We all like to trust that the items we buy will be safe when used in the manner in which they were intended. However, that’s not always the case. At McIntyre Law, we understand that some products are downright dangerous–even when used properly—because of either a manufacturing or design defect. That’s why we are always here to advocate for you; the team at McIntyre Law has recovered millions of dollars for clients injured as a result of defective products, both large and small. Of course, the best-case scenario is not to get injured, at all… so let’s take a look at some of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recent product recalls so that you and your family can stay safe.
Home Product Recalls
Blinds To Go Recall. Blinds To Go custom window shades have been recalled by the manufacturer because the chain or cord loop can slip out of the holding device, which could present a strangulation hazard for a young child. The recalled shades were sold in Blinds To Go showrooms and online from January 2009 to November 2014 for between $60 and $770. If you have a Blinds To Go product that might be subject to the recall, you can visit the Blinds To Go website or call (800) 254-6377 so that the company can send you the improved version of the part.
Linon Home Décor Patio Chairs Recall. These chairs, which come as part of Linon Home Décor’s outdoor wood bistro sets, can unexpectedly tip over and cause a fall hazard. These chairs have been sold individually and as part of the table and chairs set, and the manufacturer has received reports that four consumers have fallen as a result of tipping chairs. These products were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Wayfair, Home Goods, Marshalls, Old Time Pottery and T.J. Maxx from February 2014 to February 2015 for about $30 for each chair or $150 for the table and chairs set. If you own one of these chairs and would like a refund, you can call (800) 262-1852 or visit the Linon website.
Westinghouse Shade Holder Recall. These 3¼-inch round glass ceiling-mounted light fixtures by Westinghouse Lighting include a pull chain that is incorrectly wired, which poses a shock hazard to the consumer. The model number is 70242 and the product date code is 2014 APR, which is stamped on the bottom of the holder. These fixtures were sold at Home Depot stores from August 2014 to January 2015 and cost about $12. If you purchased one of these fixtures, please call (888) 417-6222 or visit the Westinghouse website.
Dirt Devil Hand Vac Turbo Recall. The Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool accessory has been recalled because it can break and pose a risk of laceration to either the user or a bystander, since it could eject itself from the tool housing. This is an attachment to the corded Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac and includes a turbine fan and brush roll with bristles. Specifically, the recall addresses “Royal” model number 08225. If you own one of these devices, you should stop using the Turbo Tool accessory and call Royal Appliance at (888) 393-2063 or visit Dirt Devil online.
Baby and Children’s Product Recalls
Stokke Trailz Stroller Recall. The handles on these strollers have been known to break while in use, which presents a fall hazard to an infant riding in the stroller. These strollers were sold between November 2014 and December 2014 for about $1,300 at various online and other retailers. If you own this stroller model, visit Stokke’s safety announcement or call (877) 978-6553.
Dream on Me 2-in-1 Bassinet Recall. This bassinet-to-cradle has been recalled because the fabric sides can lower, which poses a risk that an infant could either fall out or become trapped and suffocate. These bassinets were sold online at Amazon, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, ToysRUs.com and Kohls.com from May 2012 to October 2014 and retail for about $60. For more information about this recall, visit dreamonme.com or call (877) 201-4317.
In recent days, there have also been several recalls of children’s clothing items for violating federal flammability standards, including Lands’ End pajamas, K.J. Sportswear California pajamas and KTM North America pajamas.
For more information on these or any other recalled consumer products, check out the Recalls section of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, McIntyre Law can help get you the compensation you deserve, so call us today at (877) 917-5250.