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Consumer Product Safety Commission 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 March 16, 2022 and March 17, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recalls related to products that present fire hazards:

  1. RH Recalls Illuminated Mirrors Due to Fire and Shock Hazards. According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]here are loose components in the mirror’s bulb sockets, which can lead to overcurrent and overheating, posing fire and shock hazards.”
  2. ToolGuards Portable Water Immersion Heaters Recalled Due to Shock, Electrocution and Fire Hazards; Imported by FXswede AB; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he water immersion heater can overheat, melt or catch fire, posing shock, electrocution and fire hazards.”
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BRP Recalls Snowmobiles


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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 3, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert).

According to the CPSC’s website, “[f]uel can leak from the fuel tank vent onto hot components when the snowmobiles are on a tilt or flipped over, posing a fire hazard.”

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TJX Recalls Menorahs Due to Fire Hazard


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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 23, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

TJX Recalls Menorahs Due to Fire Hazard; Sold at Marshalls, HomeGoods and Homesense Stores.

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he resin and medium-density fiberboard (“MDF”) menorahs can burn or catch fire when holding lit candles, posing a fire hazard.”

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Husqvarna Recalls All-Wheel Drive Robotic Lawnmowers


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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 17, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Husqvarna Recalls All-Wheel Drive Robotic Lawnmowers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert).

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he lithium-ion battery in the lawnmower can overheat, posing a risk of fire.”

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Anecdote Candles Recalls Double-Wick Autumn Candles; Sold Exclusively at Anthropologie


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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 16, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Anecdote Candles Recalls Double-Wick Autumn Candles Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Anthropologie.

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he double wick candles can achieve higher than usual flames, causing the glass container to break apart, posing fire and laceration hazards.”

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Viking Range Recalls Freestanding Gas Ranges


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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 16, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Viking Range Recalls Freestanding Gas Ranges Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he rigid gas tubing can separate at the joint to the bake, broil and griddle burners, posing a risk of a gas leak and fire hazard when these burners are in operation.”

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Consumer Product Safety Commission


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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 10, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recalls related to products that present fire hazards:

  1. Shop LC Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he electric space heaters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”
  1. Serta Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard and Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.”
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Home Easy Recalls Geek Heat Personal Heaters


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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 9, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Home Easy Recalls Geek Heat Personal Heaters Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he toggle power switch can spark when the switch is used, posing a fire hazard.”

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Johnson Health Tech Recalls Matrix T1 and T3 Commercial Treadmills


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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 28, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Johnson Health Tech Recalls Matrix T1 and T3 Commercial Treadmills Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert).

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he power cord can become loose from the treadmill’s power socket, posing a fire hazard.”

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Eguana Technologies Recalls Evolve Home Energy Storage Systems with LG Battery


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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 26, 2022, the CPSC announced the following recall related to a product that presents a fire hazard:

Eguana Technologies Recalls Evolve Home Energy Storage Systems with LG Battery Due to Fire Hazard.

According to the CPSC’s website, “[t]he lithium-ion battery modules within the Evolve Home Energy Storage Systems can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

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