Product Defect Lawyer
Product recalls occur when a product is considered dangerous for consumer use.
Any item produced for sale to consumers can be recalled but commonly recalled products include:
- Medical supplies
- Mechanical parts
Recalls can be issued by the product manufacturer or by the government. Voluntary recalls are issued by the company that made the product or U.S. regulatory authorities, and mandatory recalls are issued by the government. There are three classes of recalls:
Class I Recalls: Class I recalls involve products that pose an immediate and significant risk of death or injury from using the product.
Class II Recalls: Class II recalls involve products where there is a risk of death or serious injury but the risk is not immediate.
Class III Recalls: Class III recalls involve products that violate FDA regulations. These products are less likely to cause injury or illness.
Below are three products recalled in June of 2021.
CamelBak and Peak Fitness Water Bottles
On June 9, 2021, CamelBak Products LLC, recalled 46,000 units of its Camelbak Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles due to a choking hazard. A small silicone valve in the caps of the Podium and Peak Fitness water bottle can come loose and detach which poses a choking hazard. The bottles included in the recall have date codes:
The bottles were sold in a variety of colors and came in 17oz, 21oz, and 24oz sizes. The bottles were sold at camelbak.com as well as sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2019 through January 2021. Owners of this product should immediately cease use and contact CamelBak for a free replacement cap. To date, CamelBak has received 14 reports of the silicone valve coming loose in the cap and detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Testers
On June 9, 2021, Klein Tools of Lincolnshire recalled 1,690,000 units of its Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Tester Model NCVT-1 due to a shock hazard. The on/off button on the tester can remain depressed during the power on or off cycle, causing the tester to work improperly. Consumers testing electrical sources could fail to be warned of the presence of live voltage if the tester is not properly operating which could lead to electrical shock. The recall includes Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Testers with model numbers NCVT1 and date codes ending in H7. The recalled testers were sold at Home Depot stores and industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers, and some hardware stores nationwide from January 2020 through March 2021. Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Klein Tools for instructions on receiving a free replacement. To date, Klein Tools has received two reports of the voltage tester working improperly, including one report of shock injury.
Cove Appliance Dishwasher
On June 16, 2021, Cove Appliance Inc., recalled 42,000 units of its Cove Appliance 24-inch built-in dishwasher due to a fire hazard. The heating element in the dishwasher can fail to properly shut off and can overheat which could lead to a fire. The recall includes Cover Appliance 24-inch built-in residential dishwashers with the model numbers DW2450 and DW2450WS. The recalled dishwashers were sold at home appliance stores nationwide from February 2018 through May 2021. Owners of this product should cease use immediately, unplug the dishwashers from their power source, and contact Cove Appliance to schedule a free repair. To date, five reports of burning smells, flames, and smoking inside the dishwashers have been received.
If you have been the victim of a malfunctioning product and are looking at your options of how to proceed, then it may be beneficial to consult with an experienced product defect lawyer such as Eglet Adams . These lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and how to move forward with a possible case.