When a product manufacturer becomes aware of a defect in one of its products, they must take action to prevent injuries to end users. Typically, a manufacturer will issue a recall for the affected items, if possible, and cease production of that type of product until the company can identify the cause of the defect and correct it. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes all product recall information so American consumers can keep track of the latest recall information and identify defective products they may have purchased.
Recent Product Recalls
The CPSC recently published product recall information for the month of February:
DeWalt recalled about 130,000 of their electric drills on February 5, 2019 due to an electric shock hazard.
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Campers. Fisher-Price recalled about 45,000 of these electric children’s toys on February 5, 2019 due to a risk of the accelerator pedal sticking, causing the vehicle to continue to run after the operator removed his or her foot from the pedal.
Dell Hybrid Power Adapters
Dell recalled nearly 9,000 of these items on February 6, 2019 due to a defect in the casing that could cause it to break and expose the internal components, posing a risk of electric shock.
Solar Inverters from Delta Electronics
Delta recalled about 3,000 of these products on February 7, 2019 due to a risk of fire hazard. Faulty capacitors in these products could cause heat to build inside them and possibly cause explosions with a risk of fire and impact injury.
Target Toddler Boots
Retailer Target recalled almost 34,000 pairs of unicorn-themed toddler boots on February 12, 2019; the unicorn horns on the boots can easily detach and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Shop LC Disco Ball LED Light
Shop LC issued a recall for about 5,000 of these products on February 13, 2019. The battery can easily overheat while charging, posing a fire and burn risk.
PurpleAir Power Adapters for Air Sensors
On February 14, 2019 PurpleAir issued a recall for about 4,300 of these products due to a burn and fire hazard from power supplies overheating.
CVB LUCID Folding Mattress-Sofas
Manufacturer CVB recalled about 86,000 of these products on February 14, 2019 due to a violation of the Federal Mattress Flammability Standard.
Turkey Fryers from Academy Sports + Outdoors
This recall issued on February 19, 2019 affects about 3,000 of these products due to a defective spout that can cause hot oil to pour out of the unit, posing a severe burn and fire hazard.
Crate and Barrel Holiday Milk Bottles
Crate and Barrel recalled about 17,000 units of this product on February 20, 2019 due to a laceration risk posed by the included straw cracking and breaking.
SRAM Bicycle Gear Hubs
SRAM recalled nearly 8,000 of their bicycle gear hubs on February 21, 2019 due to a crash hazard; the brakes in the device can fail while riding.
Shearwater Driving Transmitters
Shearwater recalled about 1,000 of these products on February 21, 2019 due to a drowning hazard. When using two transmitters in the same dive the devices can fail to signal tank pressure, posing a potential drowning threat to divers.
JumpSport Mini Trampolines
JumpSport issued a recall notice for about 14,000 of these mini trampoline units on February 24, 2019 and provided revised instructions and warning labels for customer use due to an issue with the trampoline frame snapping and striking the user.
D&D Futon Furniture Sleeper Chair Folding Foam Beds
D&D recalled about 800 of these units on February 26, 2019 due to a violation of the Federal Mattress Flammability Standard.
When a product manufacturer issues a recall, it will generally offer a free repair or replacement of the defective product or issue a refund of the purchase price if necessary. While some manufacturers may be able to contact the buyers of a defective product directly, this is not always possible. If you recently purchased any product on this list, visit the CPSC website for more detailed recall information and stop using the product immediately.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a defective product, contact the Phoenix product liability lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. We can help.