Campbell and Stihl Recall Products Due to Safety Concerns
We rely on manufactured products every day from the time we get into our car in the morning until the time we go to bed at night.
But while products have become more technologically advanced in recent years, we still read about numerous defects that lead to recalls and have the potential to harm users.
This week announcements were made about two high-profile recalls – more than 350,000 cans of Campbell spaghetti, due to a choking hazard, and a recall of several types of power tool by Virginia Beach-based Stihl.
WAVY.com reported on how Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 355,000 cans of its SpaghettiOs Original cans.
The food company said the recall of the cans is due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic that have been discovered in a small number of cans. The can lining is prone to peeling off on these cans, posing a choking hazard.
Campbell’s says the cans that may be subject to the defect are 14.2 ounce SpaghettiOs Original cans . The date Feb. 22, 2017, is stamped on the base of the can, and a UPC code of 51000 22432 is printed under the bar code. The report said the issue came to light after the company received consumer complaints.
The company warns these products should not be eaten. If you brought the defective product you should return it for a full refund. Visit https://www.Facebook.com/SpaghettiOs for more details.
Stihl has also announced a series of recalls on several of its products due to a fire hazard. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall includes brushcutters, gas-powered edgers, trimmers, pole pruners and KombiMotors sold between November of 2014 and September of 2015.
Stihl said there was an issue with the gasoline tank vent of these products that can become dislodged because of incorrect factory installation that can cause a fuel leak.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Nov. 12 that it has received more than 300 complaints about these products. So far, there have been no reports of fires, or anyone hurt.
If you have one of these products, you should take it to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free inspection and repair.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists recalls on its website. Some of these recalls have been linked to injuries and serious dangers. In September, for example, Shivvers recalled its Country Clipper riding lawnmower due to a gas tank cap problem that could lead to a fuel leak and a fire hazard.
In August, Grizzly recalled a line of table saws because the motor pulley may come loose and hit the table saw blade, causing the blade teeth to break off into flying metal fragments, posing a risk of cuts or injuries to users.
People are hurt by defective products every day. If you were injured due to a defect on a car, a tire or another piece of equipment, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.