CPSC’s Recall List Updated to Help Prevent Injuries in Boca Raton and Elsewhere
Gregg Hollander | January 6, 2012 | Personal Injury
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is here to protect consumers from unreasonable risks of death or injury in Boca Raton from defective products, many of which can be found in your own home.
Many of these injuries are caused by defective products that pose threats of mechanical, electrical or even chemical hazards. They also include children’s products. Common defective products include include cribs, toys, cigarette lighters, power tools, household products and chemicals and so much more. The CPSC contends that its efforts have contributed to a 30 percent decrease in the death and injury rate that is associated with consumer products over the last 30 years.
Our Boca Raton defective products attorneys understand that many common household items wind up on the CPSC’s recall list every month. It’s important for parents and consumers to check this list periodically. Many injuries and deaths can be prevented with proper updates and consumer knowledge.
Our law firm is here to get you started on the road to a safer household. We are here to share some of the latest safety recalls with you.
ANTILOP High Chairs High Chairs Recalled by IKEA:
The chairs are currently being voluntarily recalled. There were nearly 200,000 sold from IKEA stores in the U.S. and in Canada. The chair’s restraint buckle can unexpectedly open and children can fall from the seat. There have been nearly 8 reports of accidents already. Injuries have been reported as well. These chairs were sold in white, blue and red. Model numbers include 701.467.92, 501.467.93 and 300.697.24. The items were sold at IKEA stores from August of 2006 to January of 2010. If you have one of these chairs, contact IKEA for a replacement restraint.
LED Flashlight Sets Recalled by Target:
These flashlights have been recalled because the flash lights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on. This poses both a burn and a fire hazard. There were nearly 60,000 sold from Target stores in the U.S. from October of 2010 until December of 2011. Incident and injury reports have already been received for this product. The UPC code is 490021010049, which is located on the back of the light’s package. If you have one of these lights, take it back to Target for a full refund.
Children’s Chairs and Stools Recalled by Elegant Gifts Mart:
The chairs and stools are currently a part of a voluntary recall because the yellow paint on the metal frame violates the Lead Paint Standard. Nearly 2,000 chairs and about 1,500 stools were sold at 1 to Seven stores in Puerto Rico from September of 2010 through June of 2011. Item numbers involved in the recall include JCA8036 and JCA8037. If you have one of these products, take it to any 1 to Seven store in or contact Elegant Gifts Mart for a full refund.
Please check out the CPSC’s recall list periodically throughout the year to help to avoid any unnecessary injuries.