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Product Recalls 11.8.2021

Backyard Play Systems Recalls Playsets with Wooden Roof Due to Entrapment Hazard – About 5,100 units sold

This recall involves Backyard Play Systems outdoor playsets with a wooden roof. The wooden roof is included with home play equipment marketed under the brand names Yardline Play Systems (models Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer) and Gorilla Playsets (models Captain’s Fort, Fort Highlander). The playsets include a solid wood roof with a lookout window, slides, swings, a rock-climbing wall and other play features.

The wooden parts used to reinforce and create a decorative gable design on the wooden roof pose an entrapment hazard to children. Children can become trapped in the gap between the lower part of the roof structure and the bottom of the gable decoration.

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Product Recalls 11.2.2021

Walmart Recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones Due to Rare and Dangerous Bacteria; Two Deaths Investigated

This recall involves Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones. Tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that a bottle of the room spray contained the rare and dangerous bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei which causes melioidosis, a condition that is difficult to diagnose and can be fatal. CDC has been investigating a cluster of four confirmed cases of melioidosis including two deaths in the U.S. Though the source of these four infections has not been confirmed by CDC, the bottle with the same type of bacteria was found in the home of one of the melioidosis decedents.

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Product Recalls 10.12.2021

Phoenix 200 All-Terrain Vehicles ATVs Recalled by Polaris Due to Crash Hazard– About 13,000 sold

In September 2021, Polaris recalled the Phoenix 200 All-Terrain ATVs, all model years 2011 through 2021. They were sold in red, blue or gray. “Polaris” is decaled on the front body and the sides of the ATV seats and “Phoenix 200” is decaled on the side panels. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the vehicle’s front left frame.

About 13,000 of these ATVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2010 through June 2021 for between $3,500 and $4,300. The firm has received 18 reports of throttle stop breaking or sticking, including one report of a crash which resulted in a minor injury.

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The Boppy Company Recalls Due to Suffocation Risk

The Boppy Company Recalls Over 3 Million Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers After 8 Infant Deaths; Suffocation Risk

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company, of Golden, Colorado, are announcing the recall of the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. There have been eight reports of infant deaths associated with the Boppy Company Newborn Lounger and this hazard. The infants reportedly suffocated after being placed on their back, side or stomach on the lounger and were found on their side or on their stomach. The infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.

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Product Recalls 9.20.2021

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls to Repair Propane Portable Heaters Due to Fire Hazard – About 19,000 sold

On September 16, 2021, Harbor Freight has recalls to repair their propane heaters due to fire hazards. The fitting at the back of the heater can fail to be sufficiently tight, causing the heater to leak propane gas, posing a fire hazard.

About 19,000 of these heaters were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2020 until March 5, 2021 for about $100. The firm has received 13 reports of propane gas leaking, including one report of a fire. No injuries have been reported.

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The Weekly Recall – 8.31.2021

Razor USA Recalls GLW Battery Packs Sold with Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard– About 237,000 sold

On August 25, 2021, Razor/Hoertrax has recalled their 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards with GLW Battery Packsdue to fire hazards. The lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. 

About 237,000 units of these hoverboards were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and other stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and other websites from September 2016 through 2018 for about $460.

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Earth Magnets – Deadly Toys

There have been reports of children swallowing rare earth magnets, leading to surgeries and death. Thirty-three percent of cases reported no adverse effects. Surgery was performed in 69.7% of cases for which medical treatment was reported, and 73.6% of cases were admitted to the hospital. There has been at least 1 known fatality in the United States related to the ingestion of rare-earth magnets.

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8 burn victims sue over exploding cans of Pam cooking

Most all kitchens use spray or oil for cooking. Pam is a very common brand of cooking spray. A consumer survey in 2020 states over 44 million Americans used 2 or more containers in the past year.

Exploding cans of cooking spray can cause immediate—and horrific—injuries. These injuries are those that would typically come with a large fire or violent explosion, such as: First degree burns to exposed areas, such as the neck, hands, face and chest.

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Peloton Treadmill Kills Toddler and Injures Others

The product liability attorneys at Carr and Carr have been helping victims of defective and dangerous products, like these treadmills, for almost 50 years in Oklahoma. The accomplished team of injury attorneys at Carr & Carr is dedicated to helping victims of defective products recover the financial security they need to restore their lives. We proudly serve clients from Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas via our offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Springdale, AR. In cases related to defective products, we can represent clients across the country. We can help, call us at 866.510.0580 for a free consultation.

There are many different types of products that can cause harm or death, most product liability cases relate to one of three types of issues: design defects, manufacturing defects or warning defects.

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