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Laptop Battery Recall Illustrates the Importance of Consumer Product Safety

LaptopAccording to the Consumer Product Safety Commission1 (CPSC), computer manufacturer Lenovo has expanded a recall related to the battery packs installed in several models of its ThinkPad notebook computers. More details regarding the specific models that are being recalled can be found here.2 Reports indicate that the battery packs can overheat, potentially resulting in a fire hazard. According to the manufacturer, Lenovo has received four reports of incidents regarding the battery packs overheating and causing damage to computers, the surrounding property, and the battery packs themselves. In one incident, a battery pack left burn marks on a consumer’s clothing and reddened her skin.

Various products are capable of causing injuries

Thousands of people are injured each year because of defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed products. While some types of products, such as vehicles or power tools, can pose obvious risks, even the most seemingly benign products can be dangerous if they are somehow defective. Some of the more common kinds of products that often cause injury include the following:

  • Personal electronic devices
  • Hair dryers
  • Space heaters
  • Furniture
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Sports equipment
  • Clothing
  • Home furnishings
  • Infant and child products
  • Pharmaceuticals

In many cases, there are a number of parties that could potentially be held liable for any losses sustained by people injured by defective products. These parties could include product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, as well as others. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate your claim and determine who you could potentially file a claim against.

Call an Atlanta product liability law firm today to schedule a free consultation

Individuals who are injured by defective consumer products often sustain serious injuries through no fault of their own. Georgia product liability law often allows victims of consumer product accidents to recover for their injuries and other losses, including their medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta product liability attorneys, please call Boling Rice, LLC today at (770) 744-0890.

References:

1 http://www.cpsc.gov/
2 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Expands-Recall-of-Battery-Packs-for-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/

 

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