A recall has been announced for a toothbrush that could pose a hazard to the person using the item.
The models that this recall applies to are Spinbrush Rechargeable SONIC toothbrushes that were distributed by the Church & Dwight Company. These defective items were available to consumers all across the United States and Canada between February 2010 and October of last year.
These units contain a charging base that has the potential to overheat. If this happens, the user can expect localized melting and sparking to take place. This kind of defect could lead to a serious fire or shock hazard. Thankfully, though, there has yet to be a report of an injury taking place, but there have been seven incidents reported.
Affected consumers should be on the lookout for products with lot numbers between DD9310 and 9365, as well as DD0002 and 0122. Persons with this item in their possession are being advised to immediately discontinue using the product. They can get a refund by returning their items to Church & Dwight. It should be noted that simple battery charged toothbrushes that don’t utilize an electric charging base do not fall within the purview of the recall.
As a Roseville personal injury attorney, it saddens me to see any item pose a hazard. But when it’s an item as simple as a toothbrush, it really opens your eyes to see that any product could be dangerous if it’s defective. I hope as a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco that nobody takes this recall lightly.