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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.
A family in Utah endured a frightening moment when a hoverboard caught fire and exploded in their home.
According to ABC4, the scary moment was caught on camera showing a young boy barely escaping the explosion as he ran past the hoverboard. Tamilisa Miner said her son saw “huge billowing electrical smoke” and told his mom something was wrong with his hoverboard.
Miner said she knew the product was about to blow up and moved quickly away from it with her children, with the hoverboard exploding just as her son ran past it. …Read the rest »
A research study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has analyzed how the varying surface architecture found in silicone breast implants influences dangerous developments, such as rare lymphoma cancers.
According to an MIT news release, the study found that the surface topography of an implant can drastically affect how the immune response perceives it and this could have important ramifications for the implants’ design. …Read the rest »
A New York City couple has filed a product liability lawsuit against Peloton claiming that their 3-year-old son suffered third-degree burns when he got sucked under one of the company’s treadmills.
According to a report in the New York Post, the couple, Sarah and Ygal Saadoun of Brooklyn said that on July 5, 2020, their son was injured by a Peloton Tread Plus treadmill when he got trapped under the continuously rotating belt of the exercise machine. …Read the rest »
Cove has recalled 42,000 of its high-end dishwashers because they can fail to shut off and potentially overheat, posing a fire hazard.
According to Consumer Reports, the manufacturer has received five reports of burning odor, flames, and smoking inside the dishwashers. So far, no injuries have been reported, but the fault creates a serious risk to homeowners. …Read the rest »
Manufactuerer Gramr Inc. has issued a product defect recall for thousands of brushed-gold tea kettles from CAUSEBOX and Rose & Fitzgerald after 18 people were burned by hot water or steam.
According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the company has recalled about 92,135 of these tea kettles after it received 122 reports of the product expelling hot water and/or steam. Eighteen people reported that they suffered burn injuries. …Read the rest »
Authorities in Washington are issuing a warning about the dangers of lithium-ion batteries in e-cigarettes after two men in the state were seriously injured.
According to a news report, both men suffered serious burn injuries after their e-cigarettes exploded and caught fire. The Washington Director of Energy Safety has released a report detailing the two incidents, one of which left a man needing skin grafts after his device’s battery ignited in his pocket. …Read the rest »
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating Amazon-branded electronic products that were highlighted in a CNN investigation last year.
CNN reported that dozens of Amazon Basics electronic products remained for sale on Amazon.com despite consumers reporting that the products had melted, exploded, or burst into flames. Lawmakers have called on the company to look into the matter and recall any defective products being sold on the platform that are posing dangers to consumers. …Read the rest »
A hearing held before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform has revealed that there were 97 infant deaths in the recalled Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play reclined sleepers – nearly double the number previously reported by the company.
According to a news release issued by the Committee, that number is also seven times the number of infant deaths in the Rock ‘n Play that that company reported to the government in 2018 when it was fighting a recall. …Read the rest »
Medical device manufacturer Philips is recalling sleep apnea machines and ventilators containing foam that could put users at risk of cancer or other health issues. According to a USA Today news report, the company announced a recall for millions of units of the Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices.
There are concerns that using machines containing potentially damaging foam could create a significant risk. …Read the rest »
Klein Tools has recalled more than 1.7 million Non-Contact Voltage Testers in the United States and Canada because they pose the risk of electric shock. According to a report in Miami Herald, the on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle causing the tester to work improperly.
Such a device malfunction could result in a serious electrocution accident. …Read the rest »