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15 million defective surge protectors recalled

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 10:02 am    

Schneider Electric IT Corp voluntarily recalled millions of defective electrical surge protectors due to a risk of overheating and causing fires, according to Reuters on Thursday, October 3.

The company is recalling 15 million “SurgeArrest” series 7 and 8 surge protectors sold in the U.S. after receiving reports in which the defective devices overheated and caused fire. About $1.7 million worth of damages affected home and medical properties, and 13 people suffered from burn injuries and inhalation of smoke.

Consumers are advised to avoid using the recalled electrical devices that were sold from 1993 until 2002 and return it immediately for a
product replacement.

Sadly, at the Leehey Olson Law, P.C. our lawyers know that many people in Cedar Rapids sustain serious injuries as a result of defective electrical
devices. If you or a loved one has been harmed by these surge protectors or other unsafe products, call us at (319) 294-4424 to find out how we may be able to help you.

2 million electric dehumidifiers with fire risk recalled

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:32 am    

Over 2 million electric dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances are being recalled due to overheating problems that may lead to fires, a USA Today report stated on September 12.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the defective appliances, of various brands and weights, caused 46 fires and around $2 million of property damage. The agency said no one was reportedly injured by the defective dehumidifiers that caused fire. The recalled appliances were sold in major stores in the U.S. and Canada from 2005 through August 2013.

Gree Electric Appliances said in a press release that consumers who own the recalled dehumidifiers should immediately stop using it and call their office for a refund.

Although no one was injured by this particular unsafe product, the legal team at Leehey Olson Law, P.C. knows that many in Cedar Rapids are injured by defective products. If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe product, call (319) 294-4424 to find out if you are eligible to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or other party.

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