A Virginia burn injury lawyer notes that multiple hoverboard producers and retailers have recalled more than half a million of these products due to the risk of fires and burn injuries to users. When a burn or smoke injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, a Virginia burn injury attorney can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Virginia. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Virginia burn injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Battery Quality May Be Responsible for Fires and Explosions
Citing the threat of battery fires and explosions, several retailers and manufacturers have now issued recalls that affect over 500,000 hoverboards. West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that hoverboards have caused burn injuries to multiple users, and there are at least 99 reported cases of the batteries inside these boards sparking, overheating, catching fire or even exploding. A number of these issues may be attributable to the use of low-quality lithium-ion batteries, which may not adequately contain the flammable material that is normally present inside a lithium-ion battery.
The full list of these recalls, which were announced in early July, is available on the website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC urges people who own recalled hoverboards to cease using them immediately and contact the manufacture for redress. Even if a recall has not been issued, the CPSC recommends that hoverboard owners reach out to the appropriate manufacturer and request refunds.
How a Virginia Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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