Nautilus Recalls Bowflex® Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued information regarding the Nautilus Bowflex Home Gyms (see below).  If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of this unit, please call the Law Office of Lowell Steiger to find out your rights.  Injuries from the Nautilus Bowflex (or other defective products) fall under the category of Product Liability.

Can you sue if you're injured as a result of a defective product?

Yes.  Injuries related to bad design or manufacture of a product fall into the product liability category.  If an injury is sustained as a result of bad design or
manufacture, then everyone in the chain of commerce (i.e.,
manufacturer, distributor, retailer) can be held liable for that injury
or injuries.  When you buy  or use a product, it is reasonable to
assume that the product will be safe when used for its intended
purpose.  It is also reasonable to assume that the product will warn
you of any potential dangers.  If the product is then unsafe for use or
if you have not been warned of its potential dangers, and if an injury
occurs, then you have the legal right to take everyone in the chain of
commerce to task.  Will they put up a defense?  Yes.  Are you
guaranteed to prevail?  No.  However, an attorney experienced in the
area of product liability will analyze the facts as they apply to the
law and determine whether you have a viable case and proceed from
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The Scoop on the Nautilus Bowflex Home Gym Recall


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WASHINGTON,
D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms

Units: About 78,000 (about 68,000 home gyms were recalled on December 6, 2007)

Importer: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.

Hazard: The
home gym's horizontal seat rail is designed to be latched in a vertical
position for storage. If the seat rail is not manually latched, it can
fall unexpectedly on the user or a bystander, posing a risk of serious
injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus
has received 18 reports of injuries caused by unlatched seat rails that
have fallen, resulting in head and shoulder lacerations, some requiring
stitches or staples.

Description: This
recall involves the Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms. The home gyms are
equipped with pulleys, resistance rods, and other equipment, which
allow the user to perform a variety of exercises. “Bowflex Ultimate 2”
is written on the vertical part of the frame.

Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide and through direct Nautilus sales from June 2005 through January 2009 for about $2,300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers
may continue to use their home gyms for exercising, but should not
place the seat rail in the vertical (storage) position until the repair
is performed. Registered owners are being sent a free repair kit.
Owners who have not received a repair kit by March 10, 2009 should
contact the firm.

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 259-9019 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT M-F or www.bowflex.com )
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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Product Recalls: Protect Your Children and Family from Danger

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Protect Your Children and Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a monthly newsletter listing recalls and product safety news.  The November 2008 list of recalls is quite daunting indeed.  Below is the list replete with links for further details:

Stainless Steel Pots Recalled by Ocean State Jobbers Due to Burn Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ocean State Jobbers Inc., of North Kingstown, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 Century Cookware Stainless Steel Stockpots. The stainless steel pots have metal handles that can detach during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

 JCPenney Recalls Arizona® Newborn and Infant Pants Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), JCPenney Co., of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Arizona® Newborn and Infant Denim Pants. The metal snap at the waist can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.

 Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Recalled by DuPont Due to Leaking Cap; Poses Risk of Severe Skin Irritation

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DuPont, of Wilmington, Del., is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Bottles. Pressure can build up in a full or nearly full bottle of the acidic cleaner when it is stored in elevated temperatures over an extended period of time, which can result in the cleaner leaking from underneath the cap. If the product comes into contact with skin, it can cause severe skin irritation.

 Major Retailer Agrees to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Hazardous Outdoor Candles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has agreed to pay the government a $500,000 civil penalty. The penalty, which has been provisionally accepted by the Commission, settles allegations that the company failed to immediately report incidents about defective outdoor candles.

 Candela Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Anthropologie Stores

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Candela Group, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 225 Anthropologie Tin Candles. The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during the burning of the last half inch of wax, posing a fire and burn hazard.

 ImagiPLAY Recalls Bead Maze Toys Due to Laceration Hazard

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ImagiPLAY, of Boulder, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 500 Bead Maze Toys. The trees on the toys can detach, exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration hazard to young children.

