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. 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. In addition, there are statutes that may affect whether or not a plaintiff can bring a product liability action.
Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls
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.
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, the metal screws that attach the PCIe riser assembly to the chassis can cause a short in the printed circuit board and overheating, posing a fire hazard due to the circuit board’s design. This NZXT recall involves the H1 Model CA-H16WR-B1 Computer Case.
Per the CPSC, the sprayer’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can overheat and melt, posing a risk of the product catching fire and/or exploding. This recall, from Victory Innovations and Protextus Electrostatic Sprayers, pertains to Victory brand sprayers with the model number VP-20A or VP-20B on the battery pack and Protextus brand sprayer with the model number PX20A or PX20B on the battery pack.
Per the CPSC, the device’s power supply can overheat while charging, and cause the plastic enclosure to fly off, posing fire and injury hazards. This recall involves the SMART Connect Mini Devices, which serve as a communication hub connecting a system of digital pest control units. The model number is 300 110 Rev.
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.