Recall Alert

Rapala USA Recalls Rechargeable Fillet Knives

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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 January 19, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Rapala USA Recalls Rechargeable Fillet Knives Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala chargers are used to charge the battery.”

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