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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced several product recalls this month and the month is not even over. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products and frequently announces product recalls. First, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Circus World has recalled wireless video baby monitors due to overheating hazard. Wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Second, P. Graham Dunn in cooperation with the U.S. CPSC has recalled nearly 500 wooden toy rattles, which pose a serious choking hazard to young children. Third, the U.S. CPSC and Asurion have voluntarily recalled about 470,000 counterfeit Blackberry-branded cell phone batteries in refurbished devices; the batteries can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Additionally, the US CPSC and LG Electronics have reannounced the Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifier recall, which affects about 98,000 dehumidifiers. The power connector for the dehumidifer’s compressor can short circuit and pose serious fire and burn hazards to consumers. Another fire hazard product recall involved the Bosch Thermotechnology Boiler Survey Kit. The recall affects about 1500 service kit for gas-fired boilers. The use of a silver-covered gas pipe adapter included in the service kit can lead to gas leakage, which can pose a fire or explosion hazard to consumers. Miami Breaker, Inc. has also voluntarily recalled products due to fire hazard. Their product recall involves about 43,600 counterfeit “Square D” circuit breakers, which can fail to trip when they are overloaded.

To read more about recent product recalls, please visit the CPSC website.

KIRO-TV has reported that consumer investigator has received documents concerning Apple iPod personal injuries from the CPSC. The documents reveal that on a number of occasions, iPods have suddenly burst into flames, started to smoke, and possibly even burned their owners.

To read more about the iPod personal injuries.

In another Chicago fire injury tragedy, a two-year old has died in an Illinois fire on the west side of Chicago. An overloaded electrical socket sparked the fire. According to a Fire Department Commander, the home did not have working smoke detectors.

Levin & Perconti is familiar with the tragedy that can happen when buildings have failing smoke detectors. Two years ago, Levin & Perconti obtained a $6 million fire settlement for the families who lost six children in a Chicago apartment fire.

To read more about the 2 year-old’s wrongful death.

A product recall has been issued for approximately 70 units of Mosquito Trans and 1500 units of Bed Bug monitors. The voluntary product recall was issued after the company discovered the two products are cut and burn hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on July 7.

To read more about the mosquito monitor recall.

The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have continued to stress the importance of ensuring that homes have working smoke detectors and wanted to share the Illinois Fire Marshal’s instructions with our readers. The Illinois Fire Marshal is asking people to check to see if they are using a recalled smoke detector. While you are looking to see what type of smoke detector you have in your home, please also check to see if its working!

To read more about the Illinois fire marshal warning.

A mattress manufacturer recently issued a product recall for beds at high risk for fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled approximately 2700 units of mattress sets, including mattresses and mattresses with foundations. The product recall was announced after discovering the products pose a fire hazard.

To read more about the bed maker product recall.

A fiery Chicago car crash in the East Garfield Park neighborhood resulted in one death and several people receiving personal injuries. A van had been traveling south in Chicago on California and flipped over on its roof after impact. Two other male teens involved in the car crash received bad burn injuries.

To read more about the Chicago car crash.

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