Once a product becomes available for purchase, it should be safe for consumers — but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. There are many known defective or dangerous products available on the market in 2021 that may pose a serious risk to consumers.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of any of the dangerous products listed below, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Get in touch with us today to see if Sokolove Law may be able to help with your case.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has called for all households with children and pets to stop using the Peloton® Tread+™, an at-home treadmill, immediately, citing:
- Dozens of past reports of children being trapped, pinned, or pulled under the rear roller of the product
- An accident in February that severely injured a 3-year-old
- A second safety incident that resulted in a child’s death
No lawsuits related to these injuries have been filed at this time. On May 5, the Peloton® Tread+ was recalled and pulled from the market because of these dangers.
Fisher-Price® Rock ‘n Play™
The Fisher-Price® Rock ‘n Play Sleeper™ has now been pulled from the market, after an investigation by Consumer Reports found that the overall design of the sleeper poses life-threatening risks to babies.
According to this groundbreaking investigation by Consumer Reports:
- At least 32 babies have died inside the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
- A cardinal rule of infant care is that newborns must lay flat on their backs
- The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper allows babies to lay on their backs at an incline
- Laying at an incline increases the risk of a baby accidentally suffocating
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to consumers in April 2019, but many advocates believe the agency and Fisher-Price didn’t do enough to prevent these tragic deaths.
In March, General Motors LLC was hit with a wrongful death and product liability lawsuit over the unsafe tire pressure monitoring (TPM) system and wheels in their GMC® Yukon™.
- Alleges these defects in the GMC Yukon can cause car accidents
- Blames the crash that killed a grandmother and two of her grandchildren on these defects
- Seeks over $100 million in damages
Real Water Inc. Alkaline Water
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating reports of acute non-viral hepatitis that are linked to the Real Water® alkaline water brand.
While the investigation continues, the FDA warns consumers to not drink, cook with or serve "Real Water" alkaline water, not even to pets.
Real Water Inc. products that are affected by this investigation include:
- 500 ml, 1 liter, 1.5 liter and 1 gallon ready-to-drink alkaline water bottles
- 5-gallon and 3-gallon containers
- Bottles of various sizes
- 4-oz. concentrates
On the same day that the FDA launched their investigation, a lawsuit was filed against Real Water Inc. by Nevada parents whose child suffered liver damage after drinking the company’s bottled alkaline water.
AmazonBasics® — Multiple Products
CNN published an investigation in fall 2020 that detailed dozens of dangerous incidents involving AmazonBasics® products, including:
- USB cables
- Surge protectors
These products short-circuited, melted, or exploded in customers’ homes or vehicles, leading to injuries and safety risks.
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