Battery Cases for iPod and iPhone Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently issued recalls for two separate battery cases for the iPhone and iPod due to burn and fire hazards that each present. The recalls see the Mophie iPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case and Rocketfish iPhone 3G/3GS Battery Case both recalled after reports that the cases led to an overheating of the battery which caused burns and even fires in some cases.

The Mophie battery case has an integrated circuit switch which has been found to overheat and has led to deforming of the product and nine incidents of minor burn injuries. The product was sold at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other retailers, and has over 6,000 units being recalled. The company plans to issue replacements.

The larger of the two recalls, the Rocketfish Model RF-KL 12 Mobile Battery Case, was sold exclusively at Best Buy stores and has 31,000 units being recalled in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada. Reports of the battery cases overheating while charging have resulted in minor burns and property damage due to fire. Best Buy will issue a $70 gift card to their stores in the U.S. and $105 in Canada to consumers who have the model.

Dangerous products present serious hazards to unsuspecting consumers who do not realize that they are in danger of major injuries caused by defects. If you or a loved one has been injured by an unsafe product, the San Diego defective product attorneys can help you win the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our offices today for a free consultation on your injury case.

Understanding the True Danger of California Vehicle Fires

Car accidents in southern California are a well-known source of injuries, but a fire caused by an accident or a defect in the vehicle’s design or manufacture can also cause serious harm or death. One way to help protect yourself and your family from the risks of vehicle fires is to be informed about the risks.

California vehicle fires account for one in every six fires in the state, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. However, this number does not count the thousands of car accidents fire departments respond to even when no fire occurs. Defective parts, maintenance, or repairs are the most common cause of U.S. vehicle fires, along with other types of accidental fires.

The majority of highway vehicle fires – 84 percent – start in passenger vehicles, like cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. Of these, 62 percent start in the vehicle’s engine. About one-third of engine fires end up killing at least one person in the vehicle.

Vehicle fires are more likely to cause a death when they are the result of a crash. In 57 percent of car accidents that caused a vehicle fire, at least one person suffered fatal injuries in the U.S., according to the Fire Administration.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a fire in a motor vehicle, the knowledgeable San Diego burn injury attorneys can help you find out exactly what happened and hold any negligent parties responsible. For a free case evaluation, call our office today.

Burn Injury Law Firm in San Diego

Burn injuries are not to be taken lightly. Burn injuries differ in severity and required medical treatment so it will be best to educate yourself on the different types of burns you can get. We frequently represent people that have suffered from burn injuries in San Diego accidents.

For more information, call our San Diego personal injury law office for a free consultation.