We are seeing an increase in property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product. As a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. Therefore, we are trying to work with you to bundle these files to increase the settlement value and decrease your operational costs associated with adjusting each claim.
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
Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released the following product recalls:
Per the CPSC, the molded plastic drain pan located at the bottom of the evaporator coil, when installed with a residential condensing gas furnace in an up-flow configuration, can overheat, melt, and deform, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves evaporator coil drain pans paired with residential condensing gas furnaces that are installed in a vertical, or up-flow, configuration. Furnaces in this configuration that were installed or repaired with a new evaporator coil drain pan between January 2019 and November 2021 are affected by this recall. Only evaporator drain pans with serial numbers with prefixes ranging from 1901 through 2101 are covered by this recall.
Per the CPSC, the projector’s fan can malfunction and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves the LF2 and LF2+ Projectors. The projectors are LED projectors and black in color with Lightform printed on the top. The projectors are about 8 inches high and 8 inches wide.
Per the CPSC, the powerbank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves seven models of myCharge powerbanks used for powering and recharging electronic devices that have a USB interface, such as tablets, cell phones, Bluetooth speakers, ereaders, etc. The powerbanks have an anodized metallic case that is blue, black, or gray. myCharge is written on the front of the product case. The model name can be found on the back of the product case and on the bottom panel of the product packaging. The date code is printed on the outer packaging and the product case, except for the Adventure Mega and Adventure Mega C models where the date code is printed on the underside of a flap on the top of the product case.