Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission joined with nationwide superstore, Target, to announce the voluntary recall of the store's LED flashlight sets. Consumers were made aware of the product's fire and burn hazards, and were advised to immediately stop using the product unless instructed otherwise.
Approximately 55,000 six-piece LED flashlight sets were manufactured in China and then put on shelves by the Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now, purchasers of the product are being warned of the flashlight's potential to heat up, smoke, or even melt upon being turned on – dangerous reactions that could lead to fire and/or burn hazards for those using the product.
As of January 5, 2012, the Target Corporation had already received four incident reports involving the defective flashlights, two of which involved minor burn injuries. Now, consumers across the nation are being advised to take heed of any LED flashlight set that was purchased at the store between October 2010 and December 2011. In fact, Target customers are encouraged to not only cease use of the product, but to return it to the nearest store location for a full refund.
When defective products make their way to the shelves there is no telling how damaging they could potentially be to the consumers who unknowingly use them. While issuing a product recall serves to protect people from any future harm that could be caused, it is unfortunately too late for those who have already been injured or made ill by use of the product. Therefore, it is important for those individuals to seek legal representation that can support their case and recover compensation for the damages they incurred.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, a Houston personal injury attorney from the firm is available to help the victims of defective products and product recalls. Since the inception of our law firm, we have successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Last year alone, we recovered $250 million. When it comes to protecting the rights of personal injury victims there is almost nothing that we are unwilling to do for our clients. We have staked our entire business on the unyielding defense of those who need it most, and we will do everything in our power to help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve after any type of product recall injury.
Whether you were injured by one of Target's LED flashlight sets or another defective product out there, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact a Houston product recall lawyer from our firm to begin legal actions regarding your injury case. Together, we can work to recover the financial compensation that you are rightfully entitled to.