12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazards
Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that 12 brands of dehumidifiers were being recalled due to serious fire and burn hazards. According to numerous incident reports, the dehumidifiers had a tendency to overheat, causing them to smoke and even catch fire. For this reason, the CPSC has urged consumers to discontinue the use of these products. Of the 165 incidents that were reported, 46 fires were started and nearly $2.15 million in property damage was caused. Fortunately, no one was injured in any of these events. If you have purchased a dehumidifier from any of the following manufacturers, turn off and unplug the machine immediately:
According to reports, approximately 2.2 million of these 20 to 70-pint dehumidifiers were purchased in the United States from January 2005 to August 2013, with an additional 52,500 units being purchased in Canada. If you are interested in viewing a full list of models that have been affected by this recall, we encourage you to visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s official website. There, you will also find information about how you can request a full refund for your defective dehumidifier. If you or someone you love has been injured by this, or any other, dangerous product, you should also not hesitate to discuss your options for compensation with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.
Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products make their way into American homes at an astounding rate; however, this does not mean that you, as a consumer, should be forced to suffer the consequences. Before a product is released onto store shelves, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that it is safe for consumer use. For this reason, it is your right to hold them accountable if they fail to uphold this duty of care. With the experienced help of a West Palm Beach injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., you can seek compensation for the harm that you have suffered by filing a product liability lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer.
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