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Ikea Product Recalls, Pays $500,000 Penalty: Candles; Blinds Lead to Death

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Ikea Outdoor Candles Leads to Recall, $500,000 Penalty

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced dangers in two separate Ikea products:Ikea Outdoor Candles: IKEA sold about 133,000 six-pack sets of the outdoor candles in the United States between February 2001 and July 2005. The firm also sold an additional 1.3 million candle sets internationally. During that time, the firm received at least 32 reports worldwide of unexpected flare-ups, including fire, scorching and twelve reported injuries, including minor to serious burns. In May 2006, CPSC and IKEA announced the recall of the candles.    

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IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has agreed to pay the government a $500,000 civil penalty. The penalty, which has been provisionally accepted by the Commission, settles allegations that the company failed to immediately report incidents about defective outdoor candles.   

Roman Blinds Lead to Strangulation Death of Child

Strangulation Death of Child Prompts Recall of Roman Blinds Sold Exclusively at Ikea.  The retailer, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of 670,000 units of the IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds which are distributed by IKEA Home Furnishings (Conshohocken, Pa).  These blinds present a strangulation hazard when a child places his or her neck in an exposed inner cord of the backside of the roman blinds.  The Commission reported the following incident:

On April 4, 2008, a 1-year-old girl in Greenwich, Conn. became entangled in the inner cord of an IKEA Roman Blind and strangled. The child was in a portable playpen that was located underneath a fully lowered roman blind. She was found partially suspended with the inner cord of the blind wrapped twice around her neck.

       

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Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site by clicking here.

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

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Toyota, GM Recall 662,000 Cars: Power Window Defects

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DETROIT (Reuters) April 10, 2008 – Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Corp are recalling more than 662,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to defects in power windows, the two companies said on Wednesday.

Toyota will recall 539,500 Corolla and Matrix vehicles for the 2003 and 2004 model years, it said in a statement.

GM said it would recall 122,598 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks, which share the same platform with Toyota’s Matrix and are built by GM in a joint venture with the Japanese automaker.

2009_pontiac_vibe_7_5w On vehicles equipped with power windows, the driver and front passenger glass bolts may loosen and cause the door glass to separate from the window regulator, Toyota said. Vehicles equipped with manual windows are not subject to the recall.

Toyota will notify vehicle owners by mail, beginning in late April. It advised owners to contact their local Toyota dealer for inspection and repairs.

Replacement of the driver and front passenger door glass bolts will be done at no charge, Toyota said.

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Honda To Recall 40,000 ATVs

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Thanks to Bob Kraft’s blog, P.I.S.S.D., for the following information:

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission comes this announcement of a recall of Honda all-terrain vehicles:

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs

Units: About 40,000

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: Water can enter the throttle position sensor and freeze, causing permanent damage if the rider forces the throttle lever. This could cause the throttle to stick open, posing a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received two reported incidents of the throttle sticking, no injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs, also known as the Honda Foreman and Foreman Rubicon. The adult-size ATVs are designed for use by riders age 16 and older. The 2007 model year ATVs are available in red, black, blue, olive, and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and the model name is printed on the side panel just below the seat.

Sold by: Honda ATV dealers nationwide from June 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,500 and $7,600.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled ATVs and contact any Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notice.

Consumer Contact: : For additional information, consumers can contact Honda (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.powersports.honda.com

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Product Recalls, July 2007: Toys, Lawn Equipment, More

Product_recall__new_logo The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published the July 2007 product recalls.  Many, many products have been recalled but I am posting some here that I think may be of particular interest:

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Link of the Day – Recalls.gov – Comprehensive Product Recall Website

Recall_logo A new government website, www.recalls.gov, which provides links and recall information from six (6) government agencies: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click on this main link to www.recalls.gov or any of the other links above to get information on products, including recalls, in the areas of consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. 

 

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