When we bring consumer products into our homes, we rightfully expect that they operate correctly and do not pose a risk of injury when used as intended. While this is generally true, each year dozens of unsafe products make it to market and end up in the homes of unsuspecting consumers. Recently, computer manufacturer Lenovo recalled battery packs for use with its ThinkPad notebook computers because of a fire risk, according to an announcement posted on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. Anyone who has sustained an injury due to this or any other consumer product should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.
According to the CPSC’s website, the affected product was sold with several of Lenovo’s ThinkPad models and was also sold separately. The company has received two reports of the product overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, the battery pack, as well as nearby property. To date, no injuries have been reported as a result of the defect. To remedy the situation, consumers are advised to turn off their computers, remove the battery, and contact Lenovo for a replacement pack.
Battery packs and other electronics are just one type of consumer product that can cause injury. Under general product liability law principles, people who are injured by defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed products may be able to recover for any injuries sustained as a result of that defect. Some of the kinds of products that are often involved in product liability cases include:
- Baby products
- Surgical implants
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another person or party, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.