Dangerous Products You May Have in Your Home
Sadly, we live in a world in which defective products are released. Of course, mistakes happen, but this happens not once in a blue moon, but fairly often. Consumers often assume that products that sold in stores are safe, occasionally to their misfortune. Over the years, the harm done to consumers via defective products have ranged from minor injuries to even loss of life. As such, it is important to stay on your guard as a consumer.
Even after they have discovered they are selling a defective or dangerous product, some companies continue to sell it until they are absolutely sure they must recall it. This leaves consumers at risk for longer than necessary, and puts even more of a burden on them to watch out for defective products.
We’ve put together this small list of some of the most commonly recalled, yet still owned, defective products. Millions of these products have found their way into the homes of Americans- if you have any in your home, we recommend disposing of them immediately.
- LG Dehumidifiers. In 2007 and 2008, several models of LG dehumidifiers were recalled after causing numerous home fires. As such, these models can pose a serious fire hazard to your home. The recalled models are as follows: Goldstar model GHD30Y7, DH305Y7, Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C.
- Drop-Side Cribs. Over 11 million cribs from various brands have been recalled since 2007. Any cribs with a side that drops are now considered unsafe, leading to a ban on the design in general. The dropping side can become loose, which can create a gap for a child to become trapped or strangled in. This deadly design flaw has led to more than 30 deaths.
- Maclaren Strollers. In a truly horrifying turn of events, all Maclaren strollers sold between 1999 and 2009 were recalled after numerous reports of children’s fingers being cut off when the strollers were opened. A free hinge cover is available to those already owning the strollers.
- Maytag Dishwashers. 1.7 million dishwashers were recalled after they were found to cause fires due to faulty wiring. However, there were other dishwashers affected as well. Maytag also sold these defective dishwashers under the brand names of Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley brands.
- Lasko and Galaxy Box Fans. These inexpensive, convenient box fans were actually found to cause fires, leading to their recall. Any fan sold between 2002 and 2005 was recalled, which was a grand total of roughly 4.8 million units. An adapter is available to any owners of the fans which fixes the problem.