Many product liability and consumer safety cases have had a positive impact on public health and safety, and we have witnessed improved lives and future burn injuries prevented as space heater companies are forced to remove dangerous products and change designs and warnings as a result of litigation.
Compensation is also available when serious burn injuries are sustained as a direct result of a dangerous consumer product. Contact a lawyer to review your heater burn injury case as soon as possible.
Very much so. Defective space heaters injure and kill thousands of consumers each year, and serious precautions should be made while using any home heater, whether inside or outside your home.
The following models have been added to space heater recalls in recent years for being a fire hazard to consumers:
• Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters
• Sunbeam Holmes Ceramic Heaters
• Twin-Star Duraflame Electric Space Heater
• Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters
• Lifesmart Lifepro portable heater (due to electrical shock hazard)
• Soleil Portable Fan Heaters
• Optimus Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters
• Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters
• Optimus Tower Quartz Portable Heaters
• Aloha Breeze Portable Electric Heaters
• Climate Keeper Portable Space Heater and Oscillating Space Heaters
• Creative Heating Solutions Portable Space Heaters
• Touch Point Forced Air Heaters
• Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters
• Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
• True Living Electric Space Heater Fans
• True Living Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters
• Lasko Portable Electric Heaters
• Flow Pro Electric Heaters
• Airtech Electric Heaters
• Comfort Essentials Heaters
• Honeywell Moveable Baseboard Heaters
• Ritchie Immerson Heaters (due to electrical shock hazard)
• Legacy Propane Infrared Plaque Heaters
• Soleus Air Space Heaters
• Dyson Bladeless Electric Heater
• Holmes; Oil-Filled Electric Heaters
• Mr. Heater Big Buddy and Tough Buddy Portable Propane Heaters
• Maxiheat Dream Tower Heaters
• Tower Heaters and Patio Heaters
• Model 511 Oil-Filled Electric Radiator Heaters
• Aloha Radiant Heater
• Sun-Sational Electric Heater
• Weather Works Ventilaire Electric Heaters
• Lakewood Electric Heater
• Vermont Castings Space Heaters
• Holmes Wide-Angle Portable Heaters
• Maxi-heat Electric Oil-Filled Radiator Heaters
Space heaters can be considered defective if they have a faulty design that poses fire or burn risks, are made of inferior materials that melt, have insufficient guards and gates, have improper or insufficient warnings and instructions, do not have automatic shutoff mechanisms, are prone to overheat, or cause short circuit fires.
Home heaters pose very real fire hazards, often due to defective products, inadequate safety features, electrical shorts, misuse and malfunction.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues thousands of product recalls each year in the United States, initiated sometimes already after an injury or accident has already been reported. Following burn injury, regardless of recall status, victims and plaintiffs may pursue legal action and contact a lawyer to begin the litigation process.
Defective products on the market present safety and health hazards for adults and children. Cheap and defective products may pose fire and burn risks; electrocution, strangulation and choking risks; and severe health risks. The manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released.
Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products. Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs and their product liability lawyer
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective product or recalled product to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Pikeville, Kentucky): Confidential settlement for Plaintiff who suffered spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia due to defectively designed seat belt. Four passengers with three-point (lap/shoulder) belts walked away from the accident, and the only passenger wearing a two-point belt (lap only) suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury. The settlement assisted with home improvements to assist in daily living. GM entered federal bankruptcy during the process and no longer manufactures two-point lap belts for vehicles.
(Hillsboro, Ohio): Confidential Settlement for the family of elderly man who was catastrophically burned while operating a propane wall heater. The burns resulted in his unfortunate death. The heater, manufactured and sourced from China, was alleged to allow the flame to reach outside the grid area in violation of ANSI standards. The Defendant resolved the case following discovery and mediation. The recovered funds were paid to the victim’s surviving spouse and children. The company no longer manufactures this type of heater.