The winter months have those of us in the Midwest with our homes shut up and sealed off from the cold. During this time of year, gone are the days of the cool fall where we could leave our windows open and enjoy the breeze. Instead, now that freezing temperatures and snow approach, the windows and doors must be sealed tight to keep out the cold. Because of little air circulation, accumulation of dust, and dry heat from furnaces, many people choose to use various forms of air purifiers, humidifiers and vaporizers to aid with the air quality and their breathing in their homes during these cold months.
However, according to a recent report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers need to be aware of a recent recall of Daikin Streamer air purifiers. According to the report, these air purifiers have been recalled for posing a fire hazard, which of course not only completely defeats the purpose of what the product should do for your air, but also puts consumers directly in danger of serious personal injuries. The report describes how the circuit board can overheat and cause the air purifier to catch on fire. These air purifiers have been sold from December 2010 through October 2014 for around $540 at various retailers including Goodman Manufacturing and Amazon. Consumers are urged to immediately unplug their air purifiers and discontinue use. They can also contact the Daikin company for a full refund or free replacement purifier.
Our lawyers understand the importance of providing consumers with safe products and are experienced and well versed in product liability law. Consumers have the right to trust that the products they buy are safe and are free from dangers and defects. Where a product causes a consumer injury from ordinary use, a consumer may be able to hold the store and manufacturer accountable under the law and obtain compensation for their injuries and suffering through a product liability lawsuit. In such a lawsuit, the plaintiff must show that the store and/or manufacturer knowingly placed dangerous and defective goods in the marketplace by failing to inspect the goods for dangers that could have been discovered and failing to warn consumers of known dangers.
Our law firm has been in operation since 1992, and we are proud of the changes that we have been able to bring about in this area of the law by bringing justice to injured consumers and making the marketplace a safer place. It is our goal through these lawsuits to advocate for consumers and to prevent future injuries from occurring to additional innocent parties. In one product liability lawsuit, our firm recovered a $3 million settlement against a car manufacturer regarding a vehicle that had an improperly designed fuel delivery system, which resulted in a fuel-fed fire in a collision that killed all occupants of the vehicle.
Product liability lawsuits consist of a multitude of products. These can commonly include machinery, vehicles and parts, food, medicine, household products and appliances, toys, and clothing. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a defective and dangerous product, we would be happy to discuss your situation with you in a free consultation. Call us today, and we may be able to help you with your potential case.