Kentucky consumers might assume that a product on the shelves of a big corporation would be properly tested. However, an outlet converter sold at The Home Depot through its stores across the country and online was recently recalled due to possible shock and fire hazards. Those consumers who have purchased this product will want to pay close attention to this products liability case as it unfolds in the following months.
Ningbo Litesun electric, the product’s manufacturer, recalled the product due to alleged incorrect construction. The specific model of the outlet converter is LA-05, and it was on the shelves of The Home Depot from February to July of 2017 for approximately five dollars. This converter gave the consumer the ability to change one outlet into three. Shock and fire hazards are reportedly possible when the electric current surges in the wrong direction.
Consumers are urged to discontinue any use of this product and contact The Home Depot corporation for a full refund. They can contact the company by calling its toll-free number or visiting its website. As of this time, one case has been reported, alleging a consumer was shocked while a converter was in use. It is possible more injuries may have occurred that have not yet been reported.
As with all product liability cases, any manufacturer, distributor, or another party within the distribution chain may be held legally accountable for knowingly placing a defective product into the hands of consumers. The burden of proof lies solely on the plaintiff in such cases, and an experienced attorney’s guidance would surely be a great asset to have on hand. A lawyer may be able secure third-party testimony to help substantiate a product liability claim in Kentucky courts. Such testimony often increases the chances of obtaining compensation for any damages that may have occurred.
If you or a member of your family experienced serious injuries or wrongful death due to a defective product, whether it was a malfunctioning medical device, defective equipment, dangerous drugs, or more, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Covington product liability lawyer at TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm can help you explore your legal options and ensure you receive maximum compensation while holding the responsible entities legally liable for their negligence. Call our Kentucky personal injury attorneys today at (800) 698-4054 or contact us online for a free consultation concerning your case.
Source: newchannel10.com, “RECALL ALERT: Outlet converters recalled due to shock and fire h“, Oct. 11, 2017