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Product Recall

Yamaha Guitar Group Recalls Digital Wireless Equipment for Electric Guitars


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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 March 12, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Yamaha Guitar Group Recalls Digital Wireless Equipment for Electric Guitars Due to Fire and Injury Hazards.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he lithium-ion battery can overheat and the battery cover can separate with force, posing fire and injury hazards.”

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RH Recalls Floor Lamps


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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 March 5, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

RH Recalls Floor Lamps Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he lamp’s on/off foot switch can overheat, melt or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.”

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Lennox Industries Recalls Ductless Heat Pumps


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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 February 27, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Lennox Industries Recalls Ductless Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[i]nternal electrical components can fail, allowing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

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Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Gas-Powered Golf, PTV, Utility and Shuttle Off-Road Vehicles


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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 February 13, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Gas-Powered Golf, PTV, Utility and Shuttle Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he starter generator wire can be improperly secured, allowing it to come into contact with the vehicle’s exhaust, posing a fire hazard.”

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Star Water Systems Recalls Sump Pumps


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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 February 6, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Star Water Systems Recalls Sump Pumps Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering. “The sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire.”

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The Thompson’s Company Recalls Aerosol Waterproofing Wood and Masonry Protectors


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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 14, 2020, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

The Thompson’s Company Recalls Aerosol Waterproofing Wood and Masonry Protectors Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he contents of the cans can react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can and create pinhole leaks.  Leaking propellant poses a fire hazard when it comes into contact with sources of ignition.  Leaking sealer can also result in property damage.”

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Bass Pro Recalls MR. STEAK™ Gas Grills


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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 December 10, 2019, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Bass Pro Recalls MR. STEAK™ Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he gas regulator hose with attached fuel gauge can melt if it comes in contact with the bottom of the grill’s firebox, posing a fire hazard.”

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WilliamsRDM Recalls Cooktop Fire Suppressors


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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 December 6, 2019, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

WilliamsRDM Recalls Cooktop Fire Suppressors Due to Risk of Failure to Activate and Suppress Fires.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he StoveTop FireStop (STFS) Rangehood and Microhood Automatic Cooktop Fire Suppressors can fail to activate the sealed openings that allow the suppressant powder to feed out of the canister and suppress the fire.”

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Yamaha Recalls Portable Generators


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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 November 26, 2019, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Yamaha Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he portable generator’s fuel tank can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards.”

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Amazon Feels the Heat From Hoverboard Fire Claims


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In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 3:18CV166-M-P, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189053 (Oct. 31, 2019), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi considered a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by defendant Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon). Amazon argued that, because it was a “service provider” who cannot be held liable under Mississippi’s Product Liability Act (MPLA), Miss. Code § 11.1.63, the negligence and negligent failure to warn claims filed against it by plaintiff State Farm Fire & Casualty Company (State Farm) failed as a matter of law. The court, looking beyond the MPLA, held that State Farm’s complaint stated a claim against Amazon. Continue reading

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