Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego know that companies are making new products every day that are meant to do good for consumers. Whether it’s food or furniture, these products need to be made properly to avoid personal injury or wrongful death from defective products. Unfortunately, products aren’t created perfectly all the time, and when they aren’t, recalls need to be issued to keep injuries or wrongful deaths from happening.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued several products liability recalls this week about several products whose side effects range from food-born illness to broken bones in children.
About 1,000 “Diane” drop-side cribs distributed by Caramia Furniture of Mississaugua, Ontario and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard of Toronto were recalled. Slats on the drop-side may detach from top and bottom rails possibly leading to fall or entrapment hazards. No personal injuries have been reported, but the company has gotten 18 reports of those slats detaching.
Pier 1 Imports of Fort Worth, Texas recalled about 40,000 silver glitter tea lights and gold glitter tea lights due to a potential fire hazard. According to the recall details, flame from the lights can ignite the glitter on the candle. Three of these reports has been made, but no burn injuries were reported. The recalled items have the numbers SKU 2410335 and SKU 2410322 printed on them. Also recalled at Pier 1 were about 67,000 ceramic Santa tea light holders. The company had received three reports of the holders burning.
In Minnesota, all peanut butter, cheese, salsa, cream cheese bagel spreads, dips and spreads made by Parkers Farm Inc. were recalled because of the potential for sickness due to listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Parkers Farms issued a recall but expanded it after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said product sampling revealed the bacteria. The company has said that no illnesses have been reported, however.
For detailed information about this and other recalls, you can go to the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s website.
Our San Diego firm’s personal injury attorneys want you to have safe products to use in the way they’re intended. Naturally, no product is made to harm you, but when the potential for harm exists, companies need to take steps to prevent injuries. If you have personal injuries caused by a company’s product, you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to fight for you.
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