Cars, children's toys, household products and everything else we buy can come with some serious risks for injury and/or death. The truth of the matter is that each and every day, there are products that wind up on the recall list with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Our Orange County personal injury lawyers understand that defective products injure about 3 million Americans each and every year. To make matters even worse, there are about 20,000 who are killed.
Children are extremely vulnerable in these cases as they're not able to detect these defects as easily as adults. Because of this, there are more than 220,000 children injured from defective products each and every year. Some of the recalls can be as big and as serious as the one from 2006 from Toyota in which there were nearly 1.5 million cars recalled. It's so serious that about 7 percent of all personal injury lawsuits are product liability cases. These kinds of sits actually have the second highest average settlement payout. These cases, on average, come with settlements of about $300,000.
To help to keep you and your family safe, we're asking adults to keep an eye on the CPSC's recall list. For now, we're here to offer you some of the latest product recalls.
Recalls and Product Safety News
Graco®-branded Avalon Glider Rockers Recalled by LaJobi:
Close to 35, 000 of these rockers have been recalled another 6,000 CNS Box 2/Katelyn glider rockers have been recalled by LaJobi, Inc., of Cranbury, N.J. because the base of the rocker can break and can serve as a serious fall hazard for children. There have already been more than 25 reports of these rockers breaking. One injury has been reported. If you have one of these chairs, you're urged to call the company at (888) 266-2848 for information on how to get your free replacement base.
Electric Ranges Recalled by LG Electronics:
More than 160,000 Electric Ranges have been recalled by LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea because there's a chance that the ranges won't turn off after you've turned the switch off. When the temps increase, burn hazards and injuries result. LG has already gotten close to 100 reports of this happening. If you have one of these ranges, you're urged to get in touch with LG to schedule an in-home repair at no cost to you. Call the company at (855) 400-4638.
Double Dazzler Light Show Toys Recalled by Imagine Nation Books:
Imagine Nation Books, of Louisville, Colorado has recalled nearly 1,700 Double Dazzler Light Shows because the batteries inside the toys can overheat and can serve as a serious burn hazard to users. There have already been 5 overheating incidents reported. If you have this product, you're urged to stop using it immediately and contact the company by calling (800) 917-0213. Call for a full refund.
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.
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