Posts Tagged ‘fire hazard’

MobilePower recalls power packs due to fire hazard

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Approximately 9,800 units of the MobilePower Instant Boost 500 power packs, exclusively sold on QVC, have been recalled. The power packs can apparently overheat, posing a fire hazard.

MobilePower has received 13 reports of smoke and fire coming from the power packs; however no injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 for instructions on how to exchange the units for a free replacement. If you have been injured from this product contact a Cellino & Barnes personal injury attorney today.

Dyson recalls bladeless portable electric heaters due to fire hazard.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Dyson’s Portable electric heaters have recently been recalled. Approximately 338,000 units in the U.S. and about 43,000 units in Canada have been recalled. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

Dyson has received reports of 82 incidents of the heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson at (866) 297-5303 for a free repair. You can browse through our previous defective product cases and review our success with our clients.

Centex Homes recalls solar panels due to fire hazard

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Centex Homes has recently recalled 240 units of their SolarSave® roof panels due to fire hazard. Two incidents have been reported in which roof fires originated in or near the recalled roof panels. No injuries have yet been reported.

Centex has directly contacted customers impacted by the recall and are performing free installations of new solar panels. Owners of homes with qualifying solar energy systems who have not been contacted by the company should turn off their solar energy systems immediately and contact Centex to schedule the installation of free replacement panels. If your home has been affected by this product please contact a NY personal injury lawyer.

Arctic Cat recalls utility vehicles due to fire hazard

Monday, April 14th, 2014

About 2,300 units of the Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX have recently been recalled. The fuel can leak from the fuel fitting and the throttle body of the vehicle, posing a fire hazard. Don’t get burned by this product, check out our previous defective product cases.

There have no reports of incidents or injuries from this product. Consumers should stop using the recalled Prowlers immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.

Schneider Electric recalls circuit breakers due to fire hazard

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Schneider Electric has recently recalled approximately 28,400 units of their Square D branded, molded case F and K frame circuit breakers due to fire hazard. Reportedly, the circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.

There have been no any reported incidents or injuries. Consumers should immediately check to see if they have the recalled circuit breakers. Consumers with uninstalled products will receive a replacement. Installed products will be replaced at no charge to the customer with an allowance of up to $300 per site to cover labor costs. Contact an NY personal injury lawyer today if you have been injured through this product.

Twin-Star recalls space heaters due to fire and burn hazards

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Duraflame electric space heaters have been recalled by Twin-Star due to the fact that the heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. Approximately 31,000 of these units have been recalled because they pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Twin-Star has received 32 reports of the heaters burning or melting, including eight of which have caught fire, one resulting in property damage. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Twin-Star at (855) 884-9651 for a full refund. For more cases like this view our settlements and verdicts from defective products.

Packaging Tape Inc. recalls air movers due to fire hazard

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Approximately 2,800 units of the Air Movers/Blowers from Packaging Tape Inc. have been removed due to fire hazard. Reportedly, the switch of the product can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been eight reported incidents, including four reports of fire, one of which caused $225,000 in property damage. Consumers should stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Packaging Tape to receive a full refund at (855) 800-1091.

Don’t let this happen to you! If you had had an incident with this product, and been effected by personal injury contact a New York personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.

Fitness Trainers and Ellipticals Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Johnson Health Tech has recalled the Matrix Ascent Trainer and Fitness Elliptical due to fire hazard. Apparently moisture from user perspiration or cleaning liquids can build up from the power socket on the unit, causing a short circuit.

The company has reported 44 incidents of sparking, smoking, charring and/or melting at the power cord and socket. Remember, defective products are not the fault of the victim. If you or someone you know has been involved in this incident contact a product liability lawyer today for a free consultation.

Exercise facilities should immediately unplug the machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America at (866) 218-3674 for a free repair.

Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Fan Heaters due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Friday, February 28th, 2014

New York Boiler has recalled 200 gas-fired hot water boiler units. Reportedly, the air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide.

This recall involves New York Boiler PVGA model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum. Consumers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or call New York Boiler Company to schedule a free in-home safety inspection and repair. If you have been injured from this product contact a personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation.

Smoke Detectors Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers in a Fire

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

System Sensor has recently recalled about 610 units from their Beam Smoke Detectors. When certain power supplies are used with the smoke detectors, they can fail to send a signal to the fire alarm control panel that sounds the alarm.

Although no injuries have been reported to date, consumers should stop immediate use of this product.  Defective products such as these can be very harmful and dangerous for users. Consumers are instructed to contact System Sensor at (800) 736-7672 to receive free replacement smoke detectors.