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Millions worth of property damage linked to recalled dehumidifiers in the US

A company based in China issued a recall on roughly 3.4 million units of potentially defective dehumidifiers because of complaints they could overheat and eventually catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on November 2.

Reports revealed the recall was issued after the Midea dehumidifiers, which come in eight different sizes and 52 brand names, caused property damages amounting to $4.8 million. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Midea were notified of 38 incidents of fire, smoke or overheating dehumidifiers. There were no injuries linked to the affected products. Midea will either return money to consumers who purchased the faulty dehumidifiers or offer them a product replacement.

Using defective products can cause serious injuries that eventually result in financial loss. However, working with a skilled attorney can help you to obtain compensations. Call the legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties.


Samsung phones with defective batteries recalled due to fire hazards

Samsung issued a recall on September 15 covering their newly released top-of-the-line smartphones after receiving complaints that the devices may catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov reported.

The recall affects the “Galaxy Note 7, ” which may potentially have a defective lithium-ion battery. In the U.S. alone, there were 92 complaints forwarded to Samsung regarding the smartphones burning or catching fire. Dozens of phones have resulted in personal injuries and property damages. The Galaxy Note 7 comes in blue coral, black onyx, silver titanium, and gold platinum colors and has a screen size of 5.7 inches. Samsung and the CPSC advised consumers to avoid using the potentially hazardous gadget to coordinate with their phone dealer or network carrier for a free product replacement or to get their money back.

If you suffer injuries as a result of using a hazardous device, working with a skilled product liability attorney can help you receive the compensations you need for recovery. Get in touch with a Danville attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 443-4343.


HP recalls faulty laptop batteries that may catch fire

Thousands of potentially faulty laptop computer batteries are being recalled by Hewlett-Packard (HP) due to burn injury and property damage risks. The batteries are liable to overheat and catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on June 23.

According to reports, the HP lithium-ion battery packs used for Compaq and HP portable computers may overheat. Consumers who own the affected batteries are at high risk of sustaining burn injuries if the batteries catch fire. There were approximately 41,000 defective batteries used in the six HP laptop models. The Palo Alto-based company and federal authorities are unaware of any injuries involving the defective batteries. However, there were seven complaints of overheating incidents, four of which resulted in $4,000 worth of property damage. Consumers were advised to immediately return the battery packs of their notebook computers to HP to receive a new battery for free.

The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., understand that many families in Danville are left struggling after accidents caused by defective products. If you were hurt by a defective product, we may be able to work on your behalf to help you receive compensations for recovery. Call us at (217) 443-4343 to begin your legal action against negligent parties.


Thousands of Beats wireless speakers recalled after complaints

Apple Inc. recently announced a recall of 222,000 units of compact Beats speakers in the U.S. due to one report of minor burn injury and several complaints of overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published on its website on June 3.

Reports said the batteries installed in the Beats Pill XL speakers may produce excessive heat that could result in fire or injury. At least one of the eight incidents of overheating speakers received by Apple resulted in a burn injury. The portable wireless speakers were produced in China in five different colors. People who bought the defective speakers are advised to coordinate with Apple to be issued a refund.

The legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., understands that many Danville residents suffer from serious injuries as a result of faulty products sold on the market. If you think this has happened to you, filing a personal injury claim could help you recover any losses. Call our skilled lawyers today at (217) 443-4343 to learn more about your legal options.


Thousands of utility trolleys recalled in the US

Federal authorities have issued an alert to consumers regarding thousands of utility trolleys that are being recalled due to potential injuries they may inflict on consumers, Eyewitness News 3 reported on February 26.

Reports said over 270,000 multi-purpose hand trucks are being recalled by Cosco. According to the recall, the wheel hub of the aluminum hand trucks may break or fall off. Cosco reportedly was aware of at least four incidents in which a person was injured from using the hand truck. The hand trucks are also available at Lowes, Ace Hardware, Costco, and Home Depot online. Owners of the recalled trolleys are advised to coordinate with Cosco to receive a free repair.

The personal injury legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., understands the repercussion that using faulty products can have on consumers. However, compensation may be given to you if you believe that your injuries were caused by defective products. Consult with us today by calling (217) 443-4343 to discuss your legal options.


Boeing and Airbus check 787 planes due to fire safety concerns

Distress beacons were said to be the cause of a fire that happened on an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane while parked at the Heathrow airport in London on July 12. Although no one was injured in the blaze, British aviation authorities have recommended the removal of all the Dreamliner beacons as a safety precaution.

After a major inspection by the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), they reported that there was a high probability of a fire breaking out after the beacon’s battery cells were found to be damaged.  In a related report, damaged battery wirings have also been found on distress beacons in both 787 planes of United Airlines and All Nippon Airways of Japan.

U.S. and European aviation authorities required all 787 planes to undergo inspection of their Honeywell-made beacons.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product or in a fire incident in Danville, speak with our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., about your options for pursuing compensation. Schedule a consultation by calling 217-443-4343.