On November 20, 1018
, Miles Industries recalled their Valor H5 gas fireplaces due to a burn hazard
. According to the recall, recall number 19-056, approximately 1,000 units were sold in the U.S. (aproximately 1,900 were sold in Canada). The recall states that the rim around the fireplaces can leak host exhaust air, which poses the risk of suffering burns.
The recall includes the following products (note: the recall includes four different models of the same product):
- Valor H5 Gas Fireplace
Model: 1100 Natural Gas
Serial Number Range: 1100N10000 – 1100N12173
- Valor H5 Gas Fireplace
Model: 1100 Propane Gas
Serial Number Range: 1100P20000 – 1100P21132
- Valor H5 Gas Fireplace
Model: 1150 Natural Gas
Serial Number Range: 1150N10000 – 1150N11448
- Valor H5 Gas Fireplace
Model: 1150 Propane Gas
Serial Number Range: 1150P20000 – 1150P20822
The recalled gas fireplaces were sold from a variety of sources, including but not limited to the following: Northeast Hearth & Home, Sutter Home & Hearth, and Wallace’s Stove & Fireplace Hearth stores
. The recalled gas fireplaces were sold both in-store and online from June 2014 to March 2018. The gas fireplaces were sold for approximately $5,500 each.
According to the recall, there has been only one reported incident. The reported incident consisted of a mantle becoming charred due to the defective fireplace
; however, no injuries were reported. The recall advises consumers to stop using the fireplace as soon as possible and contact the company to schedule a no-cost repair.
Although contacting the company for a free repair can remove the risk of suffering an injury, allowing the company to repair the defective product could prevent you from pursuing a claim. If you or the members of your family suffered any form on injury due to the defective product, do not agree to allow Miles Industries to repair your fireplace; instead, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you or your family were directly harmed by a defective product
, such as a defective gas fireplace, you must contact Downtown L.A. Law Group
as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims, including product liability claims. Our defective product attorneys are ready to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you are ready to discuss your defective product claim with our product liability lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our law firm
The Seriousness of Burn Hazards
As mentioned in the recall, the defect in the product could result in a leak of hot exhaust air, which could result in burns. The leak of hot exhaust air could cause burns. In general, burns are categorized into the following:
- First-degree burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Fourth-degree burns
Burn hazards could also lead to smoke inhalation and even property damage, for example. Without a doubt, the risk of burns could pose a threat to consumers and their families. The risk of burns could lead to expensive medical bills, loss of earning capabilities, and expensive mental/emotional distress, for example. Overall, being harmed by the defective gas fire could affect victims’ lives in many ways. If you suffered any type of harm as a direct result of the defective gas fireplaces that were recently recalled, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you might have the right to sue and receive compensation.
Miles Industries’ Liability
Is Miles Industries liable for the harm that you suffered due to the defective fireplace? All companies have a duty of care towards their consumers. They must ensure that the products that they make available for purchase are free of any hazards that could harm their consumers in any way. By making a defective product available for purchase, Miles Industry could be held accountable for any of the harm suffered directly as a result of the defective gas fireplaces that they sold. If you would like to learn more about Miles Industries’ liability, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our product liability lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to learn about the company’s liability, your right to pursue a claim, and your right to be compensated.
Could You File a Product Liability Claim?
Could you file a defective gas fireplace lawsuit
? Although you might be able to sue, you could only do so under very certain circumstances. For instance, you could only pursue a product liability claim if any of the following exist: a defect in the product’s labeling; a defect in the product’s design; a defect in the product’s manufacturing. The recall does not specify whether the defect present in the gas fireplaces was part of labeling, design, or manufacturing; however, it is likely that the defect does fit into any of those three categories. If you believe that you have the right to file a product liability claim, you should contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. You might even be eligible to participate in a recalled gas fireplace class action lawsuit against Miles Industries.
Could You Receive Compensation?
If you pursue a product liability claim, are you likely to receive some sort of compensation? If your claim reaches a successful outcome, you might be eligible to receive compensation. What type of compensation could you receive? How much compensation could you receive? Every claim is different; therefore, the specific answers to these questions will depend on the details of your claim. In general, defective product claims
result in the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Regardless of the specific details of your claim, you could be certain that the knowledgeable product liability lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group
will consistently fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our defective product attorneys will not rest until they help you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. You could be certain that our knowledgeable product liability attorneys will not rest until you are rightfully compensated for the harm that you suffered. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
What Should You Do?
Many people who are injured by defective products unknowingly hurt their chances of being able to sue and receive compensation. If you or the members of your family were harmed by a defective product
, you should ensure that you do all of the following:
- Seek medical care for your injuries
- Report the harm that you suffered to the company
- Stop using the defective product
- Do not tamper with the defective product or try to repair the product yourself
- Do not allow the company to repair the defective product
- Do not agree to a refund or a free replacement of the defective product
- Take pictures of your injuries and of the defective product
- Keep all records associated with your purchase
- Keep all records associated with the harm that you suffered
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you would like to learn more about the things that you could do to preserve your right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. The product liability attorneys
at Downtown L.A. Law Group will provide you with the guidance that you need for your claim against Miles Industries.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group
Would you like to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm
at your earliest convenience. Downtown L.A. Law Group
is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling product liability claims
. Our attorneys are ready to help you with your claim to ensure that you are rightfully compensated. Would you like to discuss your claim with our lawyers?
If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Our law firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions to all parties affected by defective products
. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our knowledgeable lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. It does not matter if you want to start your defective product claim or redirect your claim after being misled by an incompetent attorney; you could trust the experts at our law firm. Whether you are interested in pursuing your claim independently or you would like to explore the possibility of participating in a class action lawsuit
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