FAA Bans Some Electronic Devices
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
While many look forward to seeing the new version of a phone that is put out by
Samsung, we now anticipate how they will extinguish their current battery problem.
The battery they are now using is a Lithium-ion battery. The FAA has been
worried about them causing a fire for years. With the abundant amount
of technology that exists, the Lithium-ion batteries occupy 95% of the
electronic devices available. The battery is not just limited to phones.
It is also in tablets, laptops, children’s toys, as well as electric cars.
The battery has been compared to a firecracker because if one goes off
others around can as well. 2.5 million Samsung phones have been recalled
due to the potential for the battery to catch fire. The FAA has now placed
a ban on checking these devices and has had 11 documented smoke and fire
cases linked to devices that were checked containing lithium-ion batteries.
There are product liability laws in place for consumer protection. There
are thousands of personal injuries caused by dangerous products in the
U.S. every year. Because of the costs associated with recalls, many companies
will choose to ignore defects if only a few incidents have occurred.
It's important to know that as a consumer you have rights and manufacturers
and sellers have a responsibility to you the consumer. With the extensive
knowledge and expertise at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC we are confident
that if you have incurred damages due to a defective product, we can help
you determine if there are grounds to pursue the manufacturer for the
suffering you have endured to seek compensation.
Contact us today for a free consultation.