Fujifilm is recalling almost 300,000 wall chargers because of a risk of electrical shock. The wall chargers were packaged with some of the company’s point-and-shoot and mirrorless camera models.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the wall plugs may crack, break, or detach from the device’s charger, which can pose a hazard. Currently, there are no reported injuries. The company will provide customers with a replacement wall plug and adapter unit. The recall affects only the wall charging unit. Customers can continue using the camera and can charge it with their computer using a USB cable. About 270,000 of the affected cameras were sold at national retailers, including Best Buy and Amazon between June 2016 and January 2018. An additional 24,000 units were sold in Canada.
Dangerous consumer products are more common than most people realize. It has been estimated that almost 30 million people are injured every year as a result of dangerous products. Some commonly defective products that are known to cause injuries to consumers include automobiles and automobile components, medical devices, prescription drugs, home products, toys, and children’s products.
When a consumer is injured by a defective product, the consumer has the right to pursue a claim against the product manufacturer. The case may be pursued in a few different ways, depending on the type of product and the date it was designed and manufactured. Some product liability cases are pursued on a claim of breach of warranty, while others are pursued under a theory of strict liability. Under either approach, the product manufacturer or other parties such as a designer or the retailer may be responsible for any damages for the resulting personal injuries caused by the defective product.
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