Defective Product Lawyer
In the United States, products are recalled when a large quantity of the units created are recognized to pose a danger to consumers. Recalls can be issued by the product manufacturer or by the government. As an experienced defective product lawyer explains, once a product is recalled, the manufacturer or government will notify consumers and let them know what to do with the recalled product. It is most common for consumers to either:
- Dispose of the recalled product and receive a refund; or
- To send or bring the product to the manufacturer or distributor for a repair.
Any item produced for sale in the United States can be recalled. Medical supplies, cosmetics, food, medication, and mechanical parts are some product categories that have frequent recalls.
Below are three products that were recalled in October and November of 2022.
- Unilever Dry Shampoos
On October 18, 2022, Unilever voluntarily recalled select lot codes of dry shampoo aerosol products produced prior to October 2021 due to potentially elevated levels of benzene. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen and exposure to benzene by inhalation, orally and through the skin can result in cancers and blood disorders. The recalled dry shampoos are from Unilever product lines Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemme. A complete list of the affected products can be found here. The recalled dry shampoos were distributed nationwide in the United States and consumers are instructed to stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoo products and visit UnileverRecall.com for instructions on how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. To date, there have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall.
- Polaris MATRYX, AXYS, and Pro-Ride Snowmobiles
On November 17, 2022, Polaris recalled 138,000 units of its 2021-2023 MATRYX, 2015-2022 AXYS, and 2013-2014 Pro-Ride Snowmobiles due to a fire hazard. The electrostatic discharge inside the fuel tank can cause vapors to ignite during operation and the tank may burst, which could lead to a fire. The affected snowmobiles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2011 through August 2022. Consumers can enter their VIN here to see if their snowmobile is included in any recalls. Consumers are instructed to cease use of the affected snow mobiles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. To date, there have been 30 reports of fuel tanks bursting, including 16 incidents of fire and one second-degree burn.
- Mockingbird Strollers
On November 10, 2022, Mockingbird LLC, recalled 149,000 units of its Single-to-Double Strollers due to a fall hazard that can occur if the lower side of the stroller frame cracks. The affected strollers are made of aluminum, come in black or silver, and have a lot number between 20091 and 22602. The strollers were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at hellomockingbird.com, babylist.com, goodbuygear.com, and target.com from March 2020 to September 2022. Consumers are advised to cease use of the strollers and contact Mockingbird to receive a free frame reinforcement kit. Mockingbird is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date, 138 reports of cracks in the frame, including eight injuries involving cuts, scratches, or bruising to children in the strollers have been received.
Thanks to Eglet Adams, defective product lawyers Las Vegas, NV, for their information on recalled products in October and November of 2022.