On October 2, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall by Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York. The company is recalling about 5,000 Haier® 42-inch LED TVs, which were manufactured in China.
The recall involves Haier 42-inch LED TVs with model number LE42B1380, which is printed on a label on the back of the TV. They were sold nationwide from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $450 at Fry’s Electronics and other retail stores, and online at Amazon.com.
The recalled products pose a risk of injury to consumers as the TV stand’s neck support can potentially break and cause the TV to tip over. Thus far, Haier America and the U.S. CPSC have received 184 allegations of the TV stand’s neck cracking or breaking.
At any point during the design and manufacturing process of consumer products such as television stands, significant failures may contribute to product hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from a product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches unsuspecting consumers.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product or negligence, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.