- Dangerous Products Recalled in October
- December 10, 2014 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
- Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
Three popular products have been recalled in October after causing fires or injuring consumers.
Dangerous off-highway vehicle
American Honda Motor Company is recalling all models of its 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 recreational vehicle, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The vehicle poses a safety risk to consumers because vegetation and debris can accumulate in the skid plate then come into contact with the exhaust system. This debris can catch on fire and potentially injure the driver and passengers.
The manufacturer has received 10 reports regarding fires.
Honda sold about 15,400 units at authorized dealers nationwide between August 2013 and September 2014.
Michaels Stores is voluntarily recalling the 14-inch round Ashland Summer Living Vintage Wood Folding Table, according to the CPSC. The product is about 22.5 inches high and the table legs latch underneath the tabletop to secure it into position.
Four reports have uncovered that excessive weight, such as someone sitting on the tabletop, can cause it to collapse. All four reports included injuries to the back, leg or hip.
Approximately 8,400 tables were sold exclusively at Michaels locations nationwide from April to May 2014. The UPC is 886946388804.
Hazardous wall mount
Milestone AV Technologies LLC is recalling about 207,000 Sanus Simplicity SLF5 flat screen TV wall mounts, the CPSC reported. The product is meant to hold TVs up to 125 pounds. However, the nut securing the TV to the main arm part of the mount can become loose and cause the TV to become unattached. The unsecured TV can then become a falling hazard, like in the situations reported to Milestone - one of which resulted in a shoulder injury.
The wall mount was sold exclusively at Costco locations in the U.S. between July 2013 and September 2014.