CPSC Votes for ANPR to Address Fire Hazards of Gel Fuels

According to a press statement, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted in favor of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) aimed at curbing fire safety violations by manufacturers of fuel gels and firepots. The consumers are being given the chance to make their views known to the CPSC regarding such fire safety violations among these products. Those manufacturers who do not conform to the safety standards may be banned from further production of such products.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m familiar with the fire and burn hazards of fuel gels and firepots and the safety issues that have been prevalent in the manufacturing of these products over the past months. If you have suffered an injury through the use of a defective or otherwise dangerous product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters to discuss your legal rights as they pertain to the situation.

Exercise Equipment Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

News reports state that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has instructed Nautilus to recall its Schwinn 460 Elliptical Exercise equipment. The recall was initiated after nine incidents were reported where the equipment malfunctioned or, in some cases, the foot plate detached or broke away, resulting in a fall. They have also advised consumers that they should stop using the equipment immediately in order to avoid preventable injuries. Consumers are instructed to stop using the equipment immediately and contact the company for further instruction.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar product recalls in the past and fully understand the tragic injuries that can result from these defective devices. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about the legal options open to you.