In a news release, Club Car LLC, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of their golf cars due to a fuel leak and fire hazard that pose a significant dangers to consumers. Club Car has received three reports of incidents involving fuel tank seams splitting, however no injuries or fires have been reported in association with this recall. The golf cars were manufactured in the US and feature a fuel tank seam that could potentially separate and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled golf cars and contact the company for a free inspection and replacement of the fuel tank.
As a Tacoma personal injury lawyer, I’ve witnessed this type of safety recall many times over the coarse of my career and I understand the challenges that face manufacturers of such complex systems. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to discuss your rights as a consumer.
According to a press statement, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted in favor of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) aimed at curbing fire safety violations by manufacturers of fuel gels and firepots. The consumers are being given the chance to make their views known to the CPSC regarding such fire safety violations among these products. Those manufacturers who do not conform to the safety standards may be banned from further production of such products.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m familiar with the fire and burn hazards of fuel gels and firepots and the safety issues that have been prevalent in the manufacturing of these products over the past months. If you have suffered an injury through the use of a defective or otherwise dangerous product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters to discuss your legal rights as they pertain to the situation.
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