A number of recent product recalls have been reported by the CPSC. Many of these defective products can cause burn injuries and some have already caused personal injury to consumers:
*On May 4, Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors were recalled. 30 reports of fires caused by the motors have been reported, although no reports of burn injuries have been reported at this time. Customers can call Coast Spas at (877) 534-5255 for more information about the recall.
*On May 2, Char-Broil two-burner gas grills were recalled. The affected models have an incorrect heat shield, which poses a burn injury risk to customers. The grills were sold across the country between January and March of this year. Customers who may be affected by this recall can call Char-Broil at (866) 671-7988 for assistance.
*On April 26, 300 000 Holmes Oil-Filled Electric heaters were recalled when it was found that an inadequate electrical connection can cause the unit to overheat. The company has received numerous complaints about the heaters and reports of four home fires caused by the units. Holmes models with the model numbers HOH2505 and HOH2520 are affected by the recall.
*On April 26, a new laptop battery recall was issued. The battery affected is an Acer Incorporated lithium-ion battery made by Sony. The product may overheat and cause fire. Acer laptop computers sold in the United States and Canada between May 2004 and November 2006 are affected by the recall. Customers can get more information by calling Acer at (800) 503-2330. Since last year, more than 10 million notebook batteries around the world have been recalled. Laptop customers may want to check their laptop battery manufacturer’s website or contact the CPSC just to be on the safe side.
New recalls are reported each day. While it is a good idea for customers to stay aware of possible dangers of the products they buy, it is also important for customers to keep in mind that manufacturers, retailers, and importers are responsible for selling safe products. If you or a loved one has been harmed or injured by a defective product, consult a good Florida attorney to get the legal help you deserve. Call 1- 800-535-2962 (1 800 5 FLAXMAN); we can help you understand all your legal options.