More and more, we are seeing a significant increase in property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product. If you are a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products.
Our product liability lawyers have experience litigating cases involving hundreds of different products, including industrial machinery, automobiles, and common residential and commercial appliances such as dehumidifiers, sump pumps, space heaters, fire compression systems, and more. Recently, we have effectively litigated product liability matters involving residential and commercial appliances, gas explosions, cellulose insulation, and sprinkler, plumbing and other water losses.
Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls
Many firms litigate but few actually litigate a product liability matter to resolution. This is why it is so important we bring these products to your attention. Doing so may help establish a product as being defective or of issue. Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released the following product recalls:
Per the CPSC, water can leak within the generator, causing excessive heat build-up in the area where the power cord connects to the body of the generator unit, which can pose a fire hazard. The firm has received 92 reports of incidents involving overheating, melting, or burning of the generators and the area around the generators.
Per the CPSC, the connection between the power supply module and the output cord can be loose, causing the electrical connections to overheat, posing a fire hazard. Goal Zero has received three reports of the power supplies overheating.
Per the CPSC, an internal part of the gas regulator component can have a sharp edge that can wear or tear a hole in the seal causing gas to leak out of the top of the regulator, posing a fire hazard. Camp Chef has received 26 reports of gas leaking from regulators.
Per the CPSC, the home batteries can overheat, posing a risk of fire and emission of harmful smoke. The firm has received five reports of fires resulting in minor property damage.