A recall was issued by SIMU on the DMI6 Hz motors, which were sold with their awnings and shutters. The motor is silver and black, with the model name and “Simu” printed on the side of the motor. The defect is with the motor’s power cable, which can disconnect while the awning or shutter is opened or closed manually. This is an electrocution hazard, and as a result, the manufacturer is recalling around 13,800 motors.
Affected consumers are advised to stop using the product if their shutters or awnings are not connected to a GFCI circuit breaker or outlet. They should also contact SIMU directly to arrange for a free inspection and repair.
Unfortunately, a free repair isn’t going to compensate you if you are dealing with health complications from an electric shock accident. If you’ve suffered bodily harm as a result of this product, you may be entitled to monetary damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our office to speak with an accident injury lawyer at your earliest convenience.
Electric Shock Injuries from a Defective Product
The complications from being electrocuted depends on the voltage rate, the type of current, how that current travels through your body, your health at the time of the incident, and how quickly you receive medical treatment. Possible injuries from an electric shock include burns, though you may not have any visible injuries. However, these incidents can cause cardiac arrest, breathing problems, seizures, and other serious health issues, even from a small amount of electricity.
What to Do if You’ve been Electrocuted by a SIMU Awning and Shutter Motor
Due to serious nature of an electric shock accident, it’s in your best interest to be examined by a doctor right away. Furthermore, going to a hospital will establish a clear connection between your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered. In addition to seeking medical treatment, make sure to:
- Photograph your injuries and the scene of your accident.
- Ask for written statements from witnesses or get their contact info.
- After you’ve been treated for your injuries, start gathering evidence, like damaged property from the accident, medical records, witness statements, and proof of missed days at work.
- Contact a lawyer that’s experienced in defective product accident claims.
How can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
This recall was issued quite recently, so as of right now, there is no class action claim involving this product. We anticipate one in the near future, as class action lawsuits and mass torts are extremely common in these situations. If you are interested in joining a class action, it’s a good idea to get an early start by speaking with one of our attorneys. That way, we can provide you with answers to all your questions during a free, no-obligation case review.
Contact Normandie Law Firm
Our attorneys are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve been harmed by a defective product that’s been recalled by the manufacturer. A seasoned defective product recall lawyer can advise your of your rights and help you determine the best legal strategy for your needs.
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