Defective products include sport, kitchen products

| May 25, 2017 | Defective Products |

A few product recalls may affect consumers in Texas, particularly those into sports and those who have purchased kitchen products recently. Regarding sport products, kiteboard control systems and bicycles have been recalled. In addition, the kitchen-related defective products that are impacted by recent recalls include a couple of different types of mugs.

Kiteboard control systems from Cabrinha Kites have been recalled because the connection point between the landing line and lower front line may break, thus causing the user to lose control of his or her kite. This can pose a fall or injury hazard as a result. In addition, VanMoof reported that its M3 S and B series bikes are dangerous, in that the front tire may jam if an item becomes stuck between it and the mud guard/fender in the front. Thus, the company has agreed to replace the bolt in the front fender.

The two mugs that are reportedly dangerous are Michael’s Ceramic Travel Mugs and the Chalk Note Mug from Pier 1 Imports. The Michael’s mug lids do not fit snuggly and therefore can cause fluids to leak, therefore potentially causing burns. Meanwhile, the Pier 1 Imports mugs may crack when a hot beverage is poured into it, thus posing a burn hazard.

Consumers in Texas naturally expect the products they use to be tested and proved to be safe. However, not all products that end up on store shelves are free of hazards. Those injured due to using defective products have the right to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of damages. A monetary award in a successfully litigated case may help with addressing medical expenses and other losses stemming from the use of a defective product.

Source: muskokaregion.com, “RECALLS: Bikes, brown beans, coffee mugs and more on this week’s list“, May 23, 2017