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Category: Defective Products

Defective Products - Bisnar Chase Blog

Manufacturers have a responsibility to create products that are safe to use and do not incur the potential for injury under normal use. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has represented many clients against product manufacturers when their products have malfunctioned, exploded, or otherwise have created a dangerous situation, injuring the user. We provide information here about defective products that have been recalled so that our readers can be kept safe and can be aware of dangerous products that they may use on a daily basis.

Consumer Reports Investigation Shows Kidde Mishandled Problems with its Fire Extinguishers

By Brian Chase on January 18, 2021 - No comments

Kidde, the largest manufacturer of fire extinguishers in the United States, has agreed to pay a $12 million fine

Kidde, the largest manufacturer of fire extinguishers in the United States, has agreed to pay a $12 million fine to settle a complaint by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that it failed to inform the CPSC in a timely manner about problems associated with its products even as homes burned and people suffered injuries. According to Consumer Reports, Kidde has faced numerous similar complaints for years. …Read the rest »

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CPSC Warns Vape Batteries Can Cause Deadly Explosions

By Dave Lambert on January 15, 2021 - No comments

CPSC Warns Vape Batteries Can Cause Deadly Explosions

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning people not to buy or use a type of vape battery that carries the risk of causing fires and explosions. Warnings have been issued over individual 18650 lithium-ion battery cells without protection circuits. According to a news report, the CPSC says it is working with e-commerce sites like eBay to remove listings of these batteries, which are used in vapes, e-cigarettes, flashlights, and even some toys. …Read the rest »

 

Massagers Sold at Costco Recalled for Fire Hazard

By Monica Reynoso on January 12, 2021 - No comments

Massagers Sold at Costco Recalled for Fire Hazard

Costco has issued a recall for massagers sold exclusively in their stores for a potential fire hazard. According to a news report, Massimo Motor Sports recalled all models of their Percussion Massage Guns. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert saying that the products sold exclusively on Costco’s website from April to May 2020 were being recalled for this issue. …Read the rest »

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New Studies Show Vaping Could Cause a Mental Fog

By Monica Reynoso on December 29, 2020 - No comments

CPSC Warns Vape Batteries Can Cause Deadly Explosions

If you thought the effects of vaping were merely physical, think again. Two new studies from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has uncovered a link between vaping and mental fog. Both adults and kids who vape were more likely to report difficulties in concentrating, remembering or making decisions compared to their non-vaping, non-smoking peers. It also appeared that kids were more likely to experience mental fog if they started vaping before the age of 14. …Read the rest »

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Ceiling Fans Sold at Home Depot Recalled for Blade Injury Risk

By Monica Reynoso on December 28, 2020 - No comments

Ceiling Fans Sold at Home Depot Recalled for Blade Injury Risk

Nearly 200,000 ceiling fans from Home Depot were recalled after people reported they were injured by the fan blades that broke off and fell when the fans were in use. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), King of Fans has recalled 200,000 Hampton Bay 54″ Mara Indoor and Outdoor Ceiling Fans that were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores. …Read the rest »

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Study Shows Some Talc Products Contain Asbestos

By Monica Reynoso on December 23, 2020 - No comments

Study Shows Some Talc Products Contain Asbestos

Nearly 15% of talc-based cosmetic products, which were analyzed in a recent study, contained asbestos. According to a HealthDay news report, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an American advocacy nonprofit that performed the analysis and commissioned the testing, said methods employed by the cosmetics industry to screen talc supplies are simply not adequate. The voluntary testing method developed by the industry is not sensitive enough to screen for asbestos when compared to electron microscopy, researchers said. …Read the rest »

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First Safety Recall Issued for Residential Elevators

By Monica Reynoso on December 21, 2020 - No comments

First Safety Recall Issued for Residential Elevators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to approve its first-ever safety recall for a residential elevator because of the danger it poses to children. According to a report in The Washington Post, this decision comes after years of inaction by the agency and resistance from the industry in spite of injuries and deaths of young children crushed by elevators that all had the same, easy-to-fix problem. …Read the rest »

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Graco Recalls Inclined Sleepers Due to Danger of Suffocation

By Brian Chase on December 18, 2020 - No comments

Graco Recalls Inclined Sleepers Due to Danger of Suffocation

Graco has recalled about 51,000 infant inclined sleepers because the tragic deaths of infants have been linked to other, similar inclined sleep products. According to Consumer Reports, the recall involves inclined sleepers sold as accessories that can stand alone or attach to several of Graco’s play yard products. …Read the rest »

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Black & Decker Recalls Craftsman Chain Saws That Pose Serious Injury Hazard

By Brian Chase on December 14, 2020 - No comments

Black & Decker Recalls Craftsman Chain Saws That Pose Serious Injury Hazard

Black & Decker has recalled around 82,000 corded chain saws after a person was injured when the saw turned on unexpectedly. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, the Craftsman chain saws can turn on suddenly and unexpectedly without using the power switch. The recall notice says the problem only seems to occur when the extension cord adapter is connected upside down. …Read the rest »

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Herbal Products Possibly Contaminated by Lethal Bacteria Are Recalled

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2020 - No comments

Herbal Products Possibly Contaminated by Lethal Bacteria Are Recalled

For the second time in one week, WishGarden Herbs has recalled two products because they could be contaminated with a deadly type of bacteria. According to a notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, the potential problem with Cord Care Powder and Goldseal Powder, just as with the previously recalled Happy Ducts Compress, is a “supply chain issue.” …Read the rest »

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