Burn Injuries and Product Liability
As consumers, we expect the products we buy to be safe. When they have inherent risks, there should be clear warnings and instructions to prevent injury. Unfortunately, products frequently reach consumers with design and manufacturing flaws or inadequate information about their dangers. When someone gets hurt as a result of a defective product or poor safety information, a product liability lawsuit identifies who in the distribution chain made the error, and it holds them accountable.
Defective Products that Commonly Cause Burns
Types of defective consumer products that may lead to burn injuries include:
- Batteries and battery-powered products
- Kitchen appliances
- Electric blankets
- Cleaning chemicals
- Vaping devices and e-cigarettes
- Flammable clothing, camping equipment and household items
Burns often cause lifelong pain and disability. When a burn injury happens because of a mistake involving a product, the emotional anguish of the situation is compounded by the fact that it could have been prevented if more care had been taken.
Many consumer products have strict rules regarding product testing and flammability.
Flammable household products: The Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) requires precautionary labeling on hazardous household product containers. The labels must identify the potential hazards that those products present and explain how users can protect their families.
Flammable clothing: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires all clothes sold in the U.S. to pass flammability tests. The FHSA bans all flammable children’s clothing.
Mattresses: Mattresses must meet the CPSC’s flammability standard, which is meant to reduce the severity of mattress fires ignited by open flame sources.
About CaseyGerry’s Burn Injury Attorneys
CaseyGerry has spent seven decades successfully protecting the rights of injured people and those who have lost loved ones. Product liability cases involving burns are often highly complex. The firm has the resources and knowledge to get you the best result.
When CaseyGerry takes on a product liability case, a senior product liability lawyer will manage the case and assemble the team of lawyers, investigators, support staff, and product experts to research and pursue the claim.
If you were burned due to a defective product, contact CaseyGerry to speak with an experienced lawyer. Evidence disappears with time, and California limits the time you have to file a lawsuit. Contacting us at (619) 238-1811 can help protect your rights and begin the process of seeking compensation for your injury.