Recall lists are forever expanding
We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep track of any recalls announced on an item you may own. Although they may not be big in the news there are constant updates on recall lists made by the Consumer Safety Products Commission (CSPC). The following are just a few of the latest recalls announced on this ever populating list.
NPD Furniture: Abby Dining Chair
The Abby Dining Chair, sold at various home furnishing retailers nationwide between July 2014 and November 2014, has been recalled because the legs of the chair breaking unexpectedly. This potentially creates a falling hazard. The chair sold for $200, and has dark brown wooden legs with either gray or green fabric, including a black or white edge piping. It is about 36 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The chair itself has no identifying labels, but the SKU numbers are printed on the product packaging and are as follows:
The company has received four reports of the legs breaking, but there have been no reported injuries. Consumers should stop use of the product immediately and contact NPD Furniture for a full refund.
Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Resistance Trainers
This leash-type device provides resistance during a workout or training session, and was sold from January 2013 through December 2014. The product has been recalled due to a weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can that can break during use. If this was to happen the resistance trainer’s flexible cord will quickly and unexpectedly retract, most likely hitting an exercise partner who is holding the other end. There have been three reports of the weld on the resistance trainer breaking and resulting in serious injuries, including a laceration, blunt trauma to a lower leg, and a puncture wound. The products being recalled has “SKLZ” followed by an arrow printed on the belt, but belts where the arrow comes before the “SKLZ” are not included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled resistance trainers, and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement, including free shipping.
Olympic Mountain Products: Tealight Wax Warmers
This item has been recalled due to the fact that the tealights in the warmers can burn with a high or erratic flame. This issue makes the product a fire and a burn hazard. The tealight warmers were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide between the months of August and October 2014. “Essenza” is printed on the front of the packaging and Costco item number #852473 is printed on the sides of the packaging.
Consumers should stop using the product, and return it to Costco for a full refund. Costco is contacting customers directly.
If you own any of these items it is extremely important to follow the recall instructions, and stop using the product. If you have been injured by a defective product don’t hesitate to call us at the LaBovick Law Group for a free consultation.
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