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Amazon Products are Catching on Fire

If you purchase a product that unexpectedly malfunctions when you are using it in the proper manner – and you suffer an injury as a result – a Matthews product liability lawyer could assist you with bringing a claim for monetary compensation and damages against the product manufacturer or distributor. 

Online shopping has its advantages, especially when it comes to product selection and quick shipping times. Many individuals rely upon Amazon, Amazon affiliates, and other online merchants for all of their shopping needs. However, when these products unexpectedly malfunction when the consumer uses them in the proper manner, the consumer could suffer extremely serious injuries, such as burn injuries. 

If a product that you purchased from Amazon or one of its affiliates unexpectedly malfunctions, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be able to pursue a claim against the product manufacturer or distributor for monetary compensation and damages. The experienced Matthews product liability lawyers at Panchenko Law Firm can review the circumstances of the product malfunction with you and explain all of your legal options. Please give us a call today to find out more about how we could assist you with filing your legal claim or lawsuit. 

Recent Cases Involving Amazon Products

Several recent cases have surfaced that involve defective Amazon and AmazonBasics products, some of which have been reported as dangerous and resulted in fires, melting, and explosions. One such product was an AmazonBasics USB cord that caught on fire due to a short circuit. The heat that was produced by the defective cord caused the upholstery on a nearby office chair to ignite, causing a consumer to suffer very serious burn injuries. 

Products with these types of defects are not new. In fact, numerous consumers have raised these issues in complaints which they have directed to government regulators, as well as in comments which consumers have posted directly on Amazon’s website. In some instances, Amazon responded that its products had been investigated at one time but that all product safety standards were currently being met.

Businesses have a duty to report merchandise that is potentially hazardous to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). That agency can then make the determination about whether to recall a particular product. In some instances, the company that sells or manufactures the product could issue a voluntary recall in conjunction with CPSC. 

Speak with an Experienced Matthews Product Liability Lawyer Today

Products can be defective in a variety of ways. Some products are not manufactured properly and are not tested adequately before they are sold to the public. Other products are not properly designed, resulting in serious malfunctions occurring. At Panchenko Law Firm, our legal team can help you pursue monetary compensation if a defective product caused you to suffer an injury. 

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews product liability attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information about how we may be able to assist you with your claim. 


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