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Danger on Aisle Three: Recalled Consumer Products

Posted On 11/01/13

Manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility to offer products that are safe. Most people would be surprised at the discouraging number and array of recalls that are posted each month by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Along with longer-term legal campaigns to improve the regulation of dangerous products and toys, such as rare earth magnets, the CPSC seeks to alert consumers to hazards already present in their own home.

As personal injury attorneys, our firm is dedicated to helping clients and consumers recognize the risks of dangerous products and seek compensation for injuries and losses when they are injured by defectively produced or marketed products.

Some of the household products recalled in July 2013 include:

  • Soleil portable fan heaters — Home Depot has received hundreds of reports of these plastic fans melting and catching fire with use. Manufactured in China, these fans should not be used and can be returned to Home Depot for a full refund.
  • UCO Arka LED lanterns — Susceptible to creating a fire hazard while charging, more than 2,000 of these multipurpose LED lanterns manufactured in China were sold by REI stores between April and May in 2013.
  • Bucky Balls — These small magnetic balls are easily swallowed and has resulted in serious internal injury and death.

Unfortunately, the danger of most products remains unknown until they injure or kill. If a product causes harm to you or a loved one, speak with an attorney with our law firm. We can help.