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What Happens If I Am Burned By a Home Appliance?

Burned by a Home Appliance FireManufacturers have a legal responsibility to sell products that are reasonably safe for their intended use by consumers. This is especially true for household appliances, as these appliances are often used by families and children. However, companies do sometimes sell defective and potentially hazardous products, which can lead to injuries to you or your children. Household appliances, especially those powered by gas or electricity or used for cooking, have a particular risk of causing burn injuries.

If you or someone in your family has been injured by a household appliance, an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and help you file a legal claim against the negligent company. Call the law firm of Boling Rice, LLC at (770) 744-0890 for a free consultation today.

Recalled Products

Just as many Americans opened up new Keurig coffee makers for the holidays, the company issued a recall1 of almost 7 million appliances manufactured between 2009 and 2014. The recall was due to nearly 100 reports of serious burn injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission2 lists all recalled products on its website, and you should check the website to see if any of the products in your home are potentially dangerous.

Even if there has not been a recall issued, many home appliances may be dangerous and either start fires or otherwise cause burn injuries. Some of these home appliances include the following:

  • Coffee makers
  • Power cords
  • Laptop computers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Space heaters
  • Ovens, grills, and stove tops
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Washers and dryers
  • Lamps
  • Flammable materials on furniture and draperies

If you have suffered a burn injury due to defective household appliance, you may file a product liability claim against the negligent manufacturer. Product liability claims against often large corporations can be challenging and complicated, however, so you always want to seek the assistance of a law firm with the experience and resources necessary to successfully handle this type of case. Having the proper legal assistance can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries caused by a household appliance.

1http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/23/372664901/keurig-recalls-7-million-coffee-machines-following-reports-of-burns

2http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

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