We want to do everything we can to keep our loved ones safe. One of the best ways to do this is to frequently check the latest product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Our Highland personal injury attorneys are asking all residents to take a glance at the latest recalls to help identify any dangerous products that might be in your home. Every year, thousands are injured by defective products -- and hundreds of consumers are recalled by the manufacturer or the federal government. Many of these products are marketed for use by children.
Stay up to date with these recalls to help to reduce the risks of injuries.
Nearly 40,000 of these products have been recalled in the U.S. and another 300 in Canada because the strollers pose serious fingertip amputation and laceration dangers. What can happen is a kid's finger can get caught in the opening that is formed when locking and unlocking the hinge used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. There have already been three child fingertip amputations and a number of adult injuries reported. If you have one of these strollers, you should call the company to get more information on a free repair kit. Call (800) 453-7673.
Black & Decker Coffeemakers
Nearly 160,000 Spacemaker™ 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers have been recalled by Black & Decker. What can happen is the coffee pot handle can break. When this happens, users are subject to serious cut and burn injuries. There have already been nearly 1,300 reports of the handle breaking and another 70 injury reports. If you have one of these pots, contact the company at (866) 708-7846 for a free replacement.
Downeast Concepts' Beach Chairs:
There are nearly 15,500 folding beach chairs that are being recalled because they pose serious laceration dangers to children. The metal rivets on the chairs are exposed and can cut young ones. There have already been injuries reported to the company. If you have one of these chairs, please discontinue use and call the company for a full refund. Call (800) 343-2424.
Rigo's Children's Lounge Pants and Boxers:
More than 210,000 children's Pull-On Lounge Pants and Girls Boxers have been recalled by Rigo International Inc., of Los Angeles because the clothing fails to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. These items pose a risk of burn injury to children. There has already been one report submitted to the company. The legs of a 9-year-old were burned in an accident. If you have any of these items, contact the company for a full refund. Call (888) 229-1292.
You're urged to check the list of recalls from the CPSC frequently to make sure that there are no dangers lurking in your home. Share these recalls with your friends and family members to help to keep everyone safe!