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Products That Are Trending for the Wrong Reasons

Recent trends have shown an alarming increase in product defects that can pose significant risks to consumers. From exploding vape pens to malfunctioning skateboards, the list is growing, and it’s crucial to be aware of these potential hazards.

Here is a semi-comprehensive list of a few products we’ve seen trending recently, for the wrong reasons.

  • Onewheel® Electric Skateboards
    • Hazard: The skateboards can suddenly stop, ejecting the rider and potentially causing serious injuries or even death.
  • Boppy® and Other Baby Loungers
    • Hazard: The loungers pose a risk of infant suffocation.
  • Takata Airbags
    • Hazard: The airbags can explode in hot and humid conditions, potentially releasing metal pieces that can harm passengers.
  • Ford SUVs Power Train
    • Hazard: Defective gear shifting devices can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly.
  • Weighted Blankets
    • Hazard: There’s a risk of death by asphyxiation if a child becomes entrapped in the blanket.
  • Air Fryers and Pressure cookers
    • Hazard: Risks related to burns or explosions if these products are defective.
  • Power Equipment
    • Hazard: Risks related to injuries from sharp or moving parts if these products are defective.
  • Laptops & Power banks
    • Hazard: Risks related to fires or explosions if batteries are defective.
  • Vape Pens and E-Cigarettes
    • Hazard: Risk of fires and explosions from defective batteries.
  • Fruit Beer Bottles
    • Hazard: Risk of refermentation increasing the pressure and making the can prone to explosion

It’s important to note that the aforementioned list of products and potential hazards is not exhaustive. If you find yourself injured by any other product, don’t dismiss it as a rare or freak accident. These incidents occur more frequently than you might think. The best course of action is to consider reaching out to an attorney who can help guide you through your options. Our team has extensive expertise in product liability law. Should you find yourself injured by a product and wish to explore your legal options, we invite you to reach out for a complimentary case consultation.

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