If you are a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. While some product defects may be a unique and isolated matter, we are seeing more cases of property damage as a direct result of a defective product. This is why it is so important we bring recent Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls to your attention. Doing so, keeps our network of adjusters informed of products that are defective or of issue.

When a defective product causes a loss, the manufacturer of the product, the wholesaler, and the distributor may be liable.

Despite a surge in manufacturers proactively issuing a product recall notice, some notices are not picked up by the media, a government entity, or regulatory commission, and are therefore not immediately accessible to consumers. Hypothetically speaking, even if the notice is immediately picked up or sent directly to the affected consumer, there is no guarantee the consumer is actively researching recalls or engaging with the notice. Furthermore, as global production continues to sweep our economy, the chance for defects and products of issue will increase.

Despite a surge in manufacturers proactively issuing a product recall notice, some notices are not picked up by the media, a government entity, or regulatory commission, and are therefore not immediately accessible to consumers.

We would like to remind you of the following Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls:

1. Carrier and Bryant Recall Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

2. OPW Recalls Gas Station Hose Swivel Connectors Due to Fire, Explosion Hazards

3. HP Expands Recall of Batteries Due to Fire and Burn Hazards 

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