Police in Detroit showcased how easily a Christmas tree can ignite in flames during a recent demonstration. Fire safety officials held a controlled-burning of a tree. There is an increase in fires every holiday season due to dry trees, lights, space heaters, and candles. They set the scene up outside a public safety center, complete with a tree decorated with ornaments, garlands, and with presents underneath. It only took two minutes for fire to completely consume the tree, according to news reports. Officials said they didn’t want to discourage people from buying live trees, rather they want to encourage safety and prevent injuries and deaths from fires.
Some 1012 and 2011 Motorhomes by Roadtrek are being recalled.The awning on the motor on the motorhomes are supported by rivets and those rivets are failing.The result is an injured person standing next that awning if it does happen to fail.There has been reports yet of injuries.The company will be getting in touch registered to have one of their vehicle and they will inform them about what they need to do to get the issue fixed.
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Several recalls were recently announced due to chances the products could lead to a fire, injuries, or illness. They include the Bumbo Baby Seats, General Electric dishwashers, and four met food products. The baby seats were declared unsafe since babies can potentially get out of them and fall from the seat. Around 1 million were included in a recall back in 2007, and since then there have been 50 more incidents relating to problems caused from babies falling from the seats. They were sold in Toys R Us, Walmart, and Target, along with other retailers and online between 2003 and 2012. Customers are urged to stop using the seats and contact the company for details regarding a repair of the product. You can also get a replacement for the unsafe seats.
The next products included in a recall this week were the GE dishwashers. Several models including Adora, Eterna, Profile and Hotpoint were part of the recall, which was announced due to an electrical failure. There were 15 reports of dishwasher heating elements failing, which resulted in fires and property damage. The dishwashers were sold throughout various retailers, and in stores across the country from 2006-2009. Customers are urged to disconnect the dishwasher immediately and contact GE for a free in-home repair or rebate towards a new dishwasher.
Several food recalls were instigated including cantaloupes, Clif Bars, meat, cilantro, pinenuts, licorice, grape tomatoes, sandwich products,and pesto sea crackers.
The Canon EOS RebelT4i digital SLR camera was recalled due to a chemical in the rubber grips which may lead to skin irritation. One customer developed a rash after using the product. They were sold in various stores including Best Buy and Amazon between June and July. Those who purchased this product are urged to return it as soon as possible in order to get a replacement.
General Motors announced the recall of Chevy Express and GMC Savanna vehicles. They were sold throughout the country in states such as Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Jersey. The problem was discovered when it was found that contaminants may get stuck in the protective conduit which may lead to pipe corrosion, and the risk of a fire. GM will install a new fuel filler neck free for vehicle owners.
Finally, a Kawasaki motorcycle was recalled due to an engine leak. If the oil were to spill onto a back tire, a collision may result, according to news reports.
Approximately 795,000 Kemore dehumidifiers are being recalled by Sears, Roebuck and Co and Kmart Corporation due to causing hazards including overheating, smoking, melting, and catching fire. The chance of an injury due to a burn caused these products to be recalled, according to news reports. There have been nearly 107 reported cases of smoke inhalation injuries and property damage that equaled over $7 million. According to Consumer Reports, nearly 15 million appliance units were recalled over the past five years. This should serve as a reminder for customers to always be alert and pay attention to recalls in case their product was found to be defective.
The dehumidifiers involved in this recall were sold for around $140 in Sears and Kmart stores between 2003-2009. They are made of white plastic, and have the size of about 20 inches tall, 15 wide, and 13.5 depth. They have a Kenmore logo and were manufactured from 2003-2005. They can carry between 35-70 pints of water. A fan and humidity controls are located on the front panels, along with water buckets that load in the front. They also might include a remote control. There are several models included in the recall:
- 35-pint (2004) – 580.54351400
- 50-pint (2003) – 580.53509300
- 70-pint (2003) – 580.53701300
- 70-pint (2004) – 580.54701400
- 70-pint (2005) – 580.54701500
Customers who purchased this product are urged to turn it off and unplug it immediately in order to avoid any potential issues. The company where you purchased the product will provide a gift card to replace the cost of the product, which depends on what kind of product you purchased. Or they can deliver a check for the amount of the refund, along with a $25 Sears coupon to spend on a Kemore dehumidifier. For further information, customers can get in touch with the Recall Fullfillment Center. It is also highly advised that customers check to make sure their smoke detectors are properly functioning.
As a personal injury attorney, I hope nobody is adversely affected by this product. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by a defective product, you may want to discuss your claim with an attorney who can evaluate your claim and help protect and defend your legal rights. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can answer any questions you may have and guide you through all the legal processes associated with your case in order to get the best possible results. With a lawyer fighting for your rights, you’re more likely to get better results.
