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Product Recalls
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We're concerned about your safety and that of your family.  Every day in this country and around the world, dangerous and defective products are recalled either through government efforts or voluntarily by manufacturers.  Defects often come to light because of the efforts of lawyers like us. Please contact us if you or someone you love has been injured as a result of any dangerous product, including those listed here. 

Current product recalls include:

  • MAYTAG DISHWASHERS - February 1, 2007: In voluntary cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Maytag Corp. is recalling approximately 2.3 million Maytag and Jenn-Air brand dishwashers.  Liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher's internal wiring, which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.  Maytag has already received 135 reports of dishwasher fires, resulting in product and/or property damage.  Four injuries have been reported, including 3 reports of smoke inhalation and one serious hand laceration sustained while operating a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in the dishwasher.
     
  • IKEA VASES - February 1, 2007: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA Home Furnishings are voluntarily recalling approximately 110,000 PARODI Glass Floor Vases sold at IKEA.  The base of these vases can break off unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.  IKEA has already received 18 reports of these vases breaking, resulting in 7 reports of injury, including cuts to the hand requiring hospital treatment.
     
  • HONDA ATVs - January 31, 2007: American Honda Motor Corp. is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,000 Honda Model Year 2006 TRX450ER/R All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).  The front suspension arm ball joints could have been contaminated during production, resulting in rapid wear of one or more of the ball joints and possible ball joint separation.  If the ball joint separation occurs while riding, the operator could lose control of the ATV.  Honda has already received 7 warranty claims about this problem.
     
  • MASON JAR CANDLES - January 30, 2007: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. are recalling approximately 3.7 million Old Williamsburgh Mason Jar Candles, sizes 3.5 to 5.0 ounces.  The wick can move from the center of the jar to the side, causing the glass to overheat and possibly crack or shatter.  Exposure to broken glass and molten wax poses laceration and burn hazards to consumers. 
     
  • TEA LIGHT CANDLES - January 25, 2007: Sally Foster Inc. is recalling approximately 46,800 sets of Tea Light Candles sold with Votive Candle Holders.  The tea light candles have a clear, plastic shell that can melt or ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.  Sally Foster has already received two reports of the plastic shells of these tea light candles igniting, causing property damage.
     
  • STORAGE TRUNKS - January 25, 2007: In voluntary cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Home Decorators Collection is recalling approximately 500 Home Decorators Collection Leather Suitcase Trunks.  The trunk has an exterior clasp that can lock unexpectedly when the trunk lid closes.  If a child climbs inside the trunk, she/he may not be able to open the trunk from the inside.  This poses an entrapment and suffocation hazard to children.
     
  • HAIR DRYERS - January 24, 2007: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Detour Corp., doing business as Version-X, are voluntarily recalling 18,000 Travel'N Baby Mini Hair Dryers.  These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection plug to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water.  Electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.  If the hair dryer falls into water during use and is not equipped with the safety device, it can pose a shock and/or an electrocution hazard to consumers.
     
  • TOWER FANS - January 24, 2007: The Holmes Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 300,000 Holmes model HT30 Oscillating Tower Fans.  Electrical arcing in the fan's wiring can cause a fire hazard.  The Holmes Group has already received 16 reports of property damage, including one reported injury involving minor burns and smoke inhalation.
     
  • ARCTIC CAT YOUTH ATVs - January 23, 2007: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Arctic Cat Inc. are recalling approximately 1,500 Arctic Cat 90cc DVS and Utility model All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).  On the recalled ATVs, the handlebar base mounting bolts, tie-rod ends, and tie-rod adjustment locking nuts may not have been tightened to the proper torque during the production process.  Operating an affected ATV could cause components to loosen, resulting in loss of steering control.  This condition could result in loss of vehicle control, which could cause the rider's injury or death.
     
  • SIPPY/TUMBLER CUPS - January 22, 2007: Artcraft and Foremost Inc. is recalling approximately 43,500 Sippy/Tumbler Cups for toddlers.  The impact of being dropped or banged can cause the cup to break into pieces, resulting in sharp or jagged edges and posing a laceration hazard to children.  Artcraft and Foremost Inc. has already received 90 reports of the cups breaking into pieces and/or the handles breaking off, resulting in 6 reports of injuries to children.
     
  • CHILDREN'S MAGNETIC TOYS - January 18, 2007: In voluntary cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Geometrix International is recalling approximately 40,000 sets of MagneBlocks Magnetic Construction Toys.  Tiny magnets inside the building pieces can fall out.  Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated.  If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
     
  • HIGHCHAIRS - January 18, 2007: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Graco Children's Products Inc. are voluntarily recalling approximately 100,000 Graco Contempo Highchairs.  The highchair can collapse if it is not fully opened and locked into place from the storage position prior to use.  If the highchair collapses, a child occupying the highchair can be injured.  Graco has already received 18 reports of the highchair collapsing, including one report of a toddler suffering injury to his foot as a result of the chair's collapse.
     

For a more comprehensive list of recalled products and
for photographs of all recalled products, you can search the
Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.


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