With the holidays right around the corner, residents throughout the state are out and about combing store shelves for the perfect gifts for family, friends, business associates and others. With the purchase of these presents, however, comes the risk of potentially buying a defective product in Oakland Park. That’s why consumers are urged to take a look at the Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s (CPSC) latest recall lists to make sure no faulty items sneak their way into your house this holiday season. Many household items are on the recall list and you may not even know it.
Our Oakland Park defective product attorneys understand that many common household items are found faulty every day. Residents should keep an eye on the latest recalls to avoid injury that could result from one of these items. Household cleaning items, children’s toys, clothing, electronic devices and many other items that are deemed dangerous have been recalled by the CPSC. Do you know which ones they are?
Golf Cars recalled by Club Car LLC:
Nearly 1,000 Golf Cars have been recalled by the golf car manufacturer because the fuel tank seal is known to separate and cause a fuel leak that poses a fire hazard. All 2011 Precedent golf cars fall under the latest recall. The serial numbers are as follows:
CF1139-233925 – CF1147-250173
PR1139-233918 – PR1147-249956
The golf cars were sold at authorized dealerships across the country from April to May of 2011. If you own one of these cars, call Club Car at (800) 227-0739, extension 3580, to schedule a free inspection.
Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Equipment Recalled by Nautilus:
Nautilus Inc. has recalled approximately 10,000 Elliptical Exercise Trainers because the foot plates on the machine can fall off, posing a fall hazard to users. Nine incident reports have already been submitted to the company and one injury has been reported. The model name “Schwinn 460” is the item that is being recalled. They were sold at various sports stores from July 2008 through May 2011. If you have one of these elliptical machines, contact Nautilus at 800-259-9019 to receive a free repair kit.
Family Dollar Stores Recalls Kidgets Animal Sock Top Slippers:
Nearly 200,000 pairs of these children’s slippers have been recalled by Family Dollar Services Inc. because the animal’s eyes can come off the slippers and pose a choking hazard. Incidents have been reported. Item number “FD9619108020690611” is the style that’s been recalled. They were sold at Family Dollar stores across the country from September 2011 until October 2011. If your child has a pair of these slippers, bring them to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Residents should always keep an eye on the CPSC’s recalled item website. It’s especially important to do so before heading out to pick up those holiday presents this year. Have a safe and Happy Holiday!
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective item in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or the surrounding areas, contact the personal injury lawyers at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez. Call for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights at 1-800-529-2368.
More Blog Entries:
Toy-Related Injuries and Defective Products a Holiday Concern for Parents in Coral Springs, Nationwide, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, November 1, 2011
Consumer Product Safety Commission Releases New Product Recalls to Reduce Risk of Injury in Fort Lauderdale and Elsewhere, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, September 20, 2011