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 30, 2023, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:
Jetson Electric Bikes Recalls 42-Volt Rogue Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Two Deaths Reported.
According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”
Product images from the CPSC website are set forth below: