As a consumer, you have the right to know about any defects or problems with the products you buy. When food, medicine, or consumer products are found to be contaminated, hazardous, or otherwise unsafe, they may be subject to a recall. ASK LLP keeps you up to date on the latest news about the safety and efficacy of common items we use every day. Check back often to stay informed on the most recent recalls and subscribe to our blog to get updates sent right to your inbox. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you can reach out to ASK LLP for a free case evaluation.
Specialized Bicycle Recall
On October 13, 2021 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. of Morgan Hill, CA announced a recall of Specialized Tarmac SL7 Bicycles and Frame sets. The products were recalled due to the risk of the fork steerer tube cracking or breaking after impact or a stress event, such as potholes or pavement defects. The potential breakage poses a risk to riders. According to the recall notice, nearly 7,000 units were sold at nationwide retailers between July 2020 through August 2021 for between $3,300 and $15,000. The bicycles are manufactured in Taiwan. To date, no injuries have been reported, although there have been two incidents where the steerer tube broke or cracked upon or after impact. More information can be found on the CPSC website. If you have been injured by a recalled bicycle, contact an attorney today to ask about your rights.
Hobby Lobby Recalls Wood Stools
The CPSC and Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma announced a recall on October 6, 2021 involving white wooden stools sold from June – July 2021. The stools, which are about 2 feet tall and 15 inches wide, have been recalled due to a defect that can cause the stools to break during use, posing a risk of fall or injury to the user. According to the recall alert, customers should stop using the stools immediately. There had been 6 reported injuries as of the date of the recall. For more information and photos, check the CPSC website. If you or someone you know was injured after using a recalled chair or stool, call ASK LLP today for a free case review.
Heater-Cooler Devices & NTM Infection
On October 13, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to healthcare providers with updated information regarding Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections in patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery using heater-cooler devices. The letter explains that two heater-cooler manufacturers, CardioQuip and Gentherm Medical LLC, have announced voluntary recalls for updated labeling with “interim mitigation strategies” to help reduce the risk of NTM infections. Two additional manufacturers, Terumo and Maquet, also announced voluntary recalls to tell facilities to discontinue use of their heater-cooler devices because these manufacturers will not be pursuing a cleaning and disinfection protocol that addresses the risks of NTM infection. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection, contact ASK LLP today for a free case review.
Photo credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission