Happy Birthday SaferProducts.gov! Over the last two years, the official website has posted close to 14,000 reports of consumer product safety concerns. This website is helping to keep Americans safe and away from dangerous products.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. But these reports are no good if you’re not paying attention. Our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys encourage residents to check the list of recalled products and to check it often. Many times, dangerous products make their way into our homes and we never even know about it.
To help to celebrate this 2-year birthday of this life-saving resource, we’re here to fill you in one some of the latest recalls. Review the information and share it with your friends and family members.
Break-Barrel Air Rifle Recalled by Soft Air USA:
This air gun has been recalled because officials have discovered that it can discharge even while the safety is engaged. This serves up a serious risk for the user and for anyone nearby. If you have this air gun, contact the company by calling (866) 763-8247 for information about a full refund.
Garlic Slicers Recalled by The Pampered Chef:
These slicers have been recalled by the CPSC because the blade on them can dislodge during use. There have already been nearly 25 reports of this happening. If you have this slicer, don’t risk injury. Contact the company by calling (877) 917-2433 to get information on a replacement product.
Mattresses Recalled By SlumberWorld:
These mattresses don’t meet federal safety criteria for the open-flame standard. Unfortunately, this poses a serious fire hazard to users. Involved in this recall are these model number mattresses: 829 First Edition, 1213 Limited Edition and the 1214 Limited Edition Deluxe or New Edition. If you have one of these mattresses in your home, call the company at (808) 421-3159 for a free repair.
Hello Kitty City Motor Scooters Recalled by Dynacraft:
These scooters can accelerate unexpectedly while in use. This can cause a rider to fall and suffer from some serious injuries. Model number 8801-03 falls under this recall, which is printed underneath the scooter’s center platform. There have already been close to 10 incident reports and three injury reports submitted to the company. If you have one of these scooters, stop using it immediately and contact the company at (800) 551-0032 for information on a free refund.
If you or someone in your family has been injured by a defective product, contact Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC. Call for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights at 1-800-561-7777.
More Blog Entries:
Common Child Cold Remedies Recalled by CPSC, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, February 18, 2013
Defective Products Threatening Your Family’s Safety?, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, November 14, 2012