The use of batteries in virtually every kind of consumer and industrial product is now commonplace. Defective batteries are a silent hazard, posing grave risks to consumers by causing devastating fires, burn injuries and significant property damage. At Clark Fountain, we don’t just specialize in defective product cases; we excel in them. Our seasoned team of legal experts is committed to ensuring that victims of defective batteries receive the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.

Why Batteries from China Are a Cause for Concern

A substantial number of defective batteries infiltrating the market come from countries with lax manufacturing standards, particularly China and India. Our legal team at Clark Fountain is exceptionally skilled in navigating the intricate landscape of international and multi-jurisdictional product liability cases. If you’ve been injured by a defective battery, especially one made in Asia, we are your go-to experts for securing justice.

Categories of Defective Batteries: Brands, Known Issues, and Dangers

Defective batteries can appear in a wide array of products, posing risks that vary depending on the type and brand. Below are some common categories where defective batteries have been reported:

Automobile Batteries

Brands: AC Delco, Interstate Battery MTP-93

Dangers: Fires, causing to burns and smoke inhalation

Marine Batteries

Brands: Odyssey Extreme Marine, Interstate AGM Battery

Dangers: Fires, resulting in burns and smoke inhalation

Mobile Device Batteries

Brands: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, iPhone 7

Dangers: Fires, causing burns and smoke inhalation

E-Cigarette Batteries

Brands: Juul, Blu

Dangers: Fires and lung injuries, causing to burns, smoke inhalation, and respiratory issues

Laptop Batteries

Brands: HP ProBook, Apple MacBook Pro

Dangers: Fires, resulting in burns and smoke inhalation

Power Tool Batteries

Brands: DeWalt cordless drill, Bosch leaf blower

Dangers: Fires, causing burns and smoke inhalation

Electric Bike and Scooter Batteries

Brands: Razor, Bird

Dangers: Fires, causing to burns and smoke inhalation

Solar Power Systems

Brands: Tesla Powerwall 2, LG Chem RESU

Dangers: Fires, resulting in burns, smoke inhalation, and in extreme cases, electrocution

By being aware of the brands and types of batteries that have been reported as defective, you can take necessary precautions to mitigate risks and protect yourself and your property.

The Life-Altering Consequences of Battery Defects

Defective batteries can lead to catastrophic outcomes, including:

  • Severe Burns and Scalds: Often resulting from battery overheating or explosions.
  • Fires: Caused by shorting and overheating
  • Respiratory Issues: Caused by smoke inhalation during fires.
  • Eye Injuries: Due to battery acid leaks or explosive debris.
  • Amputations: In extreme cases involving violent explosions.
  • Fatalities: In the most tragic situations, especially when immediate medical attention is not available.

Your Legal Rights and Immediate Actions to Take

If you’ve been injured by a defective battery, you have rights that can lead to significant compensation. At Clark Fountain, we are adept at holding negligent retailers and manufacturers accountable. If injured:

  • Seek Immediate Medical Care: Document all treatments for use as evidence.
  • Preserve the Defective Battery: It can serve as crucial evidence.
  • Document the Incident: Photographs can be invaluable.
  • Report the Incident: Notify the retailer and appropriate consumer safety agencies.
  • Consult Clark Fountain: Our specialized attorneys will provide a free case evaluation and guide you through the legal maze.

Why Choose Clark Fountain

With a collective legal experience spanning over 200 years and more than $1 billion recovered for injury victims, Clark Fountain stands as a legal titan in the field of defective product lawsuits, including battery-related cases. We are committed to securing you the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, property damage, and emotional suffering.

Safety Precautions to Consider

To mitigate risks, always buy batteries from reputable sources and follow all safety guidelines. If you suspect a battery is defective, stop using it immediately and consult an expert for advice on proper disposal or reporting.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury due to a defective battery, don’t hesitate to contact Clark Fountain for a free consultation. We will meticulously evaluate your case, inform you of your legal options, and relentlessly work to bring you the justice and compensation you deserve.