SoCal Consumers Turn to SaferProducts to Reduce Injury Risks

March 19, 2013,

It's SaferProducts' Birthday! And that's something to celebrate. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), SaferProducts.org just turned 2 as it continues to warn consumers about the dangers of defective products.

Over the last 2 years, the organization has posted over 13,500 consumer product safety-related reports. Many of these reports involved products common in many of our homes.
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Our Los Angeles product liability attorneys are asking you to make today your SaferProducts Day. We're asking you to look through the list of federal recalls and reports and rid your home of dangerous products. Checking this recalls list frequently can help to keep your home and your family members safe.

To help you and your family get started, we're going to offer some information on the latest recalls. Review our list, and check the others to prevent unnecessary accidents, injuries -- and even deaths. Share this information with your loves ones to help to keep them safe, too.

Imaginarium Activity Walker Recalled by Toys R Us:

This walker has been recalled because officials have learned that the small bolt and the spacer than works to attach each of the front wheels can come undone. These small pieces serve as serious choking hazards to young children. Recalled walkers are marked with "Toys 'R' Us 5F5E972." If you have one of these toys, you're asked to take it from your child immediately and to call Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 for information on a refund.

Wall Mounted Fireplaces Recalled by Bluworld/Nu-Flame:

If you overfill or spill the fuel while you're trying to refill the fireplace fuel cups can cause the up to be ejected. This is a serious fire hazard to users and property nearby. The company has already received to reports of this happening. Property damage was done to a user's clothing, bedding and a nearby pet bed. Luckily there have been no injuries reported. If you have this fireplace, you're asked to stop using it immediately and to call the company at (888) 499-5433 for information of a free repair.

Garlic Slicers Recalled by The Pampered Chef:

These kitchen utensils have been recalled -- and for good reason. CPSC officials have learned that the blades on these devices can come detached and can serve as a serious laceration hazard to the user. The Pampered Chef has already received close to 25 incident reports and even one serious injury. If you have this utensil, you're urged to stop using it immediately and call the company at (877) 917-2433 for information on a replacement product.

Products can be dangerous for a number of reasons, including design defects, manufacturing flaws and even a failure to warm consumers. The truth of it all is that you have the right to purchase safe products without fear of injury. And what's where SaferProducts.gov steps in -- to help to inform you and keep you safe.

If you or a loved one has been injured in be a defective product, contact HOWARD LAW P.C. for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (800) 872-5925.

More Blog Entries:

CPSC Stops Dangers from Entering Your Home, California Injury Lawyers Blog, February 1, 2013

Defective Products: Risking Your Family's Safety, California Injury Lawyers Blog, November 16, 2012