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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 May 13, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recalls related to products that present fire hazards:

  1. BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC, “[t]he snowmobile’s muffler can overheat and cause the upper right-hand vent grill to melt and drip plastic on the exhaust, posing a fire hazard . . . .”
  2. Polaris Recalls RZR Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC, “[t]he vehicles were manufactured without copper seal washers on the turbocharger’s oil supply line, which can result in an oil leak, posing a fire hazard.”
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Kidde Recalls Trusense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms


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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 May 6, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire-related risk:

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire.”

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Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands Recalls Multi-Use Water 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 May 5, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands Recalls Multi-Use Water Pumps Due to Fire and Shock Hazards.

According to the CPSC, “[i]f water gets into the electrical circuit board, it can short circuit, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards.”

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Recalled Products Sold by PTAC Crew And PTAC UDA After Recalls Were Announced


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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 April 28, 2021, the CPSC, PTAC Crew and PTAC USA warned consumers regarding units that PTAC Crew and PTAC USA refurbished and resold after they were previously recalled between 2004 and 2018. The recall relates to packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC), packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) and room air conditioner (RAC) units. You can find the full details of the recall at the link below:

Recalled Products Sold by PTAC Crew and PTAC USA After Recalls Were Announced.

According to the CPSC, “[h]azards include fire and/or burn depending on the product.”

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Pool Heaters Recalled by Pentair Water Pool and Spa


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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 April 28, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Pool Heaters Recalled by Pentair Water Pool and Spa Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[a] connection in the heater can leak the combustible air-gas mixture, posing a fire hazard.”

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Two Kawaskai 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 April 22, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recalls related to products that present fire hazards:

  1. Kawasaki USA Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC, “[t]he fuel pump retainer plate bolts can come loose causing fuel leakage over time, posing a fire hazard.”
  2. Kawasaki USA Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC, “[t]he fuel pump retainer plate bolts can come loose causing fuel leakage over time, posing a fire hazard.”
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Metal Ware Recalls NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters


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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 April 21, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Metal Ware Recalls NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he coffee bean roasters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

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Audio-Technica Recalls Charging Cases Sold with Wireless Headphones


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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 April 14, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Audio-Technica Recalls Charging Cases Sold with Wireless Headphones Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he portable charging cases can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

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Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots Imported by Franklin Wireless


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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 April 8, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots Imported by Franklin Wireless Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”

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Goal Zero Recalls Power Cables


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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 April 7, 2021, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Goal Zero Recalls Power Cables Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC, “[t]he pins inside the connector on the power cord can deform and overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

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