As the year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays and the year’s year-end shopping blitz. It’s also a good time for a reminder to check with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for defects and recalls, especially when dealing with products for children.
Recalled items are defective and can result in serious injury in Chicago and elsewhere. It’s important for consumers to check out the recall list from the CPSC year round. Many items on this list are common household products or are popular children’s toys.
Our Chicago defective product attorneys understand that consumers may not always know about recalls. The CPSC is charged with protecting consumers from products with known defects. The agency notifies the public about products that pose mechanical, chemical, electrical, fire and other various hazards. But too many defective products go undetected. Others must injure or kill consumers before a recall is issued.
Recent recalls that may affect your family:
Children’s Frog Masks
Nearly 3,500 masks have been recalled from Target stores around the country. When the frog mask is on your child’s face, the CPSC has determined that it poses a serious suffocation threat. This item has the UPC code 06626491474, which can be found on the tag that is attached to the mask. They were sold at Target stores from August to September of 2011.
Lithium-Poly Battery Pack from Electric Motion Systems, LLC
This item has been recalled because it could cause a potential fire hazard because the battery can overheat. About 70 were sold. The batteries that fall under this recall have the EMS# 11819-101 and have a serial number between 10001 and 10200. The items were sold at bike shops around the country and on the company’s website. They were sold from October of 2009 to November of 2010. They cost between $900 and $2,700.
Twist ‘n Sort Toys by Guidecraft
These items were recalled because they can be a choking hazard for small children. Nearly 1,000 were sold from specialty stores, online and from catalogs from September of 2009 to November of 2010. The toys cost about $20.
LittleLife Baby Carriers by Lifemarque
LittleLife Discoverer Child Carriers is recalling carrier because they were sold without the proper bolts used to attach the main frame to the metal stand. Without these bolts, the two can disconnect and pose a fall hazard to children. The items were sold in 40 states and in Canada. The recall applies to models LS55060. This number can be found on the care label. They were sold from January 2011 to July of 2011.
Many more items are on the list and parents and consumers of all ages are urged to check the CPSC website, particularly when making a new purchase.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Chicago, contact Abels & Annes for for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (866) 99-ABELS. There is no fee unless you win.
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