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Wal-Mart Recalls 2.2 million Heaters Because of Fire Hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wal-Mart have recently issued a voluntary recall of the Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze, and Comfort Essentials 1500 watt electric heaters sold by the retail chain from 2001 – 2009. The CPSC reports that the recall is for approximately 2.2 million heaters that may malfunction in a way that can cause overheating, smoking, burning, melting, and fire. Twenty-one incidents total were reported, with four reported injuries caused by burns and smoke inhalation. While this is a voluntary recall, the CPSC advises that all customers stop use of the heater immediately and take them back to any Wal-Mart store to receive a refund.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues hundreds of product recalls every year, and annually many people are injured by those malfunctioning vehicles, tools, and other items. When such injuries are serious enough, the medical bills and property damage can become a significant burden for the victims. The services of a Syracuse product liability lawyer can help you obtain compensation for those damages, so if you were hurt by one of the recalled heaters discussed above or any other product caused you harm, you should consult an attorney today to determine your rights.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com. Our lawyers have successfully represented many others in products liability cases, so call today to see what we can do for you.

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