On this last day of the month, we bring you news of May’s product recalls. Every month, any number of defective products will be recalled due to safety issues, but here we’ve highlighted just a few of the most dangerous products recalled this month. In general, if you own any of the following products, you should stop use immediately and contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as the product’s manufacturer:
Teavana Glass Tea Tumblers: Teavana has received over 300 reports on incidents in which the glass tumblers either broke or shattered unexpectedly, sometimes resulting in lacerations and burns, including cut or burned fingers and legs. The recalled tumblers, sold exclusively at Teavana stores, include many models sold from August 2007 to May 2013. Consumers are advised to stop use immediately and return the glass tea tumblers to a Teavana store location for a free replacement metallic tea tumbler and a complimentary 2 oz. package of Opus Rouge Rooibos Tea.
Kubota ZG100 Series Zero Turn Riding Mowers: Kubota is recalling riding mowers because the fuel tank’s pressure relief valve can malfunction to eventually wear a hole in the fuel tank and pose a fire hazard to users. The firm has received over 50 reports of leaking fuel tanks and the recall involves 4 models sold from December 2012 through April 2013. Consumers are advised to stop use immediately and contact Kubota directly for a free repair.
Lea Panel, Loft and Bunk Beds: Lea Industries is recalling 34 different Lea children’s beds because the side mattress support rails can break, posing a serious fall hazard that has been reported more than 20 times since 2009. In one incident, a 6-year-old girl had to be hospitalized for serious head injuries after the top bunk collapsed on her. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled models and contact Lea Industries to receive free replacement side rails.
KTM and Husaberg Motorcycles: KTM North America is recalling 13 models of KTM and Husaberg brand competition/closed-course and off-road motorcycles over concerns that the throttle cable can malfunction and result in an uncontrollable throttle. This product poses a serious crash hazard to the rider so consumers must stop use immediately and contact a KTM or Husaberg authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.
Again, if you own any of the above products, stop use immediately and contact the manufacturer for additional instructions. If you, your child or another loved has been harmed by any of these defective products (or one not listed here), you deserve fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the San Marcos product liability attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation.