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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

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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 October 13, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recalls related to products that present fire hazards:

  1. Newair Recalls Magic Chef Air Fryers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he air fryer can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”
  2. U-Line Recalls Outdoor Freezers Due to Fire Hazard. According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he outdoor freezers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”
  3. E-Bikes Recalled Due to Fire, Explosion and Burn Hazards; Distributed by Ancheer. According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he lithium-ion batteries can ignite, explode or spark, posing fire, explosion and burn hazards to consumers.”
  4. Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he fuel injector hose retainer screw can loosen and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.”
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