Check these product recall notices to be sure you and the people you know can stay safe and informed.
Recall Date: August 22, 2017
Recall Number: 17-763
Recall Details: GENERAL recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVS)
Hazard: Inconsistent tire pressure information can result in improperly-inflated tires, which poses a crash hazard.
Recall Description: All model year 2017 Polaris GENERAL Base and GENERAL Hunter two-seat, side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The GENERAL Base was sold in red and GENERAL Hunter sold in camo. “Polaris” is printed on front grill, “GENERAL” is printed on rear panel, and “1000” is printed on front panel. The VIN is printed on left rear vehicle frame below cargo box.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported as of this printing.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop use of recalled vehicles and contact Polaris for a new tire pressure label and addendum to the owner’s manual. All known purchases are being contacted directly by the firm.
Reach Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7a-7pm CT Mon-Fri, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information.
Recall Date: August 1st, 2017
Recall Number: 17-196
Recall Details: MixBin Liquid Glitter iPhone Cases
Sold At: Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and online from October 2015 through June 2017 for between $15 and $65.
Hazard: Liquid and glitter can leak out of the cases, causing skin irritation and burns to consumers.
Recall Description: This recall involves all liquid glitter mobile phone cases for iPhone 6, 6s and 7. The cases contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case. They were sold in various styles and colors and measure about 5.5 inches by 2.75 inches. The model number and UPC can be found on the product’s packaging.
Incidents/Injuries: 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns, including 19 in the U.S. One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cases and contact MixBin Electronics for a full refund.
BRIO Soft Hammer Baby Rattle Due to Choking Hazard
Recall Date: August 15, 2017
Recall Number: 17-207
Recall Details: BRIO Soft Hammer Rattle
Sold At: Home Goods, Kidding Around, Nordstrom and other specialty toy and mass retailer stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, from March 2015 through June 2017 for about $13.
Hazard: Wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack, posing a choking hazard to children.
Recall Description: This recall involves BRIO soft hammer baby rattle toys. They have a wooden handle with a white plastic teething ring at one end and a red, yellow, white and green hammer head at the other end. BRIO is stamped on the hammer head. The rattle is about 5 inches long.
Incidents/Injuries: BRIO has received seven reports of the wooden ring cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby rattles and contact BRIO for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a replacement product of similar value.
Contact BRIO through North American distributor Ravensburger at www.brio.us and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page; or, call 800-886-1236 from 8:30a-5p Mon-Fri for more information.
Recall Date: August 15, 2017
Recall Number: 17-206
Recall Details: Laura Ashley London Girl’s Floral Clip Dot Dress with Diaper Cover
Sold At: Dillard’s stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Dillards.com and Zulily.com from January 2017 through July 2017 for between $27 and $40.
Hazard: The flower petals can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.
Recall Description: This recall involves Laura Ashley London Girl’s Floral Clip Dot dresses. The 100% woven cotton dresses were sold in a pink multicolor floral pattern with or without a matching diaper cover. The dresses have a set of three pink petal flowers at the waist and were sold in newborn to girl’s sizes 0/3M through 6X. “Laura Ashley London” and the size are printed on a tag attached to the inside back of the dress. Style numbers 17156300, 17156307, 17156344, 27156300, 27156307, 27156344, 47156300, 47156307, 47156344 are included in this recall. The style number is printed on a tag located on the inside seam on the side of the dress.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a flower petal detaching from the dress. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled dresses away from children and contact the firm for a full refund.
Update on a Previous Recall: Takata Airbags
Takata is still making the news, both with their massive recall in place and unfortunately with another incident and lawsuit involving their dangerous airbags. Howard Blau Law has been following this story with our first blog covering the recall back in January of this year and subsequent updates in March and July.
The heart of the Takata airbag problem lies within the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers. Consumer Reports identifies that under certain circumstances, these can ignite with unusually explosive force. Sometimes these inflators will rupture and metal shards can explode throughout the car in a crash.
In the August 23rd, 2017 paper edition of the LA Times, another tragedy describes just that. A young woman experienced a near fatality earlier this year as a piece of shrapnel from a deployed airbag pierced her trachea when another vehicle crashed into hers. Her vehicle had been refurbished and sold to the 19-year-old without disclosure of the recalled Takata airbag in place. The lawsuit focuses on how this recalled airbag was allowed to be built into the refurbished car, and draws attention to proper practices in auto parts recycling especially with regard to used cars being sold without full disclosure.