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Galveston take note: 10 dangerous products you may own (Part Two)

In our previous blog postings, we highlighted different types of products which could cause serious personal injuries, or in some cases, death. For example, the Wrangler Silent Armour tires were recalled after separating tire treads led to fatal car accidents, and the Taser stun gun has caused more than one death.

Last week, we urged our Galveston readers to discontinue using any potentially dangerous product which could lead to a personal injury or wrongful death. This current post continues with the second half of 10 dangerous or defective products that consumers could potentially have in their homes.

6. Four million Magnetix Building Sets were sold and many of those are presumably still in use. More than 1,500 instances have been reported of magnets falling out. After swallowing, intestinal surgery was necessary for more than two dozen young children to remove the magnets.

7. McClaren double strollers are handy for twins, but little fingers have been pinched and amputated when caught in the hinges. The manufacturer will provide consumers with hinge covers.

8. Dishwashers sold under the brand names of Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley have been known to catch fire due to wiring problems. Check your model number with the manufacturer's website to see if your brand model has been recalled.

9. Lasko box fans are inexpensive and can cause fires. There has been a recall.

10. Bump Baby Seats help babies sit upright in a full-size bath tub. The problem is that baby can slip, fall and get a concussion. About 60 babies have been known to suffer head fractures due to the product.

The list of products that have been recalled for safety reasons is significant. If interested, our readers could access the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and search for any product that may be questionable.

Should any product cause an injury, whether the product was recalled or not, the manufacturer or distributor could be held liable for damages due to personal injury or compensation for a wrongful death.

Source: Time Magazine, "10 Dangerous Products You Might Have in Your Home," Mitch Lipka, May 22, 2012

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