Product Recalls

Product recalls

Our product liability team has litigation experience involving hundreds of products, including industrial machinery, automobiles, and common personal and commercial appliances such as dehumidifiers, sump pumps, space heaters, generators, fire compression systems, and more.

As a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. We are seeing an increase in property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product.

Product liability subrogation

Many firms litigate but few actually resolve product liability matters. This is why we are trying to work with you to bundle these files to increase the settlement value and decrease your time and operational costs associated with adjusting each claim.

It’s also important to highlight the statute of limitations and statute of repose because they may affect whether or not a plaintiff can bring a product liability action. Consider discussing these and other state-specific deadlines with your attorney. Your attorney can use other information to help you understand the meaning and application of the statute as it relates to your case.

Defective products

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 would like to remind you of the following Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls:

  1. American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Per the CPSC, the portable generator can leak gasoline from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EB2200i portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red or Camo cover. The names Honda and the generator model name are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator. 

  1. Stelpro Design Recalls Sonoma Wall Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Per the CPSC, an internal part of the heater fails to meet flammability performance requirements, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves ASSO and ASSOS Sonoma wall fan heaters.  The heaters are white, with the Stelpro name on the front. Only heaters with version or production codes 47-19 or prior are affected by this recall.  The model number and version or production code is located on the product nameplate that is on the underside of the front cover.

  1. Southern Motion Recalls Wireless Power Reclining Furniture Due to Fire Hazard

Per the CPSC, the lithium-ion batteries used to power the “Wireless Power” reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves “Wireless Power” reclining furniture powered by lithium-ion batteries. The batteries are installed internally as an optional equipment upgrade in custom configurable reclining furniture and are visible when looking under the upholstery in the rear of the furniture in a black mounting bracket. The batteries are black and rectangular.  The top of the batteries are marked with the word ENouvation. ENouvation is printed on a white label on the reverse side. The side of the batteries have blinking lights indicating the charge level of the battery. Recalled furniture has a white label on the back underside of the footrest ottoman which states “Options: WP”, indicating “Wireless Power”, along with the product’s unique serial, style, and cover fabric numbers and the custom production date.