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Consumer Product Safety Commission Releases New Product Recalls to Reduce Risk of Injury in Fort Lauderdale and Elsewhere

Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys would like to ask that all residents check out the latest list of recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Products on this list have been found to be extremely dangerous to consumers.

The CPSC aims to protect the public from unreasonable risks of death or injury in Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere from dangers accompanying a number of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Products on the CPSC recall list typically pose threats of fire, electrical, chemical, ingestion hazards and mechanical hazards.

Recently added items to the CPSC recall list:

Electric log splitters: Changzhou Globe Tool Group is recalling this product because of a laceration or amputation hazard. These items were sold exclusively at Lowe’s Stores. About 20,000 are on the recall list. The log splitters have a hydraulic arm that can slide under the handle used to move the machine. Those who place their hands on that handle while the splitter is in operation face a serious risk of injury.

Women’s Multivitamins from GNC: The bottles of these multivitamins fail to meet child-restraint resistance closure requirements. GNC Women’s Ultra Mega®, Ultra Mega Active, Ultra Mega Energy and Metabolism and GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron multivitamins are all a part of the recall. About 2,500 bottles fall under this recall. If these vitamins are ingested by a child, serious injury or death could result. These items were sold exclusively at: GNC retail stores nationwide and on the GNC website from March 2011 through May 2011.

Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops: Nearly 900,000 have been recalled because, even though the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug does not. Children face serious risks of injury or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed. These items were sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011.

Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toasters: These items are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. About 300,000 toasters are being recalled because the heating element in these toasters can remain energized when an item is placed in the toaster. This could potentially ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. The toasters were sold at mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide and various online retailers from February 2008 through June 2011.

Sage Creek Organics Children’s Sleepwear: About 600 items have been recalled because they violate the Federal Flammability Standard. These items pose a risk of burn injury to children. They do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements. The children’s clothing was sold at small boutiques nationwide and online at the company’s website from August 2010 to February 2011.

The CPSC currently has a jurisdiction over about 15,000 types of consumer products, including coffee makers, toys, lawn mowers, bicycles, drug packaging and fireworks. You are encouraged to contact the toll-free Hotline to report an injury, file a product safety complaint or to check out the most recent list of recalls. You can call 1-800-638-CPSC between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

The agency has operated for more than 30 years exercising their agency’s mission to “. . . protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.”

If you or a loved one has been in an accident in 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.

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