Two separate product safety recalls were issued for pieces of furniture that could injure consumers. According to alerts issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the first recall involved CB2 Bordo and Bordo XL dining tables. About 1,120 of these tables were recalled after three people suffered injuries when the tables collapsed. The Chicago-based furniture store is warning consumers to stop using these concrete dining tables immediately. …Read the rest »
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.
About 162,000 Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo toys were recalled because the “Y” handlebars could break posing a fall and injury hazard. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the company has so far received 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking.
Peloton has recalled clip-in pedals on about 27,000 of its exercise bikes after it received reports of broken pedals causing injuries including five that needed stitches or other types of medical care. According to a report in The New York Times, the recall applies to pedals on bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. It came after 120 reports of the pedals breaking and 16 reports of injuries. …Read the rest »
Westinghouse Lighting has recalled thousands of Great Falls outdoor ceiling fans because of an injury hazard. According to an alert posted on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Westinghouse Lighting said it has received 62 reports of the fan blades cracking or breaking off, including one person who suffered an impact injury. …Read the rest »
Thousands of Trianium battery phone cases sold on Amazon were recalled after 10 people reported that they suffered burn injuries when the battery in the case overheated. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, Endliss Technology Inc. has recalled about 367,000 battery phone cases because the lithium-ion batteries in the cases can overheat. …Read the rest »
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $100 million to resolve over 1,000 lawsuits blaming its talcum powder products for causing cancer. According to a Bloomberg news report, this is the first set of major settlements in four years of litigation. The agreements, made with several law firms representing the victims, signal that the world’s largest manufacturer of healthcare products is trying to get ahead of the increasing litigation, with about 20,000 lawsuits still pending. …Read the rest »
FDA has finalized labeling guidance for breast implant manufacturers including a boxed warning informing patients that the products have been associated with a type of cancer of the immune system. According to news reports, the product labeling should also incorporate a patient decision checklist, rupture screening recommendations for silicone gel-filled breast implants, materials description and patient device cards, the agency said. …Read the rest »
Two different electric, cordless saws sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and on the home improvement chain’s website are being recalled because they pose a laceration hazard. According to a USA Today news report, more than 256,000 saws are included in the two recalls posted this week on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. No injuries have been reported as a result of these recalled products. But, consumers are urged to stop using the recalled saws immediately and contact the distributor, Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair. …Read the rest »
C.R. Bard, a company that failed to properly inform women about the dangers of transvaginal mesh devices, will be required to pay $60 million as part of a settlement announced by state attorney generals across the United States. According to a CTV news report, the money from C. R. Bard and its parent company, Becton, Dickinson and Company, will be distributed among 48 states and the District of Columbia. …Read the rest »
More than 15,000 Petzl ropes intended primarily for rope access work, caving, canyoning and other activities, have been recalled because of a risk of failure and possible injury. According to news reports, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a voluntary recall. The notice states that the ropes can have a deep cut or tape securing the ropes together, potentially leading to a break and a fall or injury hazard. …Read the rest »