The following consumer products have recently been recalled. Please follow the links to learn more information about the individual recalls, including which specific lots are subject to the recall.
As a general matter, especially considering that many of the recalls involve electrical problems, consumers are usually best advised to stop using the recalled products, and contact the relevant manufacturer or store of purchase immediately to arrange for a refund or exchange of the affected product. Recalled products include:
- American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. recently announced the recall of 227,000 of its LED Night Light. An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The company has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. So far no injuries have been reported.
- Leggett & Platt Power recently announced the recall of over 25,000 of its foundations or adjustable bases for mattresses. The recall was initiated because the electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating and posing a potential fire hazard. The company has received 29 complaints of overheating in the electronic motor control board located in a housing underneath the deck of the power foundation. So far, no injuries or property damage have been reported.
- Great American Opportunities has announced the recall of over 14,000 of its Arena Lamp, because the electrical design and construction of the lamps poses a potential risk of an electric shock to consumers. The company has received one report of a lamp power cord detaching inside the lamp housing, but so far no injuries have been reported.
- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc. announced the recall of some 900,000 of its Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks, due to potential lock failure, allowing children access to dangerous items. The company has received has received 200 reports of locks failing. Of the reported incidents, 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet’s contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were then treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.
What to do if you Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product
If you or a loved one has been injured or incurred property damage as a result of one of the recalled products listed above, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses or other costs incurred as a result. If you feel you have been affected by a recalled product, you should contact an experienced products liability attorney, to pursue your potential claim.
In addition to finding out more about LawInfo’s products liability and defective products resources, you can also find information on this blog regarding other recently recalled products by clicking on the recall or dangerous/defective product category tabs.
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