2023’s Top Recalled Products and What to Do if They’ve Harmed You

by Staff Blogger | January 15th, 2024

When you purchase a product, you trust it to be safe and reliable. Yet, sometimes, products fail to meet these expectations, leading to recalls. These recalls protect you and your family from unnecessary harm by removing unsafe products from the market and pushing the manufacturer to address potential hazards.

Stay current on major product recalls by regularly checking resources like FDA recalls and the NHTSA’s car recall page. These can help you protect yourself and your family from life-changing injuries.

If you suffer harm from a defective or recalled item, work with our California personal injury lawyers from Berg Injury Lawyers to evaluate your case. We can help you file a product liability claim and receive compensation for your damages.

Top Recalled Products of 2023

The following are some of the top recalled products of 2023. This table shows the recall number, reasons the product was recalled, and potential dangers to consumers.

Item RecalledReasons for RecallPotential HazardsManufacturer Response
2015 Ford Fiesta (20S15)Door latches may break.Risk of doors unexpectedly opening while driving, significantly increasing the likelihood of a crash or passenger ejection.Notification letters sent, contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 for free inspection and replacement.
2024 Volvo VN (RVXX2313)Engine delay in returning to idle.Increased risk of accidents due to delayed engine response, especially in traffic situations.Notification letters to be sent, contact Volvo Trucks at 1-800-528-6586 for assistance.
Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Banks (24-031)Internal screws may loosen.Risk of electrical short circuit and battery overheating, potentially leading to fires.Free replacement and disposal guidance offered, contact Lenovo directly.
Onewheel Electric Skateboards (23-299)Failure to balance rider if limits exceeded.High risk of rider falls and severe injuries if the skateboard’s limits are surpassed.Prorated store credit upon disposal, visit Onewheel recall website.
Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (24-001)Rolling ball may detach.Choking hazard for young children due to small, detachable parts.Stop use, contact Candy Dynamics for a full refund and free return shipping for non-empty items.
PhysiciansCare Allergy, Allergy Plus and Cold and Cough (23-203)Packaging not child-resistant.Potential risk of child poisoning due to easy access to medication.Store away from children, contact Acme United for a refund.
Gevi Household Countertop Nugget Ice Maker (24-008)Auger blades may break.Risk of metal fragments in ice posing a laceration hazard to consumers.Contact Far Success Trading Limited for a free replacement.

One of These Injured Me. Can I Get Compensation?

If you’ve been hurt due to a recalled product, you have the right to seek compensation in California. The state’s product liability laws allow you to file a claim against the manufacturer if you can prove that the product caused your damages.

Work with our defective product attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers to file a successful claim. We can guide you through the following steps and help you get maximum compensation for your injuries:

  • Seek medical attention. As soon as you’re injured by a defective product, get medical help. This provides immediate medical treatment and creates an official record of the injury. This documentation is essential for your claim and connecting your damages to the product.
  • Gather and preserve evidence. Collect and secure all potential evidence. Keep the product as is, take clear photos of the defect, and document your injuries. Retain all medical records and receipts related to the treatment of your injuries to support your case.
  • Report the incident. Report your incident to the relevant authorities or consumer protection agencies. Contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission hotline at 800-638-2772 for product recall concerns. For auto recall concerns, contact the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
  • File a claim against the manufacturer or in court. File a claim for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the recalled item. Your attorney can help you demonstrate how the product’s defect led to your injuries, helping you receive a satisfactory settlement or pursue a damage award in court.

Contact Berg Injury Lawyers for Your Defective Product Case

Recalls are issued to protect the public from products that have been found to be unsafe or harmful, and being aware of these can help prevent accidents or injuries.

If you are injured due to a recalled product, turn to Berg Injury Lawyers for trusted legal assistance. Our experienced legal team is committed to helping you secure the support and compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your case in a free consultation and take your first steps toward financial recovery.