Sundance Spas issued a recall for around 23,700 Jacuzzis and hot tubs due to a defective temperature sensor that can indicate the wrong water temperature. So far, the company has received 185 reports of incorrect temperatures, which can cause the user to be burned or suffer from heatstroke. Models that are being recalled include: Sundance Spas from the 680, 780, 880 and 980 series and Jacuzzi tubs from the J-200, J-300, J-400 and J-500 collection.
The manufacturer has asked consumers to use a thermometer to ensure that the water temperature is no higher than 104 degrees F. If the sensor is indicating the wrong temperature, they should contact Sundance Spas to schedule a free repair service. However, those who have been injured by these tubs should have the opportunity to seek compensation from the manufacturer. If you are one of these victims, contact our law firm to learn about your rights and legal options.
Injuries and Health Complications from a Defective Hot Tub
Scalding water can produce extremely serious injuries, primarily burns and complications from heat stroke. Many people underestimate the severity of heat stroke, but this condition can lead to brain damage, as well as injury to your muscles, heart, and kidneys. Thermal burns can also have long-term complications, including permanent scarring, infections, and nerve damage.
Immediate medical attention is critical to the prevention of these conditions, so please get to an emergency room or urgent care center right away.
Steps to Take after a Product Accident Injury
From the moment you’ve had an accident, it’s important to take the right steps and ensure that you protect your right to compensation. To maximize your chance of success in a defective product injury claim, here are the actions we recommend:
If you have physical injuries, take photos of them right away, along with the scene of your accident.
Make sure to see a doctor right away, as you must establish proof that your injuries were a direct result of the accident.
Keep your medical records in a safe place, along with other forms of evidence like witness statements and proof of wages that you lost due to your recovery needs.
Notify the manufacturer of your injuries. Avoid giving a recorded statement and say no if they offer to repair the tub for free, as you should not agree to anything until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
Contact our office to figure out the best course of action with an experienced recall lawyer.
How can I be a Part of a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
Because we are at the beginning stage of the recall, there is no currently no class action lawsuit or mass tort for these cases. But we anticipate one in the near future, as there will be many people who have suffered injuries from the defective temperature sensor on these hot tubs. If you interested in joining a class action, all you have to do is give us a call here at our office. We can also talk to you about other legal actions you can take and answer any questions that are on your mind.
Call us for a Free Case Evaluation
An unexpected accident can cause havoc in your life for many years to come, which is why it’s essential to discuss your rights with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement from the manufacturer.
Along with experience and dedication, our lawyers work for free under the Zero Fee Guarantee. You pay nothing upfront when you hire us, since all our bills are paid by Sundance Spas as a part of your settlement award. If we don’t recover your payment, you won’t be responsible for any legal fees. With that in mind, please take the chance of reaching out to us and scheduling a free case review.