Product recalls and defects
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 attorneys 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 product recalls
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released the following product recalls:
Per the CPSC, the felt seal on the dryer drum can be folded inward which can lead to lint accumulation, creating a fire hazard. The Electrolux Group has received 23 reports of fire and one report of a smoke inhalation injury.
This recall involves all Frigidaire Gas Laundry Centers with model numbers FFLG4033QW and FFLG4033QT. The Laundry Centers were sold in white and titanium colors and have “FRIGIDAIRE” written below the dryer door. The serial number is located on a white sticker inside the dryer door.
Per the CPSC, the fuel filler cap can improperly seal, resulting in fuel and/or fuel vapor leaking, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves Honda Portable Generators with model number EU7000is. They are red and gray in color and measure about 33 inches long, 28 inches wide and 28 inches high. Honda and EU7000is are printed on the side of the generator. The following serial numbers are included in this recall: EEJD-1364963 through EEJD-1366026. The serial number decal is located inside the access door.
Per the CPSC, the DigiAir module compressor can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
This recall involves Amana-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTACs) assembled with “DigiAir” modules. DigiAir modules are factory-installed make-up air systems with configurable dehumidification. The recalled units are beige and have a model number that begins with PMH or PMC. Amana is printed on the unit’s control cover and the model number is on the label located below the control board.
Distinguishing a solid file for recovery can be complicated. When a defective product causes a loss, the manufacturer of the product, the wholesaler, and the distributor may be liable. To know under what circumstance these parties can be held liable is equally demanding. When files such as these arrive and you are wondering who is responsible for the damages the product caused, contact us. We will help you identify claims with subrogation potential, propose a plan to identify the responsible third party, and work toward recovery. Contact one of our product liability lawyers to schedule a consultation and allow Keis George to redefine what it means to recover your money faster.