Archive for Defective Products – Page 2

Exercise equipment manufacturer Fitness Anywhere has issued a recall on its line of P1 (“Professional”) and T1 (“Tactical) TRX Suspension Trainer devices manufactured from January 2007 to July 2008 because of numerous reports of injuries.  The effected units have a black and yellow anchor straps without a nylon locking loop.  It is imperative that you stop using these devices immediately if you are using a machine that may have been built by Fitness Anywhere during these dates, as there have already been thirteen reported head, face, shoulder, and hip injuries.  Remember:  it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled product.

For more information, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13001.html

Haier America, LLC recently issued a voluntary recall of their 42-inch LED TVs with the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to a defect in the TV’s support.  The stand which the TV rests upon can break, causing the television to tip over and crash, potentially causing injury.  There have been over 180 reported cases of the stand breaking, though no injuries have been reported yet.  If you own one of the effected TVs, contact Haier America for a free replacement stand.

For more information, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13002.html

National chain Trader Joe has issued a recall on its brand of creamy peanut butter after it has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella across 18 states.  The FDA and Center for Disease Control conducted an investigation after a string of Salmonella outbreaks and determined the source was from Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.  It is unknown if Alabama is on the unreleased list of reported states, but North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have each independently reported incidents through their health departments.  If you believe you have infected peanut butter, stop using it and return it to the store promptly for a refund.

Hydrocodone Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued for the popular painkiller, Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 10mg/500mg, manufactured by Watson Labrotories, Inc.  Complaints that the pills were a darker, heavier shade than usual lead to the discovery that the medication contains higher levels of Acetaminophen and narcotic than normal.  Overdosing Acetaminophen has a high risk of liver damage, especially in people who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day.  The effected pills were distributed from 6/27/12 to 7/18/12 and have “Watson 540” on one side of the tablet.  No injuries have been reported, but the danger to the liver would be hard to detect.  For more information, call 1-800-272-5525.

Power Strip Recall

About 14,000 power strips have been recalled because the electrical wires are reversed on the power-strip receptacles, posing a risk of electrical shock. This recall only effects Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strips. The strips were sold from January 2011 until June 2012 on Amazon.com, Home Depot, and Ace Hardware.  Power strips that have a star symbol printed in black ink on the packaging and on the back cover of the power strip are not included in this recall.

Mangos Possibly Infected with Salmonella Recalled

The FDA has announced an immediate recall on the whole Daniella brand of mangoes sold between July 12 and August 27 in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennesse due to a possible Salmonella contamination.  The infected mangoes were imported from Mexico and sold as individual fruit.  They can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and the UPC code:  0-00000-04051.  There have been no reported cases of illness as a result of the contaminated fruit, but Salmonella is a potentially fatal infection, especially in children and the elderly.  If you have bought mangos in the effected states but cannot find a sticker, call the store you bought them from and ask for sourcing information.

Faces, Hands Burned by Mr. Coffee

The Consumer Product Safety Commision has issued a recall notice for 600,000 Mr. Coffee brewers.  Apparently, the coffee maker can malfunction, spewing a stream of scalding hot water and coffee grounds at the face and hands.  Already there have been 61 reported injuries as a result of this defect.  The coffee makers are approximately 11 inches tall; are black with sliver, red or white trim; and were sold for between $60 and $80.  If you believe you have an effected unit, stop using it immediately and contact Jarden at 800-993-8609 for details on getting a free replacement unit.