2.4 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled

Recalled AeonAir Dehumidifier U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) recalled approximately 2.4 million dehumidifiers as of August, 2021. These dehumidifiers were made by 20 different brands and sold nationwide in stores such as Costco, Lowes, Menards, Walmart, and others. As reported by CBSnews.com, the dehumidifiers sold from February, 2009 to August, 2017. The recall is due to over 100 incidents of products overheating and catching fire.  The Chinese manufacturing company, New Widetech, reports roughly $17 million in property damage and no injuries. Notable brands that are being recalled include: AeonAir, Danby, Friedrich, Honeywell, and Whirlpool. To find out if you…

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A Review of Fireplace Safety Tips

  Wintertime is usually filled with snow days, hot coco, warm fuzzy socks, and gathering around the fireplace to listen and sing holiday songs with the family. Although this year may look a little different, fireplace safety is just as important as always. According to Injury Facts  over the past several decades, deaths from home fires in the U.S. have steadily gone down – from 5,200 in 1980 to 2,820 in 2018. But home fires are still the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14. Follow fireplace safety practices to make sure you are protecting yourself and…

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Is Your Home Fire-Safe?

When was the last time you thought about fire safety and prevention in your home? From 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of around 355,400 home fires per year, which caused a total annual average of 2,560 civilian deaths and 11,670 injuries. Fire safety awareness is an essential first step to avoiding such a situation yourself. October Fire Safety month may be over, but it is always a good time to make sure you have everything you need to keep yourself and your family safe. Here’s a quick and easy checklist to go over: Check that your home…

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Robes By Blair LLC Recalled by CPSC | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Blair LLC have reannounced a recall of 162,000 robes after learning of six deaths connected to the product. The original recall in April was due to reports of three robes catching on fire, one of which resulted in second-degree burns. The robes were made in Pakistan and are constructed with chenille.  They were “sold in Blair catalogs and on the company Web site, as well as Blair stores in Warren, Pa., Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., from January 2003 through March 2009. Consumers may return the robe to Blair and receive a…

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Burn Injuries | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri According to the American Burn Association there are about 1 million burn injuries in our country each year. Of those injured, 45,000 are hospitalized and about 50% of those patients are admitted to the 125 specialized burn treatment centers across the country. It is estimated that one third of these injuries are children. The American Burn Association has 6 educational programs to prevent burn injuries. The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center is the only adult burn treatment center in the Washington metropolitan area. This 20-bed facility features a multidisciplinary team approach to burn care…

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