacement.
10. Prizer-Painter Stoves
These gas ranges and wall ovens have been recalled because gas can accumulate during certain cooking processes. The fumes can ignite, causing the user to be burned when they open the oven door.
Call (800) 560-5059 for more information about this important recall.
Speak to a Miami Defective Product Lawyer Today
If you believe that you have any of these products in your home, please follow the directions for obtaining a refund, repair or replacement. You need a Miami defective product attorney if you have been injured by a product that did not function as designed or intended.
Call our office today to schedule your free case evaluation.