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  • Toy Gifts with Purchase Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

    Posted Mar 30th, 2012 By in Personal Injury, Product Liability, Product Recall With | Comments Off

    In a press release, Happy Shirts, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of the toy trucks that were given away for free as gifts with purchase of a t-shirt due to a fire hazard the trucks pose to consumers.

    This recall affects roughly 9,000 units of Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were provided as gifts with a purchase of Big Movers t-shirts, sold exclusively in Kohl’s retail stores across the country and online from February 2012 through March 2012. The recall was initiated when Happy Shirts learned that the connections inside the trucks’ battery compartment have the potential to smolder and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The company has gotten one report of a toy truck catching fire and is aware of three other incidents where the trucks smoldered upon insertion of batteries. No injuries were reported in relation to these events.

    Consumers are being instructed to remove the trucks from children’s possession immediately and to take out the batteries. Consumers are encouraged to contact the company directly to receive instructions on how to return the trucks for a full refund.

    As a Harrisburg personal injury attorney, I’ve seen similar safety recalls before and I understand the injuries that are possible through the use of defective products. If you or your child has suffered an injury due to the normal use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters to learn more about your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be open to you.

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