October 2020 Product Recalls

November 16, 2020

Product recalls are important to keep track of as a consumer in Arizona. A recalled product has a known defect that could present a serious injury risk to you or your child. Every day, the Consumer Product Safety Commission posts the latest product recalls. If any of the items on October 2020’s list injured you, contact a Phoenix product liability attorney at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. for a free consultation.

Westinghouse Lighting and HKC Fans Ceiling Fans

Both Westinghouse Lighting and HKC Fans recalled ceiling fans in October due to impact injury and laceration hazards. On the Westinghouse Lighting Outdoor Ceiling Fan, the blades may crack or break, posing an impact hazard. The remedy is a free replacement blade kit. On the HKC Fans’ Harbor Breeze Kingsbury Ceiling Fan, the light globe can break loose, posing impact and laceration hazards. The remedy is new marketing materials to ensure correct installation.

Crate and Barrel and CB2 Bookcases

Two different companies recalled bookcases for the same defect; an issue that could cause the bookcases to collapse on top of consumers. The first is the Crate and Barrel Danish Tall Bookcases (2,100) units. The second is the CB2 Trace Brass Bookcase (400 units). Both companies are offering full refunds.

Jakks Pacific Morfboard Skate & Scoot Scooters

On October 21, Jakks Pacific recalled about 162,300 units of the Morfboard Skate & Scoot Scooters due to a problem with its Y handlebar. The company received 18 reports of the Y-shaped handlebars breaking, with one child injury reported (a bloody nose). The remedy is to take the scooter away from children and contact the company for a replacement T handlebar.

Bed Bath & Beyond SALT Lounge Chairs

A model of SALT Lounge Chairs by Bed Bath & Beyond entered the recall list due to a defect in the chair’s locking mechanism that can cause it to disengage, leading to the frame collapsing and related fall hazards. The recall impacts about 10,000 units and came after 19 reports of chairs breaking with 4 reports of minor injuries. The remedy is to stop using the chair and return it for a full refund.

Schneider Electric Surgeloc™ Surge Protection Devices

About 47,250 Schneider Electric Surgeloc™ Surge Protection Devices were recalled on October 28 due to a potential arc event and fire hazard. The remedy is to stop using the surge protector and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement item.

Mueller Austria Onion Choppers

Mueller Austria recalled 106,000 of its Onion Chopper Pros for a serious laceration hazard. Model number M-700 has a defect in which the locking tab can become detached while in use, potentially putting hands and fingers in front of the blades. The company has so far received 266 accident reports with 137 laceration injuries. It recommends immediately ceasing the use of the chopper and contacting the company for a free replacement model.

Serena & Lily Nash Convertible Crib

Serena & Lily recalled its Nash Convertible Crib on October 29, 2020, for an issue with the product that can cause the leg to become partially detached from the headboard and footboard of the crib. This poses a potential fall and injury hazard to infants. The recall affects about 260 units and the company recommends calling for a free repair, plus a $250 coupon.

Rocky Mountain Oils Wintergreen Essential Oil and Oil Blends

Rocky Mountain Oils recalled one of its products, Wintergreen Essential Oil and Oil Blends, due to a failure to meet the federal government’s child-resistant packaging requirements. This defect leads to a risk of child poisoning. The remedy is to keep it out of reach of children and contact the company for a free replacement lid. Another product recalled in October for the same defect is Prestone Products Antifreeze.

Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today

These are only highlights from the recalled products posted in October 2020. If any type of product with a design, manufacture or marketing defect injured you, contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights. The company may owe you financial compensation.