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 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
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released the following product recalls:
Per the CPSC, a faulty drain motor in the air conditioners can ignite the plastic enclosure of the unit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers and risk of serious injury or death. Royal Sovereign is aware of eleven reports of the portable air conditioners catching fire or smoking during use resulting in over $1 million in property damage, two injuries and one death due to smoke inhalation. On August 24, 2016, a woman died from smoke-related injuries and her two children were injured after their Royal Sovereign air conditioner caught fire.
Per the CPSC, the propane hose can swell and rupture, allowing propane gas to leak, posing a fire hazard to the user. This recall involves Pearl River 3Q20 or 4Q20 propane hoses used in propane powered torches and other propane accessories.
Per the CPSC, the inner layer of the fuel line can leak, posing a fire hazard. Polaris has received two reports of fuel leaks. No fire or injuries have been reported. This recall involves certain VINs of Polaris Model Year 2022 Outlaw 110 EFI Youth ATVs.