Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating the recall of General Electric models of front-loading washing machines.
The appliance giant General Electric has recalled its model WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910 front-loading washers. Those models were distributed nationwide through a variety of retail chains, including Best Buy, Lowes, Sears, and Home Depot. The defective models were available for purchase beginning in July 2008 until August 2011 (source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/GE-Recalls-62000-Front-Loading-Washers-172516801.html)
The recall was necessitated by a defective internal washing basket. Reports have indicated that, during regular use of the machine, the washer’s basket may separate. When this occurs, in several of the reported cases, the impact of the separated washer broke open the top panel of the machine. Such a breaking of the washer’s top panel poses a significant threat of injury to anyone who happens to be in the immediate vicinity of the machine. If you currently own any of the impacted models the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13003.html?tab=recalls) advises you to immediately stop using the washer and contact General Electric for an appointment with a qualified repairman.
Providing his thoughts on the recall Scott Starr, an attorney with product liability experience, stated, “Cases like this represent the exact circumstances that products liability laws were made to address. Here you have either a manufacturing or a design flaw that represents a direct safety threat to consumers. If you have been injured by one of these specific models of GE washers, a products liability claim may present you with an avenue for redress.”
At this time no injuries related to the washer basket defect in these models of General Electric washer have been reported. However, the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission is still monitoring the situation and reviewing consumer reports. Link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13003.html?tab=recalls
If you have been injured due to the malfunction of your General Electric front-loading washing machine, then you may be able to seek legal recourse in the form of a product liability lawsuit. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney who also has experience with products liability claims who can help you understand your options.