Nightlight Recall Issued After Fire Hazard Incidents
About 37,000 nightlights distributed as free promotional products to consumers and in energy conservation kits between November 2016 and March 2017 have been recalled. The recall involves a luminescent nightlight, Model 2017-G, that has a square-shaped light with a rounded top that glows green when plugged in. The back of the Model 2017-G nightlight has a metallic sticker with the “UL” logo on it. If the UL label has a number on it beginning with the letter H or I followed by seven numbers, it is included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nightlights. If an incident or injury has occurred because of the defective nightlight consumers should contact an experienced personal injury attorney and also report the nightlight.
So far, 14 incidents of the nightlights smoking or smoldering have been reported. Luckily though, there have been no injuries.
Dealing With Recalled of Defective Products
Products like these nightlights are deemed dangerous or otherwise defective because they can cause injury to consumers despite rigorous testing. Despite recalls, there are still thousands of many defective products that make it into the marketplace and into consumers’ homes each year. If products do need to become recalled, sometimes it can take months before the FDA issues a massive product callback, and it may be too late to prevent consumer injuries.
The responsibility of ensuring that the products are free from defects or damages lies with the manufacturer. Deaths, injuries and property damage from defective products cost the country more than $1 trillion every year. Manufacturers who bring such products to the market can be held responsible and compensation can be sought.
Types of Product Defects
Product defects have to be such that they can be proven unreasonably dangerous. The defects can be of many kinds:
- DESIGN: A design flaw or issue can make a product hazardous. This happens even before the product is manufactured and is a case of negligence.
- MANUFACTURING: If a product has not been put together as per the design meant for it, chances are it can be dangerous.
- MARKETING: If a product has not been correctly labeled or comes without proper instructions for use and safety, product liability cases can be made.
Product Liability and Your Consumer Rights
Every manufacturing industry is governed by a set of quality control rules that help to meet the requirements of the consumers. If a particular product is defective or does not meet the necessary standard and is sold to the customer resulting in physical harm, then a product liability lawsuit can be filed. Product liability is governed by state laws and therefore hiring an Indiana personal injury attorney can be invaluable when fighting for compensation and justice.
Contact an Indianapolis Attorney to Report Your Personal Injury
The legalities involved in a product recall and proving product liability can be complex and best handled by an experienced attorney. Attorney’s can help assess the extent of injuries and the possible categories for claims and estimate the potential damages from a defective product and pursue compensation.
If a defective product or one that has been recalled has injured you, or you believe it should be recalled, the personal injury lawyers of Wagner Reese offer RISK FREE consultations. Call us today: 888-710-9377.