Avoid Winter-Related Recalled Products, Stay Safe

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on January 6, 2012

Every year, people are injured by defective or unsafe products nationwide, and every season, there is a particular group of recalled products that should be avoided.

This winter, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to check if the winter weather-related product they plan to purchase or use had been previously recalled. Some of the cold weather-related recalled products that consumers should avoid for their own safety and that of their family include:

  1. Meijer Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters – 13,000 units were recalled due to a defect in the oscillating mechanism which could short out, posing a fire hazard.
  2. Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze, and Comfort Essentials Heaters – 2.2 million units were recalled due to a malfunction that could cause smoking, burning, overheating, melting, and fire.
  3. Lasko Portable Electric Heaters – 107,500 units were recalled due to a defect in an electrical connection in the base of the unit, which can overheat, melt, and subsequently expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard.
  4. Honeywell Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats – 77,000 units were recalled due to an overheating defect which could cause them to smoke and melt, posing a burn injury hazard to consumers.
  5. GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters – 90,600 units were recalled due to an electrical component defect in which the component could fail, posing a fire hazard.

Unfortunately defective products are often not recalled in a timely manner before having already caused numerous injuries.

At Blume Forte, our experienced defective consumer product attorneys in New Jersey are committed to investigating and comprehensively pursuing meritorious claims for our injured clients.

If you have been injured by a defective or unsafe product in New Jersey, contact us at (973) 635-5400 to discuss your potential claim.

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