Product Recall

Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles

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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 August 19, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax, posing fire and burn hazards.”

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