The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that the majority of all hoverboards in the United States are dangerous. The commission has now established safety guidelines and is threatening to seize all hoverboards that do not meet those requirements. In addition, the vast number of hoverboards that have been sold in the United States are prone to burst into flames. A recall was issued earlier in the year after the hoverboards were linked to 52 fires. The lithium-ion batteries in the hoverboards are considered dangerous because they have a tendency to cause a fire.
Consumer goods are recalled thousands of times each year due to the product being dangerous or defective. Tragically, these products are often only recalled after an individual has suffered an injury, illness, property damages, or death. Manufacturers could avoid issuing a recall if they ensured their product was safe and free from causing harm prior to being distributed. However, many companies are found negligent each year when they are concerned more with their profits and less about the safety and wellbeing of their customers. If you have suffered damages due to a dangerous or defective product, it is important to contact an experienced product liability attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases, including product liability. We will investigate your accident and fight to hold all negligent parties accountable. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your damages while receiving the representation you deserve. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.