As we all know, the summer months can get stuffy in any residence, making it difficult to relax or get work done while you’re inside. Many people rely on dehumidifier products for these situations, comfortability in their homes, lighter air when they’re sick, and as a cleanup device for sudden leaks or floods, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has cautioned customers after they issued a recall notice for several dehumidifier products manufactured by the company, New Widetech. According to the recall, multiple brands of dehumidifiers are at risk of overheating, with around 104 reported products causing property damage after they caught fire within the user's residence. The users in these instances likely had no idea their product contained the defect in the first place, making the $17 million in property damage that resulted from the manufacturing defect all the more unacceptable.
Product liability laws exist to protect consumers from the consequences of a dangerous or defective product that makes its way to store shelves. Although we might believe that the products we find in stores are safe for use, some manufacturers fail to adhere to proper safety standards and guidelines during production, causing an unsafe product to enter the market. Any consumer who’s injured by one of these products could be eligible to recover damages, as the manufacturer is legally liable for any harm their commodity causes once it’s sold. Some individuals believe that filing a lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer is pointless, as the damage has already been done, but we can assure you that other organizations will see the legal action as a deterrent to commit the same offense, making the world a safer place for everyone.
At Morgan & Morgan, we take every product liability case seriously. No one should suffer an unexpected injury in their home while performing a task that shouldn’t be dangerous in the first place, but manufacturer negligence has made this nightmare a reality. Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of product liability law and can help you navigate through the complicated process and come out on the other side with the compensation you deserve, making us an undeniable asset in your pursuit of justice. If your dehumidifier product caused you to sustain an injury or property damage, contact us today for more information about how we can help.