Target Finds Lamps Pose Product Liability Risks After Electrocution Reports

by | September 16th, 2013

September 16, 2013

The Norfolk Product Liability Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain that when a company fails to ensure the safety of their products, sometimes consumers can become the victims of accidents caused by malfunctioning products.

In an effort to reduce the number of these instances, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), examines and tests every product released. Any problems that are found can result in a recall of the product.

The CPSC recently took such action against Target Corp. after problems in one of their lamps was determined to be the cause of at least six consumers suffering electrocutions. Reports indicate the lamp can short out when a one-way bulb is screwed into the lamp’s three-way socket. When this occurs, the lamp can pose a risk of electrocution and burn to users and present a serious fire hazard as well. So far, the CPSC has received two reports of electrocution and four other reports of property damages caused by fires.

Anyone in possession of the affected lamp is instructed to stop using it immediately and return it to a Target store for a full refund.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers also urge anyone who has been harmed by a defective product to discuss their legal rights to potential compensation with a reputable attorney immediately.