A recall has been issued for Gel Blaster’s SURGE 1.0 toy guns due to a problem with the lithium-ion battery pack. The battery, which is located inside the handle, can overheat and ignite. This puts the user at risk of smoke inhalation and burn injuries, and so far, there have been 30 reports of fire or smoking near the gun handle. The model toy guns have a white body, with a grey handle and orange detailing, including an orange logo with the word “SURGE” printed on the side. There is a pineapple-shaped hopper that holds the gellets, which attaches to the top of the gun.
Gel Blaster has asked consumers to stop using the toy immediately and to contact them for a prepaid mailer, which can be used to return the product for a full refund. But is it in your best interest to receive a refund if you or someone you know was injured by this product? You may have grounds to sue for monetary damages, which we can discuss with you during a free case review. Call us today to learn about your rights from a recalled product injury lawyer.
Injuries from an Overheating Toy Gun
Burn injuries from a fire can cause severe, long-term health issues, such as permeant scars and disfigurement. Children are particularly vulnerable in these situations, especially if the injury goes below the skin layer and into the underlying tissue. Depending on the level of exposure, both adults and children may suffer from bacterial infection, which can lead to sepsis (blood poisoning) and other deadly complications. If there is considerable smoke from the battery pack overheating, you can also suffer from smoke inhalation, which can cause fainting and seizures, among other injuries.
Treatment for these conditions can be prohibitive if the victim requires on-going care, such as plastic surgery and physical therapy. That’s why it’s important to obtain the highest possible settlement in these cases.
What to Do if You or Your Loved One is Injured
Taking the right steps after an accident will protect your rights and maximize your chance of recovery from an accident claim against the manufacturer. We recommend the following actions if you’ve been injured by a Gel Blaster SURGE toy gun:
- If you can, document your injuries and the area where the incident occurred by taking pictures with your phone.
- Ask any witnesses to the accident for their contact info so that you can ask them for written statements.
- Get medical treatment to minimize the extent of your injuries and obtain evidence that you’ve been harmed by the product.
- Notify the manufacturer of your accident, making sure to say no if they ask for a recorded statement. Additionally, decline any offer to return the product for a refund.
- Seek legal advice from a lawyer that’s experienced in defective product accident claims.
Is There a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
Are you interested in joining a class action with other consumers that have suffered injuries that are similar to yours? If so, a class action lawyer at our office can walk you through the process and help you take action against the manufacturer. You may also be interested in other legal options, like mass torts and filing a single action claim by yourself. Frankly, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to any of these legal filings. The important thing is to make an informed choice with guidance from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us right away.
Representation from an Experienced Product Recall Lawyer
Monetary compensation after an accident is essential when you or your child is left with serious injuries from a defective product. With our many years of experience in product liability lawsuits, we are more than ready for the challenge of fighting for the settlement you deserve.
Our law firm works on contingency, which means you will not be charged for any of our expenses. We work for free until the end of your case, when the manufacturer pays us for the cost of representing you. If we don’t recover your payment, we offer a Zero Fee Guarantee, so that you won’t be responsible for any legal fees.
You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you’d like to learn more about your rights and legal options.