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Amazon Basics Product Liability Lawsuit

Amazon’s private-label appliances titled “AmazonBasics” have been found to catch fire, melt or explode. The brand was launched back in 2009 and has more than 5,000 products on the marketplace. The global manufacturer sells its list in several of the largest global markets. Despite the many reported safety issues, Amazon has only ever issued two official recalls of Amazon Basics products.

Amazon Basics electronics lawsuits have begun being filed around the country. The number of civil claims against Amazon continues to increase as more consumers become aware of defective prdoucts in their home. If you believe you have purchased a defective product from the Amazon Basics set, you should contact an Amazon Basics product liability lawyer at TorHoerman Law as soon as possible.

 

Customers Raise Concern

There have been at least 1,500 customer reviews since 2016 for more than 70 items that described “products exploding, catching on fire, smoking, melting, causing electrical malfunctions or otherwise posing risks.” Several of the complaints listed on the website are accompanied by photos of the defective products. Around thirty items with three or more troubling reviews remain on the market on Amazon’s website.

 

Amazon Basics Electronics Fire Hazard

Consumers have rights. For instance, they have a right to purchase products that have passed safety inspections and not have to worry about them becoming an injury hazard to themselves or others. Below, you will find a compilation of Amazon Basics electronic products that passed Amazon’s safety standards but have been deemed “dangerous” by the verified customers who bought them.

 

Which Amazon Basics Products are Dangerous?

A growing number of Amazon Basics products have become bestsellers since their creation and may have high-quality customer ratings. The negative reviews represent a small fraction of the total purchases of Amazon Basics products, but still serious consequences that can lead to critical injuries. User error can also play a role and attribute to the danger presented by the electronics.

 

Here is a list of some Amazon Basics products that have been reported to be dangerous.

Report of a surge protector turning into a “blowtorch” and shooting flames out of the device.

Report of Microwave suddenly catching fire.

Report of USB cord bursting into flames.

Report of burning peoples’ hands and legs.

Report of a paper shredder “blowing up into a fireball.”

Reports of batteries exploding and spraying chemicals into someone’s face.

Several other electronic items have received complaints of overheating, burning, and melting.

Amazon’s Response

The retailers said “safety is a top priority” and that it takes several steps to ensure all Amazon Basics products are safe, such as selecting experienced manufacturers, monitoring customer feedback, and testing items to ensure they pass safety and compliance standards. Furthermore, it says Amazon Basics offers thousands of products that combined have more than 1 million reviews, and the concerns are thoroughly investigated, according to CNN Business.

Amazon says that customers will be notified if a critical safety issue is identified. However, the corporation said it notified customers about an Amazon Basics product less than five times in total.

 

Federal Safety Regulators Investigating

Businesses legally must report “potentially hazardous” items to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) so the agency can investigate a potential recall. However, The CPSC has only received at least ten reports over eight years that mention an Amazon Basics product with concerns similar to those in the reviews. The complaints cover at least eight different products spanning all the way back to 2012.

 

Amazon Basics Electronics Recall

Amazon issued a public recall of as many as 2,600,000 Amazon Basics power banks in the US due to reports of fires and burns in March 2018. It also recalled a space heater after approximately twenty-five complaints.

In addition, the company issued a recall for a space heater after receiving complaints of overheating and sparking, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Also, Amazon has pulled the Amazon Basics USB cords and surge protectors off the market due to safety concerns.

 

Amazon Basics Electronics Injuries & Damages

Potential injuries include, but are not limited to:

Consumer reports of chargers burning through their skin.

Due to the nature of electronics, users are inherently at risk of electrocutions.

If a loved one has suffered a tragic accident from a defective product, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

More than one hundred reports of property damage to homes or belongings included charred walls and fried cell phones.

Amazon Basics Electronic Product Liability Lawsuit

This is not the first time that Amazon has come under scrutiny regarding its sales of defective products. The company has faced more than 60 product liability lawsuits in the past decade. Multiple court rulings have determined that the retailer can be held liable for defective items sold in its third-party marketplace.

 

Do I Qualify?

Do you own a defective product marketed under the Amazon Basics label? Did you purchase the product from Amazon’s official website? Have you or a loved one suffered any damage or personal injury due to the defective product? If you answered yes to the previous questions, you may be entitled to financial compensation through an Amazon Basics electronics  lawsuit.

The best way to determine if your product is defective is to physically test it and take it apart. However, many customers said they immediately threw out.

 

How Much is My Amazon Basics Electronics Lawsuit Worth?

The amount of compensation awarded in civil lawsuits largely depends on the various factors of each separate case. Thus, it is always best to have a successful Amazon Basics Electronics lawyer representing you to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. You can strengthen your potential Amazon Basics electronics lawsuit by proving that you made a concerted effort to mitigate your injuries to the best of your ability before seeking medical attention. Mitigation is a key element to any civil lawsuit.

 

Filing an Amazon Basics Electronics Lawsuit

The civil lawsuit process can be extremely time-consuming and confusing. Those who are dealing with recovering from serious personal injuries should not be subjected to dealing with the rigors of the legal system. Instead, you should hire an experienced Amazon Basics electronic product liability lawyer to fight for you and your right to compensation for the damages you have suffered. One of the most important tasks in any personal injury lawsuit is pinning the liability of your injury on the negligence of another party. In doing so, you should work with your attorney to gather evidence that supports your claim, such as photos, videos, receipts, etc.  Be certain to talk to an Amazon Basics electronic product liability lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that the statute of limitations on your claim has not expired.

 

Hiring an Amazon Basics Electronic Product Liability Lawyer

Hiring a personal attorney can be a difficult decision, but it does not have to be. You should rest assured that your legal representative has a wealth of knowledge and success. At TorHoerman Law Firm, we have won more than $4 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients. Also, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not owe any form of payment until you have been compensated for your injuries.

Contact us today to find out what an Amazon Basics electronic product liability lawyer at TorHoerman Law can do for you. You may use the chatbot below for instant online case consultation that is free of charge.

 

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