Last week, 300,000 Hamilton Beach toasters were recalled because of a potential fire hazard. The reason for the recall is that the heating element in the recalled Hamilton Beach toasters can stay energized when something is placed in the toaster, potentially igniting the contents or other things around the toaster. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Attorney, I can say that any product recall that poses a fire hazard needs to be taken very seriously because of the potentially dangerous consequences. Fortunately, there haven’t been any injuries reported.
According to the CPSC Hamilton Beach Toasters Recall Release, there have been three reports of the toasters causing minor damage to consumer’s kitchens. The fact that there have only been three reports of minor damage and no reported injuries is great news. However, as a Fort Lauderdale Accident Lawyer, the large quantity of units that needs to be recalled still worries me. The fact that there are 300,000 potentially defective units that could pose a fire hazard is troubling.
Moreover, this is a product that consumers probably use with great frequency, if not daily. If someone is unaware of the product recall and continues to use their toaster daily, then the chances of the toaster igniting the contents might increase. That is why whenever you hear of a product recall it is important to pass along the word to friends and family, just in case they might own the defective, and potentially dangerous product.
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