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On December 17th, 2008, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance issued a lawsuit against Nintendo of America. The company asserts that a fire that destroyed a Kentucky house was caused by a faulty Nintendo DS AC Adapter.  The lawsuit demands $236,304 USD be payed in damages to a Mr. French Harmon.

One of the many charges against Nintendo in this lawsuit is that Nintendo failed to “adequately, properly and safely design, manufacture, assemble, inspect, and test” the Nintendo DS AC Adapter.

Nintendo has recalled DS Adapters in the past. The reason being the apparent risk of overheating and fire.  However, these chargers were only recalled in Japan. The lawsuit is against Nintendo of America only.

Source: Nintendo World Report (Thanks to Bradley for the tip!)
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  • Aniday

    Of course Nintendo is going to do an investigation and inspect their product. But in the mean time I say they should pay the poor people. It’s not that much for them.

    The potential recall will be much more expensive.