More and more, we are seeing property damage caused by water, fire, and explosions as a direct result of a defective product. Many firms litigate but few actually litigate a product liability matter to completion. This is why we are trying to work with you to bundle these files to increase the settlement value and decrease your operational costs associated with adjusting each claim.
Property damage as a direct result of a defective product
Regardless if mass action is or isn’t an option for you, it is vitally important to identify these losses in the early stages of the claim. Our Early Involvement Team can assist you in this identification and will keep you informed of potentially defective products as we manage the subrogation side of the claim from start to finish.
Product liability litigation
Recently, we have effectively litigated product liability matters involving residential and commercial appliances, gas explosions, cellulose insulation, and sprinkler, plumbing and other water losses. Therefore, we believe we should inform you of the following Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls:
Per the CPSC, the humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.
Per the CPSC, The recalled propane gas does not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.
Per the CPSC, the strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Per the CPSC, the electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards. Vornado has received 15 reports of the heaters catching on fire.