In 2010, there were close to 40,000,000 people who sought medical attention because of an injury related to, but not necessarily caused, by, a consumer product. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, this is an increase of close to 6 percent from the number of injuries from the year before.
Our Lauderhill defective products attorneys understand that there are more than 20,000 people killed because of defective products in the U.S. each year. These dangerous products wind up costing more than $500 billion in these fatalities, injuries and property damage. Each year, there are between 200 and 300 product recalls. It’s important that you stay on top of the recall list to make sure that your family and your household is safe from these dangers.
Dolan Northwest Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures:
Close to 10,000 of these fixtures have been recalled by Dolan Northwest LLC, of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting because the socket wire insulation can degrade. When this happens, the wires become exposed and can send electricity to the metal canopy. This serves as a serious shock and fire hazard. There have already been two reports of defective fixtures. Model number 562-09 and 562-30 are covered under the recall. If you have one of these lights, stop using it immediately and contact the company for a free replacement fixture and a $50 voucher.
Tikit Folding Bicycles Recalled by Bike Friday:
Bike Friday is recalling close to 4,000 bikes because the handlebar stem can break off and can cause the ride to lose control and to fall. There have already been 6 reports of broken handlebars. There have also been 2 reports of injuries. These injuries include lacerations, bruises and scrapes. If have one of these bikes, please stop using it immediately and contact the company AT(800) 777-0258 to schedule a free repair.
Pramac America is recalling Powermate Generators:
Close to 8,000 of the Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators are being recalled by Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb. What can go wrong is the fuel filter on it can leak gas and can serve as a serious fire hazard. There have already been more than 50 reports of this happening. These generators have “Powermate 5500” printed on the side of them. Model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500 is affected by this recall. If you have one of these generators, contact the company at (800) 445-1805 for a free repair kit including a replacement filter, hose and hose clamps for fuel line.
Remember to check the CPSC’s recall list often. Remind friends, family members and neighbors to do the same. All too often, defective products find themselves in our homes and we never even know about it. Find these products before they find you!
If you or someone in your family 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.
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Defective Product Risks in North Carolina Increase During Holidays, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, October 17, 2012
Check CPSC Recall List – Reduce Child Injury Risks in Broward County, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, September 20, 2012