Attention Parents: Graco Stroller Recall
You may have a defective product in your possession that could cause harm to you or a loved one at any given moment. A large amount of Graco strollers have been recalled because six cases of children losing fingers were reported. Check your driveway, pantry, kitchen, and bedrooms for this week’s product recalls. Stay alert. Stay safe.
Graco’s “Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling, and TravelMate” strollers and travel systems due to a faulty hinge on the side of the stroller which may pinch and/or amputate a child’s finger. These products will have been manufactured between Aug. 1st, 2000 and Sept. 25th, 2014. For a compiled list of affected strollers, view the official recall page. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-345-4109.
Leatherman’s “Leap™” multi-tool for children due to a faulty locking mechanism on the knife blade which may cause it to release the sharp blade and cause injuries. You can reach this company by dialing 1-888-212-2438.
Mohawk’s “Altitude Gold” shag rugs due to failure to meet the federal standards for flammability. You can view this detailed list of affected shag rugs to ensure your safety. You can reach this company by dialing 1-877-737-8343.
BMW’s “xDrive” vehicles due to a faulty brake vacuum pump which may decrease the effectiveness of the vehicle’s brakes and lead to a collision. Be sure to view the years and models of the BMW xDrive and sDrive vehicles affected by this recall to ensure your safety. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-525-7417.
GM’s “2015 Cadillac Escalade (and ESV)” vehicles because an incorrect spacer fabric was used in the passenger side instrument panel top cover which may reduce the effectiveness of the airbags. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-458-8006.
Volkswagen’s “2011-2013 Jetta and 2012-2013 Beetle” vehicles because they may be equipped with weakened rear trailing arms which could fracture and cause an accident. These products will have been manufactured between March 1st, 2011 and July 31st, 2013. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-893-5298.
Foods, Medicines, and Cosmetics
B&G Foods’ “Ortega” Mexican food products, sauces and mixes due to some undeclared allergens which may cause serious or life-threatening reactions in consumers who are allergic to same. These products will have “Best By” dates ranging from May 18th, 2015 to November 10th, 2014. To ensure safety, view this comprehensive list of Ortega products that are included in the recall. You can reach this company by dialing 1-877-929-2576.
Kozy Shack Enterprises’ “Foodservice Kozy Shack® Simply Well®” chocolate pudding cups as they contain milk but such ingredient is not stated on the product label which may trigger a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction in consumers who are allergic to same. These products will have been manufactured between this and this and will have a “Use By” date of 31 DEC 14. You can reach this company by dialing 1-855-716-1555.
Great American Appetizers’ “HyVee” mozzarella cheese sticks due to undeclared soy flour, yellow #5 and yellow #6 allergens which may cause serious or life-threatening reactions in consumers who are allergic to same. These products will have a “Best If Used By” date of 4/17/2016, a UPC code of #075450149913, and will include the 8 oz. cartons. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-282-4834.
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Companies—although highly aimed towards profit—usually do enjoy it when consumers appreciate their products. It goes without saying that both consumers and manufacturers can be shocked when something goes horribly wrong during product use or consumption. Although the damage was never intended, it shouldn’t mean that a victim of poor product care should go unnoticed or reimbursed. If you or someone you know has suffered in any way through consumption or use of a product—even if the product was recalled—you still may be eligible for compensation. Don’t accept a settlement that a company offers you to “hush”. Speak with an experienced product liability attorney today for a free consultation and case evaluation.