Category: Product Recalls


Nautilus Recalls Bowflex® Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 6, 2009

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… Read More

Product Recalls: Protect Your Children and Family from Danger

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 18, 2008

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… Read More

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

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 18, 2008

kea 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. IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has… Read More

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

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 10, 2008

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. On vehicles equipped with power windows, the driver and front passenger glass bolts may… Read More

Honda To Recall 40,000 ATVs

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 17, 2008

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… Read More

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

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 3, 2007

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: Pottery Barn Kids Crib Bumpers Due to Entanglement Hazard Black & Decker Trimmers/Edgers Due to Laceration Hazard from Projectiles CVS/pharmacy Recalls Playskool Sippy Cups; Poses Choking Hazard To Young Children New Easy-Bake Oven Following Partial Finger Amputation Payless ShoeSource Recalls Children’s Clog Shoes Due to Choking Hazard The Law Office of Lowell Steiger represents injury victims. Free consultation.

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

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 17, 2007

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 Agricultureand 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. The Law Office of Lowell Steiger represents injury victims. Free consultation.

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