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Product Recalls in the Headlines

Household product recalls in the news recently included:

Martha Stewart’s enamel cast-iron casseroles: Enamel coating can crack or break during use, cutting and burning the consumer. More than 960,000 casseroles sold at Macy’s between June 2007 and June 2011 have been recalled. The product ranges in price from $25 to $170.

What to Do: Stop using this unsafe consumer product and return it to Macy’s for a refund. Call Macy’s at 888-257-5949 or go to www.macys.com for more details.

Target’s step stools with storage: Poorly assembled wooden stools may break or collapse during use. So far, 547,000 wooden step stools sold at Target from January 2007 through September 2010 have been recalled. The product costs $25 to $30. Target currently has 27 reports of stools breaking, some causing injures such as fractured wrists, a fractured hip and pelvis, and scrapes or bruising.

What to Do: Stop using the stool and call Target at 800-440-0680 or go to www.target.com for details.

Office Depot’s desk chairs: The chair’s tilt mechanism poses a pinch hazard. More than 34,000 Realspace PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit chairs sold at Office Depot from May 2009 through June 2011 have been recalled. The product retails at $170.

What to Do: Stop using the chair and call Office Depot at 855-259-5093 for details.

Children’s products that have been recalled include:

Scoot ‘n Zoom’s riding toy: The toy is prone to tipping over, making the child fall. So far, 165,000 Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom toys sold from August 2010 through August 2011 have been recalled. The product costs and estimated $20. Radio Flyer has had six reports of injuries to children, including lost teeth and cuts that required stitches.

What to Do: Stop using the toy and call Radio Flyer at 800-621-7613 or go to www.radioflyer.com for details.

If you have been injured by a defective and dangerous product, visit our products liability experts at www.McAleerLaw.com.

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