We expect the products we purchase to be safe for our family. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and items are recalled long after they’ve made their way into our homes.
For this reason it’s important that parents periodically check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s list of recalls.
Our Fort Lauderdale defective products attorneys know children are at especially high risk of injuries as it’s often child products that face recall. Our children are some of the most vulnerable consumers as they not always able to recognize the danger.
Recent CPSC recalls include:
H&M Children’s Water Bottles:
H&M Recalls Children’s Water Bottle Due to Choking Hazard, Sold Exclusively at H&M Stores. H&M Hennes & Mauritz has recalled close to 3,000 child water bottles because the spout has been found to break off and pose a serious choking hazard for child users. “H&M Sweden” and “www.hm.com” are printed on the bottom of these bottles. If you have one of these bottles, you should stop using it immediately and return it to the store for a full refund.
Bluestem Brands’ Range Rider Ride-on Toy Cars:
Close to 5,000 of thee toy cars have been recalled by Bluestem Brands, Inc. What can happen is the battery of the car can overheat, start smoking, melt down and catch on fire. Clearly this serves as a serious burn hazard for children. There have already been about 10 accident reports. Under this recall are the model numbers 90407B and 90407G. If you have one of these cars, stop using it immediately, take the battery out of it and contact Bluestem for a full refund. Call (866) 931-5417.
Kickboard USA’s Children’s Scooter:
Kickboard USA is recalling close to 6,000 of its Scooters because the one-piece plastic platform on the front wheel base can break off and can serve as a serious laceration hazard to children. They were sold for children between the ages of 3- and 5-years-old and have the words “Mini Micro” written on the front plastic covering. If you have one of these scooters, contact the company at (888) 236-5657 for a full refund.
Babylicious Recalls Cloth Crib Fringe:
About 300 of cloth crib fringe have been recalled by Babylicious Products Inc. This fringe is the narrow fabric strip on the crib. It poses a serious strangulation hazard to children. If you have one of these cribs with the cloth fringe, stop using it immediately and contact the company at (855) 684-8399 for a full refund. Consumers will be refunded $12 for each recalled fringe returned.
If you or your child has been injured by a defective product, contact the personal injury lawyers at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC. Call for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights at 1-800-561-7777.
More Blog Entries:
New Recalls Issued by CPSC to Prevent Child Injury in Fort Lauderdale and Elsewhere, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, August 3, 2011