The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reannouncing the November 2004 recall of approximately 223,600 York International gas furnaces for manufactured homes due to continuing concerns over a fire hazard-causing defect. The gas furnace may overheat, causing the heat-exchanger to crack, exposing the flames to the home’s structure and inside finish (e.g., drywall, etc.). This can cause a smoke and/or fire injury hazard to consumers.
Although no injuries have been reported, York has received 393 incident reports, including several involving substantial property damage. 366 of these reports were received after the initial recall in November 2004.
The affected products were sold nationwide as original and replacement equipment in manufactured homes between 1995 and 2000. They include Red T, Coleman Excon, and Coleman brand furnaces. All are silver with white access panels and include the brand name on the middle of the front access panel. The model number may be found on a faceplate behind both front access panels, on the left inside surface behind the lower panel. The recalled model numbers include the following:
Consumers should stop using the recalled furnaces immediately and contact Unitary Products Group (UPG) of York International Corp. to schedule a no-cost inspection and repair of the furnace.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in New Jersey as the result of an appliance defect, you may have cause for legal action. The knowledgeable defective appliance attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden have decades of experience handling complicated product liability claims, and can help you determine whether your potential claim may have merit. Contact us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Honda Motor Company is recalling 974 vehicles due to a defect in the passenger-side or driver-side side curtain airbag inflator, which may fail to deploy in a collision. Airbag deployment failure increases the risk of serious injury in the event of an auto accident. The recall involves model year 2012 Crosstour, Accord, Civic, and Acura MDX vehicles.
Honda will replace the passenger-side or driver-side side curtain airbag as necessary at no-cost. For additional information, owners can call Honda at (800) 999-1009 and/or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
Airbags are essential pieces of safety equipment and can protect vehicle occupants from serious injury in the case of an accident. However, when airbags malfunction or are otherwise defective, they not only may fail to protect the vehicle occupants from injury in a crash, but may also potentially cause injuries themselves. Failure to deploy and inadvertent deployment are the most common defects associated with airbags and can result in serious injuries.
When a consumer buys a car, he or she trusts that it has been sufficiently safety tested and that every component is in proper working order and designed/fit for the purpose intended. Manufacturers rely upon that trust of consumers, and need to produce their products comporting with safety and other industry standards so that they function properly and safely.
If you have been injured as the result of an airbag defect, you may be able to pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered. Contact the experienced airbag defect lawyers in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden to determine whether your potential claim may have merit, at (973) 635-5400.
The Southern California-based company BSH Home Appliances Corp. is recalling approximately 835,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), due to a defect in the T-Disc that holds the tea or coffee. This defect can cause hot liquid and tea leaves or coffee grounds to be sprayed onto the user and bystanders, posing a significant burn hazard.
The CPSC has received 140 reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, tea leaves, or coffee grounds, including 37 incidents of consumers and/or bystanders sustaining second-degree burn injuries. One such incident occurred in Minnesota and involved a 10-year-old girl who had to be hospitalized due to second-degree burns to her neck and face.
The recalled Tassimo brewers include those with the Bosch brand name as well as Tassimo Professional brewers. They were sold at various department, home improvement, and mass merchandise stores across the nation, as well as on a variety of websites from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Professional model was sold directly to food service providers and hotels, which will be contacted about the recall directly.
The recalled products include the following: Bosch brand Tassimo brewers, sold in white, black, gray, anthracite, red, silver, titanium and white/gray colors, with model numbers that begin with: TAS100, TAS451, TAS200, TAS46, and TAS651, and date codes FD 8806 through FD 9109; and Tassimo Professional brand brewers, sold only in black, with model number TAS6512CUL and date codes FD 8905 through FD 9109.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brewers and contact Tassimo for a no-cost replacement T Disc holder. Consumers may order the replacement holder online at www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call the firm at (866) 918-8763.
Burn injuries are not only painful and potentially disfiguring, but can result in a number of other illnesses and conditions related to infection and shock. Burns may leave a person disabled and unable to be employed. Severe burn injuries may require skin grafting surgeries and other treatment including physical therapy.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn or any other injury as the result of a defective product, you may be able to pursue claims for your injuries and related losses. Contact the dedicated NJ defective consumer product attorneys at Blume Goldfaden to learn more about your legal rights and potential options. Call (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of approximately 28,000 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers due to a defect in the front wheel. This defect may cause the wheel to break at the axle hub, resulting in “stroller tip,” posing a fall hazard. The CPSC has received reports of 36 incidents where the front wheel cracked, two of which included minor injuries as the result of the stroller tipping.
The recalled strollers were sold online at Bumbleride.com and other online retailers as well as at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product retail stores nationwide from January 2009 to January 2012 for between $500 and $700.
