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.
CPSC Product Recalls
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.
Product recall list
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:
Per the CPSC, a fuse can overheat and melt while the electric vehicle is charging, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Garia model year 2010-2019 golf and courtesy battery-powered electric vehicles (BEV’s). The models involved are as follows; Golf, Golf 2+2, Courtesy 4, and Courtesy 4+2. Garia VIN numbers are printed/etched on the chassis under the front seat cushion. The Serial numbers and date code range are: VIN numbers UJGDHSX1XAVXXXXXX – UJGDHSX1XKVXXXXXX are located under the vehicle’s front seat.
Per the CPSC, the clutch belt can break and damage the secondary clutch and the fuel line, posing a fire hazard to the rider. This recall involves Model Year 2018 to 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles.
Per the CPSC, the fuel line can be misrouted above the bracket that protects the fuel line from a clutch belt failure, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This recall involves Model Year 2019 to 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles.
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.
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.