L.D. Kichler is recalling over 68,000 ceiling fixtures due to the possibility of fire hazards. The Krystal Ice ceiling fixtures were sold with a 40-watt halogen bulb which can burn too hot for the electrical wires in the ceiling. This can pose a fire hazard especially in homes that contain older wiring. The company states that the recall pertains to four style numbers of the flush mount fixtures. Fortunately, there have not been any injuries, and the company suggests that consumers should stop using the product and contact them for a free lower-watt bulb replacement. Consumers that live in homes built before 1985 and do not have upgrade wiring can receive a full refund. They also suggest if you are not sure if your wiring has been upgraded to contact the company regarding an inspection.
Product liability laws are put in place to keep consumer safe from potential product defects. Every year there are millions of products recalled in the United States. These range from consumer products, vehicles, boats, food, and drink. It is important to remember that product recalls do not expire. This is especially important for products that you buy second hand or that are gifted to you. Recalled products can cause serious harm which can result in major medical bills to the consumer. Always contact an experienced product liability lawyer if you have been injured due to a faulty product.
The Saint Louis attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are seasoned in helping those who have been injured in product liability cases. Our team understands that each case is different and we work closely with our clients to achieve maximum compensation for their injuries. If a faulty product has caused you damage, contact our downtown office for a free consultation and let us help you get the care you deserve.