Being injured, or having property damaged by a product you use -- manufactured by a company you trust -- is something that no New Jersey resident wants to go through. However, people often suffer a personal injury due to defective products. Although recalls occur daily, it does not make suffering an injury due to negligence any easier. A Conair hair dryer is up for recent speculation and recalls, after serious injuries and property damage have been claimed by consumers.
Over 570,000 Conair Infinity Pro hair dryers have been taken off the shelves this past week, due to a burn and fire hazard. Hair dryers are hot, but the line is drawn when a product has such a defect that it can cause a fire or personal injury to a consumer. The cause of the potential fire, reportedly, is a metal coil in the barrel of the hair dryer, which can come in contact with adjacent coils. These coils touching one another can cause an electrical short. If this short occurs, the metal coils can project out of the dryer and burn consumers.
Before Conair announced the recall, several victims of personal injury had reported that the hot coils projected from the barrel and burned them. There were also reports of fires starting due to the electrical shorts. Further, some fires were even caused by the hot coils projecting onto the personal belongings of consumers.
New Jersey residents do not have to keep quiet about cases like this. The families who have suffered personal injury and property damage due to this defective product have options. Those affected have the right to file a claim against the company responsible. Affected parties may be eligible for financial retribution, which would cover medical expenses and property lost due to the product, depending on the severity of the personal injury.
Source: New Jersey Herald, Conair recalls 570K Infiniti Pro hair dryers, No Author, Oct. 15, 2013