Recent Recalls by General Motors, BCM, H&M, & Lakeshore Learning Materials

General Motors Recall

General Motors recalled 2.7 million cars this past Thursday, May 15. The automaker announced five model recalls including midsize cars from years 2004 to 2012. The recall resulted from safety problems including faulty brake lights. GM knew about the failing brake lights as early as 2008. The company issued service bulletins which required the dealership to fix in the brake lights, but only if the owner became aware of the default. In the meantime, the driver’s safety was at risk. 13 accidents and 2 injuries were attributed to the brake light default. The default was discovered when a rigorous safety investigation was enacted after 2.6 million cars were recalled for faulty ignition switches. The ignition switch problems were linked to at least 13 deaths.

BMC Bicycle Recall

Also on Thursday, BMC recalled some bicycle models including the BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge, and Urbanchallenge with Aprebic Fork. Specifically, the recalls affected the models Alpenchallenge AC01105, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, MAsschallenge MC01, and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. The fork model number is located on the top arch. The Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge models were issued in 2012 and 2013, while the Masschallenge model was from 2012. The model year can be located on the top tube of the bicycle. Models come in color combinations of black and red or black and yellow. The defective part is the bicycle fork, which can break or crack above the brake and cause the rider to fall. Though no injuries or incidents have been reported yet, consumers are encourage to stop using these models immediately and contact their local BMC authorized dealer to receive a replacement fork.

H&M Girl’s Leggings Recall

Retailer H&M recalled girl’s leggings on Thursday due to a choking hazard. The leggings were sold in color combinations of black with a pink belt, black with silver belt, black and white striped with black belt, blue and white striped with blue belt, blue hounds-tooth with blue belt, gray check with pink belt, gray with dots and pink belt, khaki with pink belt, khaki with dots and pink belt, pink and white check with white belt, purple with purple belt, and red and blue plaid with blue belt. Each pair of knit leggings included a plastic belt with a bow-shaped buckle. The leggings came in sizes 1 ½ to 8 years. H&M is printed on the label. The leggings were recalled because of a default on the belt. A small metal part could detach on the belt and be a choking hazard. Customers are encouraged to remove the belt from the leggings and return it to their local H&M retail in exchange for a $20 gift card.

Lakeshore Learning Materials Recall

On May 22, Lakeshore Learning Materials recalled their product Lakeshore Bristle Builders for Toddlers. The product includes a set of 52 plastic items consisting of building blocks and three animal figurines. The animals consists of a yellow duck with a purple base, a brown horse with a blue base, and a pink pig with a green base. The building pieces include circles, rectangles, squares and triangle pieces in various colors. The building pieces are covered in plastic bristles which allow the pieces to connect. The product was recalled due to the bases on the animal figurines, which can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. Consumers should take the animal figurines away from their children immediately and contact the company for a free product replacement.

If you have been injured or a loved one as a result of a defective product or being in an accident due to defective car parts, any other injuries as a result of a product recall, ensure you contact anexperienced product liability attorney. Get compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and loss wages. Negligent parties should be held liable, get aggressive representation today.


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