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Bamboo Torch Recall Could Lead to Product Liability Litigation for Florida Firm

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 10, 2010

A Florida distributor has recalled around 324,000 bamboo torches due to a sharp edge on a fuel canister that holds the wick, which can cause laceration when owners attempt to remove the wick for lighting. Atico International USA Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, FL distributes the Chinese-made torches, and the firm has received reports of five people experiencing injury due to the sharp edge, one of whom required stitches to close the wound. Four victims reported cuts from the sharp edge as they attempted to retrieve a wick that had fallen into the fuel canister.

The recalled bamboo torches were sold from February 2008 through March 2010 at CVS, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores. Anyone wishing to return one of these torches for a refund should call 866-448-7856 for details. A laceration from a defective product like this may seem minor until bills for treatment in an emergency visit arrive. With the high costs of medical care, people hurt by defective products have little recourse but to contact an experienced Orlando product liability attorney. If you’re a Central Florida resident and a defective product has injured you, call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 today to schedule a free consultation with Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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