The recall includes Bumbleride Indie Strollers with model numbers I-205, I-110, and I-107 and a date of manufacture (DOM) from January 2009 through August 2011. They were sold in a variety of colors. The DOM is located on a white rectangular sticker on the side of the seat frame. The recalled Bumbleride Indie Twin Strollers include model numbers IT-305, IT-111, and IT-108 and were also manufactured from January 2009 through August 2011. The DOM for the twin strollers is located on a white rectangular sticker on the underside of the handle.
Consumers of the recalled strollers should stop using them immediately and contact Bumbleride for a front wheel retrofit kit at no cost. For additional information, consumers may visit www.support.bumbleride.com or can contact Bumbleride at (800) 530-3930 or online at email@example.com.
If your child has suffered injury as the result of a defective stroller or other child product, you may be entitled to pursue claims for compensation. Contact the experienced defective consumer product lawyers in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden to determine the potential merit of your claim at (973) 635-5400.
February is Heart Health Month, and organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are teaming up to kick off nationwide campaigns which encourage Americans to get their heart health checked – especially if they have risk factors for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number-one killer of both men and women in the United States. One in four women will die of heart disease or a medical event caused by heart disease, such as a heart attack. Heart disease takes more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. There is no cure for heart disease, but early diagnosis, changes in lifestyle, and surgery or simple medications can go a long way toward protecting you from a significant cardiac event.
Most doctors take heart health issues of all kinds seriously, and will work with a patient to properly diagnose heart disease, and make every effort to preserve or improve heart health.
Failure to diagnose or properly treat heart disease can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness as the result of medical negligence, the experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Blume Goldfaden may be able to assist you in investigating and pursuing your potential claim. Contact the lawyers at Blume Goldfaden to learn whether your claim may have merit at (973) 635-5400.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of 14,220 child safety seats by Britax Child Safety, Inc. due to a defect in the harness adjuster, which can cause it to detach from the shell of the seat. Consequently the child may not be restrained properly and suffers an increased risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.
The recalled child safety seats were produced from September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011 and include the following Chaperone child restraint system models and colors:
- E9L692J, Black/Silver
- E9L692L, Cowmooflage
- E9L692K, Red
- E9L692M, Green
Britax will notify owners of the recalled child safety seats and provide repair kits at no cost. The recall is expected to begin, and repair kits expected to be mailed, on or about February 6, 2012. If the harness adjuster detaches before this date, the seat will be replaced. For additional information, owners may call Britax at (888) 427-4829, and/or the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236.
Defects in products can be the result of a manufacturer’s negligence in using poor quality materials, poor design, or errors in the manufacturing process. If a child suffers injury as the result of such negligence, then the at-fault manufacturer may be held liable for any losses the child and/or the family suffers..
If your child has been injured by a defective child restraint system in New Jersey, or any product, you may have cause to pursue legal action. Contact the dedicated New Jersey car seat defects lawyers at Blume Goldfaden at (973) 635-5400 to determine whether your claim may have merit.
Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 68,763 tires as the result of a defect in the bead area, which is near the rim of the tire. This defect may eventually cause a crack in the bead area. If left undetected, this crack may result in tire failure, and a potential loss of control of the vehicle; and injury related motor vehicle accidents.
The recalled tires were manufactured from September 20, 2009 through November 6, 2010 and include Toyo Extensa A/S tires, size P225/60R16 97T. Toyo will notify owners of the recalled tires and replace them at no cost. The expected start date of this recall is about February 2, 2012. For additional information, owners may call Toyo Tire at (800) 442-8696, as well as the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
The only part of a vehicle that actually touches the ground is the tires, making them one of the most important components of an automobile. If a tire fails while the vehicle is in motion, it is possible that the driver may lose control of the vehicle, resulting in single or multi-vehicle collisions. The potential for injuries is great, which is why tire manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the tires produced use an appropriate manufacturing process and quality materials. Manufacturers which do not ensure the quality of their tires may be held liable for any injury or fatal accident that is caused by negligence in their production of the tires.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey vehicle accident caused by defective tires, the experienced tire defects attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden can help you understand your legal rights and options. Contact us at (973) 635-5400 to discuss your potential claim.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ohio-based Big Lots, Inc. is recalling approximately 43,700 floor lamps due to a defect which may cause wiring in the lamp’s light sockets to become exposed, increasing the risk of electric shock to consumers. Additionally, using standard 40 watt light bulbs, which are recommended, can cause excessive heat, which may subsequently melt the plastic shades over the light bulbs.
The Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps are approximately five feet tall and have five adjustable lights attached to flexible metal tubes at the top of a chrome or gunmetal-colored metal pole. The lights themselves are covered by multi-colored plastic or dark plastic shades. The affected lamps use standard CFL or incandescent light bulbs and have a label with the “G-1843-5” model number affixed underneath the base. The recalled product SKU numbers include: 612008982, 612007829, and 612007239.
The recalled floor lamps were sold from April 2010 through November 2011 exclusively at Big Lots stores across the country for between $30 and $50. Consumers should stop using them immediately and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund of the purchase price.
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