Every year, serious product defects injure and kill thousands of consumers. Product defects are mistakes in the item’s design, manufacture or marketing. If a company discovers a product defect, it must issue a recall. If a recalled item from November 2020’s list injured you or a loved one, contact a Phoenix product liability lawyer for advice. The company may owe you compensation.
Bicycles and Bicycle Helmets
Santa Cruz Bicycles recalled almost 3,000 units of its Nomad 4a and Juliana Aluminum bicycles in black due to a fall injury risk. The company received four reports of the aluminum bicycle frames bending and buckling, with no known injuries. Quality Bicycle Products also recalled a bicycle – the Salsa Cutthroat GRZ series bicycle, GRZ 600, for an issue with the fork legs that can pose a fall risk. In addition, Any Volume recalled about 660 bicycle helmets for a failure to comply with federal safety standards. The defect poses a risk of head injuries in accidents.
Polaris recalled about 18,400 units of its 2020 Polaris RZR PRO XP Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles due to a defect with the clutch. After receiving 136 reports of clutch failure – including several reports of clutch components ejecting and damaging other parts of the vehicle – Polaris has warned consumers to immediately stop using the vehicles and contact the company for free repairs.
Chargers, power banks and other electrical items often have recalls for electric shock, electrocution, overheating, fire and burn injury hazards. On November 10, 2020, Ring recalled its 2nd Generation Video Doorbells due to a defect that can cause a fire hazard. A few weeks later, Towsleys recalled about 1,500 units of its 3-in-1 Qi wireless chargers, power banks and travel chargers due to a fire hazard. InvoSpa Heated Blankets also had a recall for an electrical defect. Sold exclusively at Amazon.com, InvoSpa’s heated blankets come with a risk of overheating, along with related fire and burn injury hazards.
Many everyday household items can contain defects that make them unreasonably dangerous for users. Several products meant for use as household items or home decor were recalled in November 2020.
- RH Wine Barrel Chandeliers. A defect with the hardware used to hang these chandeliers can break, causing the chandeliers to fall and injure people down below.
- Lidl US Powerfix Steel Shelving Units. Lidl US had to recall about 4,000 units due to tip-over and entrapment hazards.
- Sunbeam Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker. A potential burn hazard led to a recall of about 914,430 crock-pots. The defective parts can pressurize and cause the lid to detach while in use.
- Zinus Bunk Beds. Zinus recalled about 26,000 bunk beds on November 12 for welding that can come apart, potentially causing the bed to collapse.
- Sunjoy Fire Pit Tables. Sunjoy Fire Pit Tables, sold only at Big Lots, pose a fire hazard due to an incorrectly installed burner kit hose.
Other recalled household items in November 2020 include a YETI Travel Mug for a lid defect, Walker Edison Chests for tip-over and entrapment hazards, Coulter Ventures Rogue Home Timers due to fire hazards, and a three-wick SONOMA Goods for Life Candle for fire and burn hazards.
Infant and Child Items
Parents and guardians should look out for recalled Eco Baby Spoons and Forks for a potential choking hazard to young children. The Eco Baby Spoons and Forks, along with the Eco Feeding Spoon, could break into pieces while in use, causing a choking hazard. Two other recalls that could put infants and children at risk are the Bolek’s Craft Supply recall on Wintergreen Essential Oils for a cap that does not meet packaging standards and Target’s recall on Toddler Boots for a toggle that can detach from the lace and pose a choking hazard.
If a defective product of any kind injures you or a loved one, contact the product liability lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. for a free consultation.