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Dehumidifier Recall Attorney

Manufacturer, Gree, Institutes Product Recall of twelve (12) Brands of Dehumidifiers as aResult of Serious Burn Injury Hazards
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), in cooperation with manufacturer, Gree Electric Appliances, instituted a voluminous recall of dehumidifiers involving twelve different brands of which it has a part in the manufacture. 

CPSC is aware of approximately 165 incidents, inclusive of forty-six fires, involving these various humidifiers listed below, resulting in approximately $2.15 million in property damage. This damage from fires involving the voluntarily recalled dehumidifiers relate to a defect in these dehumidifiers, whereby they can overheat, catch fire and pose obvious burn and catastrophic injury hazards.

The various, recalled brands are as follows:

  • De'Longhi
  • Danby
  • Fellini
  • Fedders
  • Gree
  • Frigidaire
  • Norpole
  • Kenmore
  • Seabreeze
  • Premiere
  • SoleusAir
  • SuperClima

The product liability attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are experts in fire-related cases and David Shoop is a member of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA"). He has prepared numerous presentations and lectures on NFPA 921 standards application and fire cause and origin analysis as well, and the attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have years of experience litigating fire-related cases. For serious burn injury and property damage claims, care should be taken to select an attorney that has extensive fire litigation, investigation and evidentiary experience to maximize your recovery.

CONSUMER FIRE DEATHS

NFPA estimates that 2,855 consumers died in fires or fire-related incidents in the year 2012, most of which occurred in the home. NFPA further estimates that over 13,000 consumers were suffered burn injuries in residential fires last year, while over 8,800 of these occurred in single and 2 family homes, and 4,050 occurred in apartments. Moreover, 1,525 civilians suffered burn injuries in non-residential structures in 2012 - a nearly 20 percent increase.

PROPERTY LOSS

Lastly, NFPA estimates that of the 1,300,000 (plus) fires to which fire departments responded caused over $12 billion in property damage in 2012 - an increase of six percent from the previous year. Fire and burn injuries resulting from defective products are life altering events. Care should be taken to retain an attorney with a proven track record in successfully litigating fire and casualty cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a residential fire, please contact the attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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