The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a number of household product recalls for the month of February. Each recalled product poses different personal injury risks to users, so all Maryland consumers should immediately stop use of these particular products and contact the manufacturer for either replacement parts, repairs, or refunds.
- Improvements Catalog Adjustable Ottoman Bed: This product from an Ohio-based company poses a fall hazard to consumers when the ottoman is converted to a bed and weight is placed on it. The product was sold through Improvements and Sky Mall catalogs and websites from May 2011 to August 2011 for between $150 and $190. Any Improvements store can be contacted so customers can receive a full refund. For questions regarding the recall, consumers can call (800) 985-6044 or visit www.improvementscatalog.com.
- Bosch Fire Alarm Control Panel: Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has recalled their Fire Alarm Control Panel as it can fail to sound the alarm if a fire occurs either when the alarm verification feature is turned on or if the loop for the fire alarm system is broken on systems with 50 or more reporting stations. Distributors and installers have been sent technical bulletins for repair, but consumers can contact Bosch for more information at (800) 289-0096 or by visiting https://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/.
- BSH Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers: Affecting 835,000 units in the U.S., BSH Home Appliances Corp. has issued a recall for Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The T-Disc that holds the coffee or tea poses a burn hazard to users as it can burst and spray hot liquid, coffee grounds, or tea onto anyone near the product. Users should immediately stop using the product and order a free replacement disc holder by calling (866) 918-8763 or going to www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall.
Manufacturers have the responsibility of producing safe, hazard-free products for consumer use; however, if products, especially household products which are used daily, are not thoroughly tested for safety, innocent consumers may pay the price with serious injuries. The Annapolis product liability lawyers with Alpert Schreyer are dedicated to helping Maryland consumers obtain compensation when injured by a defective product. To see how our legal team can assist you with your product liability claim, call (844) 632-7274.