There have been a number of products recalled recently by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help prevent child injury in Port St. Lucie and elsewhere throughout the United States. The CPSC continues to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from a number of faulty consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
Our Miami personal injury attorneys recognize how many dangerous products there are on the market nowadays. Thanks to the CPSC and its dangerous product recalls, we have witnessed a 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. These products pose can pose threats of fire, electrical, chemical, mechanical hazards or can injure children.
Some of the CPSC’s latest child product recalls:
–Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon. Roughly 208,000 of these wagons were sold in the United States and another 2,800 in Canada. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. The wagons were sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from June 2009 through July 2011.
–B. FunKeys. These toy keys with remote were made by Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Roughly 1,080,000 were sold in the United States and another 3,600 in Canada. The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break. Children can potentially chose on these broken toys. Retailers nationwide and online sites sold this product from April 2010 to May 2011 for B. FunKeys and from January 2006 to December 2009 for Parents Magazine.
–Disney Pogo Sticks. Nearly 200,000 pogo sticks were sold in the United States at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 through June 2011. Disney licensed its brand name to Bravo Sports, the maker of the pogo sticks. The bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely. The wearing of this tip can pose a fall hazard to consumers. The end caps on the handlebars can come off as well, which exposes sharp edges.This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
–Love.Hugs.Peace. Lapel Pins. These pins are from the Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, Missouri. About 26,500 of them were sold in the United States and another 2,200 in Canada. The surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. The label pin is about 1.5 inch and features graphics of a heart, bear head and peace sign all positioned in front of a globe. The words “Love.Hugs.Peace.” are at the bottom of the pin. The pins were also sold on the Build-A-Bear website from July 2009 through October 2010.
The CPSC offers complete information regarding recalls and product safety news. You are urged to check out their recall database periodically to see if you have any products in your household that can potentially injury you or your family.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or the surrounding areas, contact the personal injury lawyers at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC. Call for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights at 1-800-529-2368.
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