#RecallRoundup: August 2017
Welcome to the August 2017 Recall Roundup!
Summer may be coming to a close, but the product recalls never stop! August 2017 was a relatively uneventful month for recalls, which is a great thing, because no one wants to deal with dangerous or defective products as they soak up those last few days of summer. But a few recalls did manage to sneak in — let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
Lose These Shoes
Fans of edgy and animal-friendly footwear, beware! About 30,000 units of Dr. Marten’s vegan boots, which were sold between January 2015 and July 2017, have been recalled due to a chemical exposure hazard. The boots may contain benzidine, a non-natural chemical that hasn’t been sold in the United States since the 1970s. Exposure to benzidine can lead to an increased risk of cancer, particular bladder cancer.
Hikers should check out their footwear, too. Ski mountaineering boots, sold by Arc’teryx, are facing a recall of both men’s and women’s boots. An axis pin located near the rear of the boot can dislodge, which could damage the boot and cause a fall hazard. Since these boots are intended for mountaineering, a potential fall hazard is a pretty scary issue. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
Samsung Struck by Another Recall
Samsung, still recovery from the exploding phone fiasco, faced yet another issue this month when batteries for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cellphone were recalled. Some of the batteries, which were allegedly counterfeit, can overheat and cause a fire hazard. However, the recall only affects phones that were refurbished through AT&T and handled by FedEx Supply Chain. Samsung can blame this one on FedEx, so maybe things aren’t quite so bad for them this time.
The weirdest recalled product of the month is probably a catfish strainer, sold by Academy Sports + Outdoors. While cooking catfish might not be something most of us do on a daily basis, around 21,000 catfish strainers were sold, and should be returned for a repair or replacement. A hose connected to the strainer can melt or burn, posing a fire hazard.
Do you own a product from our August 2017 recall list? Visit the product or company’s website for further instruction, and check out our past blog on dealing with a product recall.
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