There are many hazards inside a home that everyone should be aware of, since they could lead to costs property damage or injury. “It’s important to be aware of these dangers and to take proper care to reduce risks and stay safe,” says Chris Hall, president of the replacement parts website. Here’s how with tips from Consumer Reports, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and RepairClinic. Fires due to clothing dryers were the reason for approximately 14,000 fires, 10 deaths, and $84 million in damages between 2002-2009, according to news reports. The fires were usually the result of a blocked dryer vent. “If you notice that it’s taking longer for your clothes to dry, it’s likely that lint is clogging the venting system,” says Hall. Always take precautions for your dryer by clearing the lint screen before or after each load, along the dryer vent, exhaust duct, and behind the dryer, where lint is also prone to building up. White vinyl venting is not considered safe anymore and homeowners should replace it with aluminum, or metal ducts.
Microwave ovens account for approximately two electrocution deaths per year, many due to do-it-yourself repairs on microwaves. They are extremely high voltage, which could be extremely dangerous if a customer touched the electrical parts, and the chances of electrical shock still exists even if the microwave is unplugged. Consumer Reports recommends purchasing a new unit if your old one breaks, since the cost of repairs are often equal to a new device. Walk-behind mower injuries also accounted for 40,000 injuries due to debris which became picked up by a lawn mower and thrown at the user. Consumer Reports advises customers to clear their lawn before starting to mow. Other ways to prevent this hazard is to check blades regularly for damage or dullness. They need to be replaced every one or two years. Children and pets should always be kept inside while the lawn mower is being operated, and never change the position of the deflector. Also check to make sure the protective rubber trail is working properly and there is no damage.
As a personal injury attorney, I hope everybody follows these safety tips to make sure their home is free from damage. If you believe you or a loved one were harmed by an unsafe product or recklessness, you may want to discuss your case with an attorney. When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case.
455,000 Chicco high chairs were recalled in the US due to the chances of children falling on the pegs or back legs, which may result in bruising or laceration. There have been 21 reports so far involving a child who was injured when the fell on the peg. Some injuries required stitches, said the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The unsafe product was pulled from the market after the injuries were reported. The products were sold in Toys R Us stores along with several online merchants including Amazon.com and Target.com. They were sold from January 2005 to July 2012 for approximately $100-150. The products have pegs on their back legs intended for storage. Their model number and date code are included on the recall website. They were manufactured before October 13, 2012. Customers are urged to return the product as soon as possible in order to get a repair kit, according to news reports.
As a personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with those who are harmed by an unsafe product such as this. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by a defective product, you may want to discuss your claim with an attorney who can evaluate your claim and help protect and defend your legal rights. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can answer your questions and help you through each step.
iSi North America is recalling the Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The white or gray top reusable bottles from the Starter Set (Model No. 1005) and the Bottle Set (Model No. 1006) are affected. The plastic bottles explode under pressure, causing cuts and injuries. The beverage system was sold from June 2010 to March 2012. Customers should discontinue use and return the product for a refund. They can also contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 or visit twistnsparkle.com.
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Over two million Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems have been recalled due to spontaneous tank shattering. Over three hundred tanks have burst and there have been fourteen reported injuries so far. “This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate® III Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic,” said a news release. Consumers should stop using this product right away and turn off any water supply going to the Flushmate III. It is illegal to resell this product for any value, according to news reports.
As a personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with those involved in this recall and I hope nobody is harmed due to this safety recall. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by an unsafe product, you may want to get in touch with an attorney who can evaluate your claim and help protect and defend your legal rights. When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve. An attorney can guide you through your case and work hard to process through all necessary legal paperwork and documentation. They want your case to proceed as efficiently as possible in order to get the best possible outcome for your personal injury claim.
If you have purchased the Bowflex 1090 Dumbells, you should stop using them immediately and contact Bowflex for a kit which will fix the issue. There is a problem with the dumbbells weight selector dial. This presents a really dangerous situation where the plates can actually fall off and cause serious injury. For a simple fix to this potentially dangerous situation, you can follow this link. Here you will find more complete information as well as contacts to help you get the replacement: Consumer Product Safety Commission. Around 17,000 were recalled altogether. They were made in China and sold for about $600 in 2011 throughout the country.
As a personal injury attorney, I hope that nobody is harmed by this unsafe product. I highly advise checking to see if you own the product included in the recall and returning it or having it fixed immediately. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by an unsafe product such as this, you may want to discuss your case with an attorney who can fully evaluate your claim, assess your case, and answer any legal questions you may have concerning your case. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can answer your questions and guide you through the necessary steps associated with your case. A lawyer can help make sure your case ends successfully.
A recall is being made by Cooper Lighting on Commercial Reflector Assembly’s with glass lenses due to them being an injury hazard. If you are a user of this product you should stop using it immediately. No injuries have been reported, but there is a very really possibility if the reflector falls on top of a person. If a person is a user of this product they should contact a maintenance person to check the fixture and then contact Cooper lighting for free replacement springs to fix the problem, according to news reports.
As a personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with those impacted by this recall. I hope you check to see if a product you own was included in this recall and make sure it is returned as soon as possible. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can walk you through all the necessary steps and make sure you get the results you deserve for your case. With a lawyer on your side, you will have someone fighting to protect your rights and give your case the attention it requires. They will help your case proceed more efficiently. An attorney can guide you through the legal processes and help make sure your case is given the full attention it needs in order to get the best results.