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Recall Roundup For May 20, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced four product recalls, including Kenmore oven ranges, Valor Athletics weight benches, and Hewitt marine winches.

Thousands of people are injured every year by defective and dangerous consumer products. The CPSC's job is to notify consumers of recent recalls to mitigate the risk of injury or death associated with those products. The CPSC estimates that dangerous consumer products cost the nation $1 trillion annually. Products are recalled on a rapid-fire basis, meaning consumers should be alert and aware of recent recalls so that they do not continue to use dangerous products.

Yesterday, the CPSC announced four separate recalls:

  • Kenmore Elite Slide-In Ranges
  • Kenmore Elite Dual Fuel Ranges
  • Valor Athletics Weight Benches
  • Hewitt Marine Winches

KENMORE ELITE SLIDE-IN RANGES RECALLED OVER LACERATION HAZARD

Kenmore is recalling some of its oven ranges due to a laceration hazard associated with its slide-in ranges. About 5,300 oven ranges were affected by this recall.

Product Details -

  • Sold exclusively at Sears
  • Gas, Electric, and Dual Fuel units affected
    • Gas Models: 790.32623xxx, 790.32633xxx, and 790.32643xxx
    • Electric Models: 790.42553xxx, 790.42563xxx, and 790.42623xxx
    • Dual Fuel Models: 790.42603xxx and 790.42613xxx
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sold from May 2014 through April 2015

Kenmore said that one consumer reported being cut by the stainless steel trim edge and needing stitches. The company has not received any other reports of injury yet.

ELECTROLUX KENMORE RANGES RECALLED FOR FIRE & BURN HAZARDS

Electrolux issued a recall of its Kenmore elite dual fuel ranges because of fire and burn concerns. A much smaller recall, this one concerns about 250 units that were sold exclusively at Sears from June 2014 through October 2014.

Product Details -

  • Name: Sears Kenmore Elite Dual Fuel Ranges
  • Stainless Steel
  • Gas Cooktops / Electric Ovens
  • Model: 790.42603xxx Serial Numbers: AF42500601 through AF43000916
  • Model: 790.42613xxx Serial Numbers: AF42500541 through AF43103647

While no injuries had been reported, Electrolux noticed that the burner flame can go out while the gas is still on, allowing gas to escape and posing a risk of igniting and catching fire.

VALOR ATHLETICS WEIGHT BENCH INJURY HAZARD

If you own a Valor Athletics Olympic weight bench, you may be affected by this recall. Valor recalled 100 of its weight benches because of a faulty weld joint on the unit's front leg. The welded joint can snap, posing a risk of injury to the user. Valor has not received any reports of injury associated with this product.

Product Details -

  • Name: BF-38 Flat/Incline/Decline Olympic Benches
  • Color: Gray and steel with black seat
  • Size: 53" long x 43" wide x 47" tall
  • Sold: From 1/14 to 9/14
  • Sold online at Valorathleticsinc.com and Valorfitness.com

1,700 HEWITT CHAIN DRIVEN WINCHES RECALLED

Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing Inc. recalled approximately 1,700 of its chain driven marine winches after receiving reports of six incidents of the chain breaking, but no injuries. According to Hewitt, the winch's roller chains can snap, causing the product to fail and posing a risk of injury to bystanders.

Product Details -

  • Models: 1501, 2001 and 2501
  • Dates: Manufactured between December 2013 and September 2014
  • Color: Silver / metal

If you or someone you care about was injured by a dangerous or defective consumer product, contact our San Antonio personal injury attorneys today for a free case review!

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