The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with retailer, BigLots, in the voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 tabletop torches. The recall is being conducted due to the serious risk of consumers who use the oil-based lamps suffering a Defective Product Injury.
According to a CPSC Press Release, the units were sold at BigLots locations nationwide from March – June 2013. The company issued the recall after receiving reports of consumers suffering serious fire and burn injuries when using the product. Liquid fuel placed in the unit is capable of flaring and bursting into flame, seriously injuring those nearby.
So far, 20 incidents of consumers suffering burns associated with the product have been reported. Two of the victims are said to have suffered second- and third-degree burns, while seven others suffered less severe burns.
Those in possession of the affected units should halt their use immediately and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain the law requires manufacturers and retailers to ensure the safety of any product they bring to market. Failure to do so can result in claims of negligence in the event of an accident. The firm suggests anyone who has been hurt by a malfunctioning product discuss their legal options for compensation with a qualified attorney immediately.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced earlier this week Baby Matters, LLC, is launching a voluntary recall of the Nap Nanny® and Nap Nanny Chill® baby loungers due to safety hazards. The loungers are being recalled as part of a settlement of a Defective Product case that was brought against the company in December of last year.
According to a CPSC Press Release, 165,000 units of the product were sold at retailers across the nation from 2009 to 2012 at a price of roughly $130 each. It was discovered that sleeping infants could roll out of the device, even when secured by a safety harness. In total, the company received 92 reports of children falling, which resulted in the deaths of five infants and dozens of others being injured.
The CPSC recommends anyone in possession of the affected product halt its use and dispose of it immediately. If the product was bought on Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, or Toys-R-Us/Babies-R-Us, consumers should contact the retailer where the product was purchased to receive instructions on how to receive a full refund.
The Tulsa Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers are aware of the risks posed by using a product that is faulty or has been recalled. The firm urges anyone who has been injured by such a product to discuss their legal rights with an attorney immediately.
The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma defective product injuries, including E. Coli, did not stem from the water at Country Cottage Restaurant, rather food at the restaurant is believed to be the source.
Oklahoma defective product injuries have affected 206 people and one person has died as a result of E. Coli. Most of the Oklahoma defective product injury victims had reported eating at the Country Cottage restaurant, according to the Health Department.
The E. Coli injuries were first believed to be caused by well water the restaurant had recently begun using.
The E. Coli found in stool samples of the Oklahoma defective product injury victims indicated E. Coli 0111, a rare type of E. Coli.