Recent Recalls

posted: 07/10/2012

Recent Recalls: 7/6/2012 Update

The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently announced the recall of several products due to potential hazards, including the potential risks of bodily injury. On July 5, 2012, the CPSC announced the recall of soy bath candles manufactured by Bath Petals. The candles can burn with a high flame, which can lead to excessive heat and a potential fire risk. The excessive heat and flame may also cause the glass candle holder to break or shatter, which poses an injury risk. These candles were sold at popular stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshall's between February and April of 2012. The products were manufactured in the United States.

On the same day, the CPSC also announced the recall of the Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles due to a potential risk of explosion. Under pressure, the bottles contain a risk of exploding that can expel plastic pieces and cause injury. The recall encompasses more than 162,000 units sold in the United States. The products were sold at Williams-Sonoma, QVC, and other retailers from June 2010 through March of 2012. The products were manufactured in Austria and Hungary.

On June 3, 2012, the CPS announced the voluntary recall of certain kids lamps manufactured by Discovery Kids. The lamps recalled had animated graphics named "safari" and "marine." The recalled lamps have both an 11-digit batch number that begins with either 584894 or 10128 and a model number of 1628626, 1642433, 1641522, 1641523, 1645729, or 1645853. The lamps were recalled due to a risk of short circuiting and fire. Approximately 300,000 lamps have been recalled in the United States. The lamps were available at numerous popular stores and online vendors such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Bonton, JCPenny, Kohls, Office Max, Toys "R" Us, Amazon, and Overstock from June of 2010 to March of 2012. The products were manufactured in China.

These product recalls demonstrate the need for continued regulation and monitoring of the companies that manufacture products that consumers bring into their homes. There are simply not enough resources to adequately monitor every product sold in the United States, so the companies themselves must hold themselves to the highest standards of safety. If not, the results to individuals and families can be tragic. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please call the Pensacola, Florida product defect attorneys at Ward & Barnes for a free consultation.