Composite decks, play yards, and youth model ATVs have been recalled for a variety of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">hazards , announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp., of Nashville, Tennessee, has recalled about 48 million linear feet (decks vary in size) of composite decks because they can deteriorate and break, posing a fall hazard in which consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries. To date, LP has received 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, a sprained ankle, minor lacerations, and bruises.
The recall includes outdoor deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBestÂ®, ABTCo., and VerandaÂ®, which are composite products that look similar to natural wood and were sold in various colors including Tuscan Walnut/Chestnut, Driftwood Grey/Greystone, Pacific Cedar, and Western Redwood. Multiple firms manufactured Veranda decking products; only products manufactured by LP are involved. The recalled LP Composite Decks were manufactured in the United States and sold at The Home Depot (VerandaÂ® brand) and building product dealers (LP WeatherBestÂ® and ABTCo. brands) nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008 for between $1.50 and $2.25 per linear foot. The CPSC is advising consumers with the recalled decking to immediately contact LP for a free inspection. If the decking is affected by premature deterioration, LP will arrange for a free replacement. LP can be reached toll-free at 1-888-325-1184 between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.deckingnotice.com
Eddie Bauer Play Yards with Rocking Bassinets
Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Indiana, recalled about 71,000 (United States) and 5,600 (Canada) Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards with Rocking Bassinets due to suffocation hazard. The Soothe & Sway Play Yardâ€™s rocking bassinet attachment can tilt when secured by straps (non-rocking mode), which can cause it to stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in rocking mode. The tilted surface can cause an infant to roll to the bassinetâ€™s corner or side and become wedged in the corner or pressed against the bassinetâ€™s side or bottom, presenting a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation. The firm and the CPSC received 10 reports of infants rolling to one side, including six in which infantsâ€™ faces were pressed against the bassinetâ€™s side or the bottom; one child reportedly was turning purple and was out of breath when discovered. The Convertible Play Yard has a bassinet and changing station feature; a mobile with three teddy bears was also included. Models included are 05046 (all units) and 05044 units manufactured before December 1, 2008. Different models were sold in Canada. Model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a sticker on one of the support legs beneath the Play Yard. Manufacture dates are printed in YY/MM/DD format. The recalled Play Yards were made in China and sold at Target, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2008 through May 2009 for about $150. The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the bassinet attachment and contact Dorel for a $40 voucher toward the purchase of a new Dorel product. Consumers can continue using the Play Yard. Dorel can be reached toll-free at 1-888-233-4903 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.djgusa.com
Fushin USA Youth Model ATVs
About 650 Fushin USA LLC of Dallas, Texas, Youth Model ATVs were recalled due to risk of injury to young riders. The recalled Fushin ATVs, which were manufactured in China, lack front brakes, a tire pressure gauge, and padding to cover the sharp edges on the handlebar assembly, which could pose a risk of injury to young riders. The recall involves FXSA 002A-90cc. The size 90cc youth ATV comes in a variety of colors such as black, red, blue, yellow, green, pink, tan camo, blue camo, army camo, green camo, leaf camo, pink camo, and yellow/black and was sold by Fushin dealerships and online nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for between $250 and $350. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Fushin Youth Model ATVs immediately and contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Fushin can be reached toll-free at 1-866-659-8600 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.fushinusa.com