In subrogation cases where the insured’s damages were caused by a defective product, the fact that the product at issue is or was subject to a recall announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may help to establish that the product was defective when it left the manufacturer’s possession and control. On February 6, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:
Star Water Systems Recalls Sump Pumps Due to Fire Hazard.
According to the CPSC, recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering. “The sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire.”