Despite advancements in overall consumer product safety, there are still many products that we use in our everyday lives that can cause serious injuries. Our firm believes very strongly that public awareness of potentially dangerous products can go a long way towards preventing injuries or harm. To help in that regard, here are a few recent product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In West Virginia, the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, is responsible for enforcing our consumer protection laws. The W.Va. Attorney General’s website has important product recall and safety information: www.wvago.gov/consumers.cfm.
Salomon USA of Ogden, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 Alpine Ski Bindings. The tow component of the ski bindings could fail to fully secure the ski boot to the ski binding, causing the binding to release unexpectedly. This could cause the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.
Grand World Inc. of Maspeth, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 641,000 “Bobby Chupete” Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier mouth guard is too small, posing a choking hazard to infants and toddlers.
Maclaren USA, Inc. of South Norwalk, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about one million Maclaren Strollers. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. of Ridgefield Park, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 43,000 Samsung Over-the-Range Microwave Ovens. If an installation bolt comes in contact with an electrical component inside the unit, and the microwave is plugged into an ungrounded outlet, it could create a shock hazard.