According to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), General Electric (GE) food processors have been recalled due to fire hazards and laceration injuries. Walmart issued the recall after receiving 58 complaints. There were 24 reports of the food processor working despite not having a lid in place, which resulted in 21 injuries to fingertips. There were also 34 reports of the food processor smoking, which resulted in 3 fires. The defect is in the safety interlock system. It may fail, which allows the processor to work despite not having a lid safely secured. Additionally, the unit can emit smoke or end up catching on fire. Consumers are being advised to stop using the GE food processor and return it to Walmart where they will receive a full refund. If you are injured because of a defective product, then you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and injuries. A New York defective product attorney can advise you of your legal rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective product, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, dangerous drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.