Earlier today, General Electric and Sharp announced the recall of GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters. In total, approximately 90,000 units are being recalled. The units pose a fire hazard because of an electrical issue that can cause the heating system to fail. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Attorney, I felt that this was an important recall to discuss because fire hazards always have the great potential to cause serious harm and injury.
According to the CPSC General Electric, Sharp Air Conditioning Recall Release, there have already been four incident reports. These incidents involved smoke and fire, including two product failures that resulted in property damage. Luckily, no injuries have been reported. As a Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer, I think that it is very important to spread the word about this recall in order to do as much as possible to help prevent any subsequent incidents.
Unfortunately, the large quantity of units being recalled is worrisome because a large amount of people are potentially at risk for injury. As a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, I know that these high volume recalls can be difficult to conduct because there are so many people that need to become aware of the problem. Hopefully General Electric and Sharp can reach out to all of the consumers via one medium or another and get this issue resolved quickly.
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