Tech Toys and Products Task Force

Tech toys and products are ubiquitous: in stores, online, in the news, and of course on social media. Signs for “vape” shops are everywhere now; people ride around on hover boards in the same fashion as bikes and skateboards, and drones are flown like kites at parks and beaches. But these tech toys are not always as much fun they appear to be and often lead to repetitive fire scenarios and failures.

Cozen O’Connor has created the Tech Toys and Products Task Force to focus our experience and resources regarding fire losses arising out of the wide variety of tech toys and products and their associated batteries and chargers. The members of this task force keep apprised of news and developments on tech-related losses, are trained to identify the unique issues associated with such losses, and handle them using a coordinated and systematic approach. We work with experts across the country and understand the need for a cohesive approach to handling these types of losses to better serve our clients and maximize recoveries.

Potential targets in these cases can include the manufacturers of the toys and products themselves, the manufacturers of the chargers and/or batteries for these devices, and the sellers and/or distributors in the chain of distribution. With the help of experienced experts in the field, Cozen O’Connor attorneys investigate the products at issue — including all associated batteries and chargers — with an eye toward navigating the most meaningful recovery path for our clients. 

Publications

Hi, I'm Listening [CLM]

April 01, 2017

Peter A Lynch, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, wrote an article titled "Hi, I'm Listening" for CLM Magazine.

Driverless Vehicles and the Effect on Insurance [DRI For The Defense]

May 30, 2016

Julia Molander and Yevgenia Wiener of the Global Insurance Department discuss driverless vehicles, which will require a new liability paradigm.

Back from the Future: Hoverboards are Real “Fire Hazards” According to the CPSC and NFPA [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

May 23, 2016

In this Alert, we discuss hoverboards and recent advisories in response to fire trends associated with hoverboards by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Are Hoverboards Too Hot? [Claims Management Magazine]

February 12, 2016

Peter Lynch provides an explanation on hoverboards and their standard components, reviews the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s warning on hoverboards, and offers practical suggestions on the handling of related losses.

Leni Cummins Discusses Use of Drones by Condominiums and Cooperatives in The Cooperator

January 19, 2016

Leni Cummins, member of Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate practice group, discusses drone usage by condominiums and cooperatives in The Cooperator.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Orlando Claims Association Monthly Meeting

January 12, 2017 - Altamonte Springs, FL

2016 London Market USA Study Tour

July 10, 2016 - Chicago, IL

2016 CLM Annual Conference

April 06, 2016 - Orlando, FL

ACI 2016 Risk Management Conference

January 13, 2016 - Nashville, TN

In The News

Contacts

David D. Brisco

Member

dbrisco@cozen.com

(619) 685-1704

Joseph F. Rich

Member

jrich@cozen.com

(786) 871-3941

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