The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Target Corporation is set to recall roughly 55000 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. The flashlights when on can begin to heat up smoke or melt causing potential fire and burn hazards. Target notes 4 incidents involving the flashlights 2 involving burns to consumers hands.
55000 pieces of recalled product is a fairly decent sized recall. Readers should be advised and return the product to a Target store. When a manufacturer discovers a flaw in one of their products it is prudent to issue a recall in an effort to mitigate liability for their company. If an injury were to occur from the use of the defective product an investigation should then be used to concretely link the injuries in question with the product. This is not always easy to accomplish as defense attorneys are very good at pairing preexisting injuries with injuries sustained by a product.
Texas Product Liability Attorney Michael Grossman