Child Pajamas and Other Defective Products in Boca Raton Increasing Risks for Injury
Gregg Hollander | March 9, 2012 | Personal Injury
Keep an eye on your kid’s pajamas. No, not to make sure they’re clean or matching, but to make sure they won’t cause any serious child injuries in Boca Raton or elsewhere.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled the Papa Bear Loungeabouts Children’s Pajamas because they could potentially catch fire, resulting in serious injury or death.
Our Boca Raton child injury attorneys understand that, as parents, we want to provide our children with the safest products. We want their toys, clothes and personal items to be safe and free of dangers. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many times, our children’s belongings wind up on the CPSC’s recall list. For this reason, it’s important for parents to stay on top of this list and well informed about the latest recalls. It could potentially save the life of you or another family member. Dangerous and recalled items can put everyone in your family at serious risks for injury or death.
Papa Bear Loungeabouts Children’s Pajamas
About 10,000 children’s pajamas and sleepwear have been recalled by Papa Bear Loungeabouts. According to officials, these pajamas don’t meet the federal flammability standards and can potentially burn your child. Although no injuries have been reported just yet, the risks are there and they are high. Under the recall is boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14. These items were sold at specialty retailers and children’s stores across the county from 2004 to December of 2011. If your child has these pajamas, do not let them wear them anymore and take the product to the retailer where it was purchased for an exchange, a refund or a store credit.
Also in the latest recalls are the folding pocket utility knives manufactured by Greenlee Textron Inc. Nearly 2,000 of these items have been recalled because the blade locking mechanism can fail and the blade can fold in to the handle and potentially cut the user. Reports have already been submitted to the company. Under the recall is product numbers UT652-27 and 0652-27. They were sold last year from September through November by distributors of professional tools and products across the country. If you have this knife, stop using it and take it back to the distributor for a refund.
Melamine Mugs are also being recalled by Carlisle FoodService. More than 110,000 were sold nationwide throughout 2011 and 2012. These items are dangerous because they can crack and can potentially expose burning liquids to users, posing serious burn hazards. Accidents have already been reported. If you have one of these items, take it back to Carlisle for credit toward a future purchase. Call (800) 217-8859 for shipping information.
Lastly, we would like to tell you about the recall from American Honda Motor Company. The CPSC has recalled its grass trimmers because the shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach. All of this poses a serious laceration hazard. There were nearly 15,000 sold across the U.S. and another 4,000 sold in Canada. Honda has already received more than 10 incident reports of these cracked or broken shafts. Recalled grass trimmers that fall under this recall are in the serial number range of HAHA-1000001 to HAHA-1017345. They were sold online and from Honda Power Equipment dealers across the U.S. from May of 2006 to February of 2012. Contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer at (888) 888-3139 to schedule a free inspection and repair.