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Yamaha Recalls 34,000 Power Adapters Due To Electrical Shock Risk


Yamaha Corporation of America, which is best known for selling musical instruments, recently initiated the recall of more than 34,000 power adapters due to a potential risk that the product could shock or electrocute users. The announcement was posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and applies to Yamaha PA-10 AC power adapters sold between June 2021 and November 2023. According to the recall, a crack between the adapter’s upper and lower cases can expose electrical wiring. Thus far, no injuries have been reported.

The adapter is sold on its own but can also be found bundled with certain models of Yamaha analog mixing consoles. The company warned consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact Yamaha for a free replacement.

While no injuries have presently been reported concerning the power adapters, injury lawsuits against power adapter manufacturers have occurred before.

Lawsuit alleges Apple MagSafe adapter ignited customer’s oxygen mask 

In 2018, a woman alleged that a spark from an Apple MagSafe power adaptor ignited her oxygen mask causing her face and head to start on fire. The plaintiff suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, and emphysema. For these conditions, she required the use of an oxygen mask.

According to the lawsuit, she was using the power adapter to power her MacBook when the device sparked causing the oxygen in her mask to ignite and starting her head on fire. A flash of fire engulfed the plaintiff’s “face and skull” in flames, causing her “serious and substantial personal injuries,” according to the lawsuit.

15.5 million Toshiba laptop adaptors recalled due to shock, fire hazard 

More recently, Toshiba issued a recall of 15.5 million AC adaptors in February of 2024. According to the recall, the adaptors were prone to overheating, sparking, catching on fire, and causing burn injuries. There were 679 reports of the adaptors overheating with 43 individuals reporting that they suffered minor burns as a result of the adaptors.

Power adaptor product liability lawsuits 

Individuals who sustained a burn or shock injury due to a defective power adaptor can file a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the product and the retailer that made the product available to the public. In most cases, injured parties reported experiencing minor burns related to the product. However, there is a substantial risk of severe injury.

When you are injured due to a defective product, you can file a product liability lawsuit against the companies responsible for placing the product in your hands. You are entitled to recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, and decreased quality of life and/or pain and suffering damages.

Talk to a Florida Product Liability Lawyer Today 

Halpern, Santos & Pinkert represent the interests of Florida plaintiffs who have been injured by dangerous or defective products. Call our Florida personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and we can begin discussing how you can recover damages related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and decreased quality of life.





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