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 March 2, 2023, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:
Relion Battery Recalls Relion Insight Series Lithium Batteries Due to Thermal Burn and Fire Hazards.
According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he batteries can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire hazards.”
Product images from the CPSC website are set forth below: