Last week, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its first series of recalls of the new year impacting multiple consumer products. As noted by the CPSC, these recalls were issued in cooperation with manufacturers that have received complaints of defects or documented reports of injuries and injury hazards.
Products recalled by the CPSC on January 4, 2024 include:
Bell Slope Adult Helmets
Bell Sports issued a recall of its Bell Slope adult bicycle helmets due to defects affecting the strap anchor, which can become dislodged from the helmet when force is applied. In addition to violating federal safety regulations for bike helmets, the defect also increases the risk that the helmets will fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing risks of head injuries.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the Bell Adult Slope helmets, contact Bell Sports for a full refund, and destroy the recalled helmets by cutting off the straps. Bell Slope helmets were sold nationwide in dark green and light blue between January 2023 and April 2023. They can be identified by stickers inside the helmet with the model name “Slope” and the B1161X serial number.
Learn more about the Bell Adult Slope helmet recall.
Ride Aventon Sinch.2 E-Bikes
Ride Aventon has recalled roughly 2,300 units of its Class 2 Sinch.2 folding electric bicycles after it was discovered that the e-bikes can accelerate unexpectedly and cause riders to lose control. At least 6 reports of unexpected acceleration were reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled e-bikes and contact Ride Aventon to schedule a free repair and software update. The bikes were sold nationwide and online at BestBuy.com and Eriksbikeshop.com from April 2023 through August 2023.
Learn more about the Ride Aventon e-bike recall.
Homedics has recalled over 46,000 massage gun-style massagers due to risks of fires and burns caused by massagers overheating while being charged. The company has received nearly 20 reports of overheating massagers and reports of burns experienced by consumers.
The recall covers the HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers with model number HHP-715 and manufacturing dates of YY 20, 21, or 22. The recalled massagers were sold at Macy’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Lowe’s, JCPenney, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide and online at Homedics.com, Macys.com, BJs.com, Lowes.com, HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com from September 2020 through November 2023.
Consumers are advised to stop using and charging recalled massagers and to contact Homedics for instructions about receiving refunds.
Learn more about the Homedics massager recall.
UBBCARE Play Yard Mattress
UBBCARE has recalled a play yard mattress that violates multiple federal regulations for crib mattresses, including requirements for warnings, labels, and sufficient thickness, that result in risks of suffocation for infants.
The mattresses were sold online on Amazon.com from October 2022 through August 2023. Consumers should dispose of the recalled mattresses and contact UBBCARE for a full refund.
Learn more about the play yard mattress recall.
Redeemer Men’s Work Boots
Redeemer has recalled nearly 2400 units of its DH 5379 Men’s 11” Waterproof Metguard Comp Toe Ropers Work Boots with manufacturing codes VCJJ22, VCJC23, VCJD23 and VCJF23 due to the pull-on boots not having a puncture-resistant sole.
Consumers can seek a free replacement of the boots, which were sold at workwear shops nationwide and online from February 2023 through October 2023.
Learn more about the Redeemer Work Boot recall.
Injured by a Defective Product. We Can Help.
As the CPSC’s first round of recalls for 2024 show, a variety of consumer products are recalled with alarming regularity due to defects that make them dangerous.
Fortunately, consumers injured by defective products have the right to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing products liability claims. These claims can be brought against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of defective products and may be based on various causes of action, including:
- Design defects, which are defects that make products inherently dangerous.
- Manufacturing defects, which are defects that occur during the manufacturing phase, often due to poor workmanship, poor quality materials, and quality control issues.
- Marketing defects, which involve failures to warn consumers about potential hazards or adequately instruct them on how to safely use products.
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our award-winning attorneys have extensive experience handling product liability lawsuits in courts across New Jersey. If you or someone you love were injured by a defective product, we strongly encourage you to preserve the product as best as you can and contact our team for a free and personalized case evaluation. Our attorneys will be able to discuss whether you have a potential claim and how we can pursue the compensation you deserve.
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