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 December 22, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:
Samsung Recalls Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Fire Hazard; Software Repair Available.
According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he washing machines can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.”
Product images from the CPSC website are set forth below: