Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls
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.
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 lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. This recall involves the removable GLW battery packs installed in UL-Listed Hovertrax 2.0 brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017.
Per the CPSC, the capacitor in the recalled VP-33 blower fans can overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves the model VP-33 blower fans sold under the B-Air® Brand and intended primarily for commercial use for remediation.