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Recall Roll Call: August, 2022
Recalls happen more often than you may think. Knowing the products that could be dangerous can help you stay safe. Here’s a quick recap of the major recalls for August 2022.
DeWALT Miter Saws
The saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury risk. The company has received 571 reports of the safety assembly or components breaking or detaching, and 9 reports of laceration injuries.
- Units affected: 1,364,000
- Sold: Lowe’s stores, The Home Depot and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from April 2019 through May 2022
- For more information: https://www.dewalt.com/miter-saw-recall or (800) 990-6421
Future Motion Footpads for Onewheel GT Electric Skateboards
The footpads can fail, causing the skateboard to continue to operate unexpectedly after the rider has dismounted. The company has received 813 reports of the skateboards continuing to operate and 11 reports of bruises, friction burns, and a twisted ankle.
- Units affected: 20,500
- Sold: Online at www.onewheel.com from March 2022 through June 2022 and authorized independent dealers nationwide from March 2022 through August 2022
- For more information: https://recall.onewheel.com or (800) 283-7943
Residential Elevators has recalled its home elevators due to an entrapment risk to children. Children can get caught between the exterior landing door and the elevator car door. The company received a report of one serious spinal injury to a child.
- Units affected: 31,000
- Sold: Directly to consumers and by authorized dealers nationwide from 1986 through July 2022
- For more information: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 794-3032
Huffy Corporation Ride-On Toys
These toys can tip forward, presenting a risk of falls and injuries to young riders. The company has received 19 reports of falls, resulting in 18 facial injuries.
- Units affected: 28,550
- Sold: Exclusively at Walmart between August 2021 and July 2022.
- For more information: http://www.huffybikes.com/recalls or (800) 872-2453
MamaRoo and RockaRoo Infant Swings by 4moms
The restraint straps can dangle below the seat, posing a strangulation hazard for infants who are crawling below it and become entangled. One infant died, and one suffered bruising to his neck.
- Units affected: 2 million MamaRoo swings and 220,000 RockaRoo rockers
- Sold: BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010 through August 2022
- For more information: https://www.4momsrecall.expertinquiry.com or 877) 870-7390
Paddles for Stand-up Paddleboards by Agit Global
These paddles can suddenly break during use, presenting a risk of serious injury from their sharp edges. The company has received 19 reports of the paddle breaking with 6 reports of leg punctures or lacerations.
- Units affected: 124,000
- Sold: Costco, Home Depot, REI, Amazon, Walmart.com, Sam’s Club and small surf/sporting goods stores nationwide and online at https://shop.agit-global.com/ from January 2015 through December 2020
- For more information: https://shop.agit-global.com/content/important-safety-recall/ or (877) 862-0622
UPPAbaby RIDGE Jogging Strollers
The stroller’s rear disc brakes have openings where tiny fingers can get caught, posing an amputation risk. The company has received one report of a fingertip amputation affecting a child who was not in the stroller while it was in use.
- Units affected: 14,400
- Sold: BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn Kids and other specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2021 through August 2022
- For more information: http://www.uppababy.com/ridge/disc-brakes/ or (844) 823-3132
To see additional recalls by the Food and Drug Administration, click here.
Life-changing injuries and tragedies occur due to risky ingredients and errors made by manufacturers. If you have a question about what you believe may be a harmful or faulty product that may have caused injury, it may help to speak with a leading Philadelphia product liability attorney.