Consumer Product Recall Alert

Below is a list of consumer products that were recently recalled. While meant to be informative, please keep in mind that the list is not exhaustive. If you suspect that your consumer product may have been the subject of a recall, contact the store of purchase or manufacturer for more information. If a product has been malfunctioning, it is usually well advised to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer.

The following consumer products have recently been recalled:

  1. Aqua-Leisure Industries announced the recall of approximately 40,000 of its First Fitness® Trampolines with Handlebars. The recall is due to the potential for metal fatigue causing the handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall. So far no injuries have been reported.
  2. Kennedy International recently announced the recall of some 1.6 million of its Folding Step Stools, due to the potential to break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. There have been at least 15 reports of incidents involving step stools cracking or breaking, including three reports of injuries to consumers using the stools. Injuries included two reports of back injuries and one report of a fractured leg.
  3. Kolcraft Enterprises  announced the recall of 46,000 of its Kolcraft Tender Vibes & Light Vibes bassinets, because the latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear to be locked in place but still remain unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, causing the bassinet to fall and the infant to be injured. There have been seven reports of latches that detached from the bassinet frame. In one case an  infant received a bruised cheek when the bassinet detached from the metal frame and landed sideways on the floor with the infant inside.
  4. Wal-Mart announced the recall of 92,000 of Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines because the netting surrounding these trampolines can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured. There have been at least 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.
  5. Dorel Juvenile Group,  also referred to as Safety 1st, announced the recall of around 183,000 toilet locks and 685,000 cabinet locks. Children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing the risk of drowning. The cabinet locks are being recalled because young children can disengage the lock, posing the risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items stored in the cabinet. There have been 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure the lid, including eight reports of children, under the age of two, who were able to disengage or break the lock. There have additionally been 278 reports of cabinet locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including 71 reports of children between the ages of eight months and five years old who were able to disengage the cabinet locks. In one of the reported incidents, a 13-month-old boy swallowed small, toxic beads from a craft kit. The child was admitted to the hospital, observed overnight and released the next day.

Recalled products images:

First Fitness Trampoline:

Picture of Recalled Children’s Trampoline

Kennedy International Folding Step Stool:

Picture of recalled Kennedy International 13-inch step stools

Kolcraft Bassinet:

Picture of KB021-ARC- Tender Vibes Travel Bassinet (lime green cover)Picture of KB039-CMR1- Tender Vibes Deluxe Rocking Bassinet (polka dot cover)Picture of KB022-VER- Tender  Vibes Travel Bassinet

Sportspower Trampoline:

Picture of recalled trampoline

Safety 1st Cabinet and Toilet Locks:

Picture of recalled Cabinet Slide Lock Picture of recalled Sure Fit Toilet Lock

What to to if You or a Loved One Has Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has become injured or you have sustained property damage as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation. Manufacturers are responsible for the damages that their defective products cause. Potential damages may include things such as medical bills, or awards for pain and suffering. You should contact an experienced products liability attorney to discuss your potential legal claims.