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Gifts To Think Twice About This Holiday Season

You may have some last-minute gifts that you have to purchase for people on your holiday list this year. While you are considering what to buy, you need to be aware of some of the products that have been recalled during this holiday season. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps track of all of the defective products which have been recalled, and here are four of the most recent ones.

  1. Arctic Cat Snowmobiles. Three models of this snowmobile sold between May and September of this year contain a headlamp fuse that can fail, which can hamper visibility for the driver and cause a crash hazard. 
  1. Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-slice Toasters. The heating elements on some of these toasters sold between May and November of this year could heat up when the toaster is first plugged into an outlet (regardless of whether the toaster lifter is up or down), which could cause a fire hazard. 
  1. Handheld Massage Pets. Sold exclusively at BJ’s Wholesaler Clubs since September, these battery-powered handheld massagers in the shape of a bee or a ladybug can come with leaky batteries, which can irritate skin or cause a burn hazard. 
  1. Mophie Juice Pack Air iTouch External Rechargeable Battery Cases. These cases, which were sold from April through November, have integrated circuit switches that can overheat and cause burn damage. 

If you have purchased any of these products, stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer for further instructions (or visit the CPSC web site). If you have been injured by a defective product, you should contact a qualified product liability attorney as soon as possible.