4 Product Recalls Showcase the Importance of Keeping up with Recalls

It may seem impossible to keep up on all product recalls. It may seem that it is not that important. The reality is that simply registering most of your products can help you get immediate information on any product recalls. It is also true that a recalled product could cause serious injuries or death if you do not know about it and act accordingly. If you have been the victim of an injury due to a faulty product then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. In the meantime, you can read about four product recalls that had a big impact.

1. Things Remembered children’s jewelry

Things Remembered, a children’s jewelry company, recalled their silver bracelets and children’s charm bracelets. They found that the surface coating on both had an excessive amount of lead. In fact, the lead was well beyond the legal limit allowed and posed the possibility of serious injuries to a child if they ingested it. No injuries were reported but more than 10,000 pieces were recalled, including 6,700 bracelets and 3,300 necklaces. The company offered full refunds for the jewelry.

2. Water bottles from GSI Outdoors

A lead violation was also the cause of GSI Outdoors recalling water bottles. The exterior base was soldered with lead, which lead to the base of the bottle having high amounts of lead. If this was ingested, it could have caused serious health issues. So far they have recalled nearly 7,000 units, including five different styles. Worried consumers can check the ID number on the bottom of the bottle. The issue in question is that of 297684. There have been no reported injuries or incidents and refunds can be requested from L.L. Bean.

3. Clog remover from Liquid Plumr

There were three different types of Liquid Plumr clog remover taken from the shelves by the manufacturer, Clorox. This was done because the company did not meet the requirements for child-restraint closures. Note that the Poison Prevention Packaging Act has very clear requirements that any package that has sodium hydroxide must be sealed with packaging that is child-resistant. These bottles were not child resistant, which meant that children could be exposed to dangerous chemicals if they opened the top. There were eight reports of children getting into the bottles but no injuries reported.

4. Lamps from Home Source

Nearly 3,000 floor lamps sold by Home Source were recalled because they had a short circuit issue. The lamps posed both a fire and shock hazard to anyone who came into contact with them. There were three reported incidents but no injuries.

As you can see, though none of the above recalls resulted in injuries they easily could have. What you should know is that if you or a loved one was injured due to a product malfunction then you may have the grounds for a lawsuit. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation to learn more about your options.