Product Recalls Lawyer
In the United States, a product can be recalled when a large quantity of the units produced are deemed dangerous for consumers. Recalls can be issued by the product manufacturer or by the government. When the government recalls a product, they do it through the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is an independent agency of the government that seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing unreasonable risks of injury, developing uniform safety standards and conducting research into product related illness and injury. Medications, medical products and food products are recalled by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Once a product is recalled, the manufacturer or government will notify those who purchased the product what they should do. Usually, it is recommended that the consumer throws the product away, returns the product for a replacement or returns the product to be repaired.
Any item produced for sale to consumers can be recalled but commonly recalled products include medical supplies, medication, cosmetics and mechanical parts.
Below are three products recalled in July of 2021.
1. Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh Rattle Sets
On July 14, 2021, Walgreen Co. recalled 54,000 units of its Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh Rattle Sets due to a choking hazard. The feet on the Winnie the Pooh rattle can detach which could cause a young child to choke. The rattle set includes three rattle and is marked for use by ages three months and above. The Winnie the Pooh rattle is blue and red with green and yellow shapes and is 6.7 inches high. The rattle set was sold at Walgreens Stores nationwide from September 2019 through January 2020. Consumers should immediately take the rattle away from young children and contact Walgreens for a full refund. To date, Walgreens has received eight reports of the feet on the Winne the Pooh rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.
2. LoHi Tech Espresso Machine
On July 8, 2021, LoHi Tech Inc. recalled 24,900 units of its SOWTECH Espresso Machines with Glass Carafes due to a burn hazard. The glass carafe can break during use which could burn consumers. The recall involves SOWTECH Espresso Machines with the model number CM6811. The recalled units are black and came with a glass carafe. “SOWTECH” is printed in large black font on the front of the unit. The espresso machines were sold online at amazon.com and on lohi-direct.com from March 2017 through October 2020. Consumers should immediately cease use of the espresso machine and contact LoHi Tech to receive a free metal replacement carafe. LoHi Tech is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date 48 reports of the glass carafe breaking and five reports of burn injuries have been received.
3. Rejuvenation Deep Frame Mirrors
On July 1, 2021, Rejuvenation Inc. recalled 3,325 units of its Deep Frame Mirrors due to a laceration hazard. The glue on the back of the mirrors can fail causing the mirror to detach from the frame and fall. The recall involves Rejuvenation Deep Frame Mirrors with the SKU Numbers E4284, E4285, E5083, E4282, E4286, E4287, E5087, E5082, E4283, E5079, E5080, E5081, E5088, E5089, E5351 and E5352. The mirrors were sold at Rejuvenation stores, online at rejuvenation.com and through the Rejuvenation catalogue from July 2019 through March 2021. Consumers should immediately stop using the mirrors and contact Rejuvenation for a full refund or free replacement. Rejuvenation is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date 18 reports of the glass mirror detaching, falling out of the frame and breaking have been received.