Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

For the second time in the last month, Britax will recall 49,000 B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats due to an arm bar defect.  The defect involves the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar which can come off in fragments and presents as a serious choking hazard to the child if the child bites [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Defective Strollers, Product Liability|Comments Off on Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

Graco Recalls 4.7 Million Strollers due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco Breeze Model Stroller Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. that affect 11 different models due to a folding hinge defect.  The issue is that the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.  The eleven models affected include [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Defective Strollers, Product Liability|Comments Off on Graco Recalls 4.7 Million Strollers due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco Recalls 3,773,379 Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect

Graco Children’s Products will be recalling 3,773,379 toddler and booster child seats due to a buckle defect.  The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle.  In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.  If the buckle becomes stuck, it [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Product Liability|Comments Off on Graco Recalls 3,773,379 Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect

216,000 Britax Single and Double Strollers Recalled due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Britax is recalling 216,000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion child single and double strollers in the USA and another 8,800 in Canada.  The reason for the recall is when users fold the stroller; the hinge can partially amputate users’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, when they press the release button while [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|Product Liability|Comments Off on 216,000 Britax Single and Double Strollers Recalled due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

1.25 Million Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips Recalled due to Choking Hazard

Playtex will recall 1.25 million Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips due to a choking hazard.  These pacifier holder clips attach a pacifier to clothing articles, diaper bags, and strollers.  The pacifier holder clips have been reported to crack and small parts of the product can break off.  When the parts break off, this presents a choking [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|Product Liability|Comments Off on 1.25 Million Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips Recalled due to Choking Hazard

Combi USA Recalls 33,139 Child Car Seats due to Harness Webbing Defect

Combi USA is recalling 33, 139 child car seats because the harness webbing fails to meet minimum breaking strength requirements established in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."  According to a Combi spokeswoman, one part of the harness that includes a plastic button failed strength tests.  In the event of [...]

By | January 6th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Product Liability|Comments Off on Combi USA Recalls 33,139 Child Car Seats due to Harness Webbing Defect

American Honda Recalls 21,000 Foreman ATVs Due To Steering Shafts Breaking Without Warning

American Honda has recalled 21,000 4 wheel drive Honda FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV models FE and FM.  The reason for the recall is that the ATV steering shaft can break without warning during use.  When the steering shaft breaks, the driver will lose steering control of the ATV.  This increases the likelihood of a crash.  [...]

By | October 31st, 2013|Product Liability|Comments Off on American Honda Recalls 21,000 Foreman ATVs Due To Steering Shafts Breaking Without Warning

15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric has recalled 15 million surge protectors that were manufactured prior to 2003 due to a fire hazard.  The name of the product is the APC SurgeArrest.  The American Power Conversion (APC), now known as Schneider Electric, manufactured these surge protectors.  These surge protectors during their normal use can overheat, smoke, and melt.  These [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|Product Liability|Comments Off on 15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Protecting Your Head: Knowing the Risks of Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

Although they look cool and stylish, novelty helmets present a catch-22. What may look cool does not necessarily work well as these helmets do not provide the adequate protection needed to prevent injury to your head. Even as more than 800,000 novelty helmets are sold in the U.S. every year, and as motorcycle crash deaths [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|General Interest, Product Liability|Comments Off on Protecting Your Head: Knowing the Risks of Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

Bells Sports Recalls BMX Bike Helmets

On March 28, 2013, Bells Sports recalled 2,500 Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets, full coverage bicycle motocross [BMX] helmets with a chin bar.  These helmets were sold exclusively at Toys R Us between July 2012 and January 2013.  The reason for the recall is that the buckle on the helmet’s safety strap can release in [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|General Interest, Product Liability|Comments Off on Bells Sports Recalls BMX Bike Helmets