Product Recall: 2 million Air Fryers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues approximately 300 product recalls each year for products that pose a risk to consumers. In many cases, recalls are issued after consumers, regulators or manufacturers discover safety issues that are causing or could cause injury or damage. Earlier this week, several Cos0ri air fryers were the latest products to endure a product recall.
First introduced in 2010, the air fryer has become one of the most popular kitchen gadgets on the market. They are time-saving “ovens” that use rapid hot air technology to cook food faster, with no preheating required. It’s also easier to “fry” foods with little or no oil, which is popular for people looking to decrease fats in their diet. At this point, there are several brands on the market, but Cosori is having a bad week after they had to recall 2 million air fryers due to reports of their appliances catching fire.
Risk of Engine Fires Prompts Kia Recall
We’ve all seen cars crash and then catch fire in the movies but, of course, we hope it won’t happen to us in real life. While engine fires are relatively rare, they can and do happen. According to statista.com, there were approximately 174,000 highway vehicle fires reported in the United States in 2021. This was a slight increase from the previous year that had 173,000 reported highway vehicle fires.
There are a variety of reasons that engines catch fire, including car accidents, problems with a vehicle’s electrical wiring or fuel system, and overheating due to poor maintenance. When problems with vehicle parts cause increased risk of accidents or injuries, it’s important to know whether a manufacturing error was at play. When it comes to manufacturing errors that cause defective or dangerous parts, manufacturers are obligated to recall all affected vehicles in a timely manner and cover the cost to repair or replace the defective part. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for any accidents and injuries that are caused as a result of their negligence.
Recall on 71,000 Fisher-Price Inclined-Sleeper Accessories for Infant Play Yards Announced
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Fisher-Price and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 71,000 inclined-sleeper accessories for infant play yards. The inclined-sleeper accessory is included with all models of the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard. The recall decision came as a result of safety concerns over babies sleeping at a 30-degree angle, not the report of any injuries or fatalities. This decision comes after Fisher-Price recalled about 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers in April, 2019 that had been responsible for over 30 infant deaths in 10 years as a result of mis-use.Read More
Graco High Chairs Recalled After Multiple Child Injuries
On March 1, 2018, Graco – a popular child products manufacturer – announced a recall of about 36,000 highchairs in the U.S. market due to fall hazard (an additional 3,200 were sold in Canada). The high chairs were sold between October 2016 and December 2017 at Walmart, and have the model number: 1969721. Specifically, the recall was issued because the affected model’s legs can pivot out of position, making the chair unstable and causing it to tip over. Graco had received 38 reports of the highchair legs pivoting out of position along with five children injured with bumps and bruises as a result of the seats tipping over at the time the recall was issued.Read More
2017 Hazardous Toys List Revealed: Defective Products Liability
Starting in November parents, grandparents and extended family get busy buying gifts for the children in their lives. No one wants to see children hurt and yet there are toys on the market with the potential to cause harm. When injuries are caused by a design flaw or other defect, defective products liability laws may come into play.Read More