General Electric has recalled 92,000 combination wall and microwave ovens. The product recalls come after the discovery that the door switch in the ovens can overheat and ignite plastic components in the appliance. The defective units were built by GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, KY and sold under the Kenmore, GE, and GE Profile Brands.
The ovens, which were sold in department and appliance stores between January 2000 and December 2003, were reportedly responsible for 35 instances of property damage due to fire. Continued use of the ovens is dangerous and could potentially put many households in danger.
When we buy something, we assume that it wouldn’t be offered for sale if it weren’t safe to use. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured by unsafe consumer products such as defective unsafe household products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal agency charged with monitoring the safety of the things we buy and use, recalls hundreds of products each year, and reports that defective products cost America more than $700 billion annually.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a South Carolina defective product, you have the right to ask the manufacturer for money to cover your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering and any permanent disability or loss. In order to protect that right, you should speak with the experienced product injuries attorneys at the Louthian Law Firm as soon as possible. We have more than 40 years of experience helping injured South Carolinians seek justice, and we’re committed to ensuring that you get the legal representation you need. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-866-410-5656 or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form.