Make sure you know what to do to keep your family safe if you own a HP laptop, an IKEA MYSINGSÖ beach chair, or a Bolton Furniture Two Over Two 4-drawer Dresser (sold at retailers like Target, Amazon, ToysRUs, and Wayfair).
HP Laptop Batteries:
HP recently added another 101,000 laptop batteries to their previous recall last June. A new incident prompted the company to recall the additional units. According to the official notice from HP, these batteries “can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.” They received one report of the battery overheating, melting and charring, causing about $1,000 in property damage.
The Galaxy Note 7 recall is probably the most prominent case where a recall was due to battery fire hazards. For more information about that recall, click here.
The affected laptops include: HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP Envy, Compaq Presario, HP Pavilion. For the complete listing of affected models, click here.
All of these devices were shipped in the US, Canada, and Mexico between March 2013 and October 2016.
If you own one of these laptops, check the barcode on its battery. If it starts with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL or 6EBVA, you should remove the battery and contact HP for a free replacement. Until the replacement battery is received, users are advised to use the notebook without the battery by plugging it in.
IKEA MYSINGSÖ Beach Chair:
Due to fall and fingertip amputation hazards, IKEA has issued a recall on its MYSINGSÖ beach chairs. It is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly after removing the fabric seat. The beach chairs can then collapse. There were 13 reports of this incident worldwide, including 10 injuries, 6 of which resulted in fingertip amputations. Three of the incidents were reported in the U.S.
Below are the chairs involved in the recall:
IKEA urges any customers who purchased this chair before February 2017 to bring it back to any IKEA store for a replacement or full refund. The replacement chairs have plastic stoppers that prevent incorrect re-assembly. They will be labelled with the article numbers 703.380.17 and 903.380.16.
Bolton Furniture Two Over Two 4-drawer Dressers:
Bolton’s recalled dressers are not stable unless they are anchored to a wall. Unanchored dressers pose a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
Bolton Furniture also stated that the dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard.
Around 1,000 of the dressers were sold between February 2011 and October 2016 at Full Line Furniture and children’s specialty stores across the U.S. The dressers were also sold online at many online retailers, including Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Wayfair.com, and Zulily.com.
Fortunately, there have not been any incidents reported. As a precaution, any customers are advised to immediately stop using the dresser and to contact Bolton Furniture for a free retrofit kit. To find their contact information, click here.
Have a serious injury and need legal advice? Contact Howard Blau.
Please Be Sure Read the Following References:
“Bolton Furniture Recalls Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards.” United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017 from https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Bolton-Furniture-Recalls-Dressers#.
“HP recalls 101,000 more laptop batteries due to fire hazards.” Yahoo! Tech. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017 from https://www.yahoo.com/tech/hp-recalls-101-000-more-laptop-batteries-due-210010537.html
“HP Recalls Batteries for HP and Compaq Notebook Computers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.” United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017 from https://www.cpsc.gov/recalls/2016/hp-recalls-batteries-for-hp-and-compaq-notebook-computers/#
“IKEA Recalls Beach Chairs Due to Fall and Fingertip Amputation Hazards.” PR Newswire. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017 from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ikea-recalls-beach-chairs-due-to-fall-and-fingertip-amputation-hazards-300398148.html
“IKEA Recalls MYSINGSÖ Beach Chair.” IKEA. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017 from http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/012617_recall-MYSINGO-beach-chair