Product Recalls in December 2018
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is here to help if you or a loved one was a victim of a personal injury due to a car accident, medical malpractice or, which happens all too often, product defects. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are experienced dealing with product liability cases, including those involving these most recent product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Women’s Iron Supplements
December 19 – Women’s Iron Complete Dietary Supplement (60 caplets) were recalled by GNC due to packaging that was not child resistant. Federal law requires blister packaging to be child-proof. The recall affects 756,000 packages. Serious injury or death could result if the supplement is ingested by a child. Aside from keeping the product out of reach of children, consumers can, for a refund, return an unused product to their local GNC store.
Navien Tankless Water Heater
December 20 – Due to a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, Navien recalled 3,400 tankless water heaters and boilers that have been converted from natural gas to propane. The recall affects NPE-180A and NPE-180S condensing tankless water heaters and the NCB-180B condensing combination boiler. Consumers were instructed to immediately stop using the appliances. Navien is supplying a free replacement conversion kit and recommends having a working CO alarm if the water heaters/boilers are used prior to repairs.
Lotus Rice Ramen
December 13 – Lotus Foods recalled about 239,000 units of Ramen Noodle Soup Cups due to improper labeling. The label instructs consumers to cook the product in a microwave oven, which carries a burn or fire risk. To remedy the problem, the company suggests consumers stop using the recalled soup cups and contact it for a coupon to replace the recalled product. One minor burn was reported and there have been 12 reports of hot soup cups, sparking, or fires.
December 13 – About 135,000 White-Rogers thermostat units (specifically Emerson branded sensi WiFi thermostats) sold in the U.S., and 15,000 sold in Canada, were recalled due to a fire hazard caused by potential contact between the thermostat’s wires and the household line voltage. Eight reports of burn damage and minor property damage were received. The recommended course of action is to either replace or repair thermostats included in the recall.
December 6 – About 1,000 Kawasaki Mule™ Pro off-highway utility vehicles wear recalled because the vehicle’s rollover protection structure is prone to failure. To address this injury hazard, the company will repair affected vehicles. These include four-wheel models sold in black, white, red, green, silver, bronze, blue, and camo. The recall covers numerous models with side-by-side seating for three to six people, and which include automotive style controls and Mule Pro printing on the right and left front fender. No incidents or injuries were reported before the recall.
Foremost Shower Doors
December 4 – Injury and impact hazards on about 700 Foremost Shower Doors and Panels prompted a recall earlier in the month. The recall was issued due to defective pivot hinges, which could fail and cause the glass door panel to separate from the frame. Customers were advised to immediately stop using the shower doors and panels and contact the company to request free hinge replacements. There were 86 total reports of incidents, including separated glass doors and reports of glass doors separating and shattering, but no injuries were reported.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani.