Lampasas Man Experiences Explosion of 40 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Battery technology has rapidly evolved in recent years.  With that evolution there has been a corresponding increase in battery related fires.  One recent example is a fire down in Lampasas County, Texas arising from a 40-volt lithium battery, reported here. According to this report, “Xander Walthrop from Lampasas County heard an explosion on his front porch Saturday saying one of …

Cheyenne Products Recalls Folding Chairs and Barstools Due to Fall Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

On May 19, 2021 Cheyenne Products and/or Cheyenne Industries recalled 795,000 multiple styles of “Mainstay” padded chairs and barstools because the weld attaching the legs to the seat bottom can break, posing a fall hazard.  These chairs and barstools were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from January 2014 through April 2021 for between $30 and $42.  You can …

Amazon At Times Sells Defective Products Causing Injury. What to Do About It?

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

This is an interesting article from the Washington Post in August 2020 concerning allegations and lawsuits that Amazon has sold defective products that have injured people, and several of the defenses it attempts to raise. In March 2021 we blogged about one of the defenses Amazon typically raises – that in many instances it is just an “innocent retailer” under …

U.S. CPSC 2020 Report: Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Furniture Tip-Overs

We have blogged within the past several months about the hazards associated with household furniture that is not designed properly and, as a result, has a propensity to tip over and cause death or injury, especially to young children.  The January 2021 report authored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) addresses in detail this very dangerous problem as …

Honda Announces Recall of Pioneer 700 & Pioneer 1000 Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

As 2020 ended, Honda announced a recall of its popular Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) due to an electric power steering problem– which can lead to crashes and serious injuries. More than 118,000 vehicles were manufactured between 2016 and 2019, and specific 2020 models are affected by the recall. Honda’s ROVs were subject to a previous …

Transform Recalls Four-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Here is yet another piece of recalled furniture – this one a 4-drawer chest sold exclusively at Kmart stores – that poses a dangerous tipping hazard.  The recall is effective August 11, 2020 and involves about 19,900 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 chests.  These were sold at Kmart stores and online by Kmart between March 2018 and April 2020.  There are …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Home Depot and Safavieh Recall Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

We blogged about this subject matter last week: furniture tip overs.  This is an informative, recent article from Consumer Reports about a couple of dressers recalled back in February 2020 because they pose a dangerous tipping hazard. This is a very sobering quote from the article: “There are no reported incidents associated with either of the recalled dressers. But the …

Polaris Recalls Ranger Off-Road Vehicles and PRO XD and Bobcat Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

By JohnProduct Recall

It’s summertime in Texas and elsewhere, so that means use of off-road vehicles at ranches and farms.  That use will continue through the fall and winter during hunting seasons for deer and other game.  Off-road vehicles can be particularly dangerous.  Some have been defectively designed to roll over too easily or, when they do roll over, certain protective devices are …

Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles Because of Seat Belts

By JohnProduct Recall

Imagine you are traveling down the highway in your trusty Ford when, unbeknownst to you, the bolt holding your seat belt together comes apart. Your risk of being injured in an accident has skyrocketed. As of July 2017, Ford issued a recall for nearly 117,000 vehicles. These range from the 2014 F-Series pickup to the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV. Vehicles …

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