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Fan manufacturer hit with $13.5 million verdict

A jury hit a fan manufacturer with a $13.5 million verdict after finding that a faulty fan motor ignited a 2005 blaze that killed a 7 year-old boy. The manufacturer discovered a product defect in the China-made motors in their portable fans in 1999, but did not report the problem to the CPSC before the boy’s death.

To read more about the product defect verdict.