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Haier America Trading Agrees to $850,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Blenders

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Haier America Trading LLC, of New York,N.Y., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $850,000. The settlement agreement has been provisionally accepted by the Commission (4-0).

The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Haier America failed to report immediately to CPSC, as required by federal law, a defect involving its blenders that resulted in nearly 60 incidents and an injury to a consumer's hand.  The nut on the blender that holds the blade assembly can dislodge during use, allowing the blade assembly pieces to break apart, and/or crack the blender's glass jar, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/20/4838958/haier-america-trading-agrees-to.html