MR HEATER ACCIDENTS


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Mr Heater Lawsuits

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After fire and explosion reports, severe burn injuries and other Mr Heater accidents, Mr. Heater, of Cleveland, Ohio, recalled about 55,000 of their Big Buddy and Tough Buddy portable propane heaters. The valve on the Mr. Heater propane heaters may leak, posing a fire hazard and burn injury risk. At least 26 reports of propane leaks and burn injuries have been reported in years past.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Big Buddy and Tough Buddy propane heaters following Mr Heater accidents. The heaters are black with yellow accents around the burner tiles or light gray with red accents. The Mr. Heater logo is printed in the lower right hand corner of the heaters.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, defective home heaters, space heaters, propane heaters, patio heaters and portable heating equipment are a leading causes of home fires and burn injury accidents deaths.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in consumer product liability and product defect cases. Victims of Mr Heater accidents and other defective home heater products can contact an attorney and file personal injury claims against negligent companies.

Mr Heater Recalls & Defective Portable Heaters

The following companies have recalled home heaters, space heaters, patio heaters and propane heaters for posing fire hazards and burn injury risks to consumers:

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The Lyon Firm has experience filing personal injury and product liability lawsuits following injuries caused by portable heaters, space heaters, heater fans, propane heaters and patio heaters that are poorly designed, faulty and defective.

Joe Lyon is dedicated to advocating for the consumer and making American homes safer by holding heater companies accountable for the dangers they pose with defective products.

Due to several new Mr Heater explosion reports, The Lyon Firm is investigating burn injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. Space heater injury victims may be able to sue a company and recover costs related to medical expenses and damages related to the accident. 

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why File a Heater Burn Injury Case?

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. 

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Questions about Mr. Heater Injury Cases

Are space heaters dangerous?

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. 

What space heaters have been recalled?

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

What are common space heater defects?

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. 

Are space heaters a fire hazard?

Home heaters pose very real fire hazards, often due to defective products, inadequate safety features, electrical shorts, misuse and malfunction.

Who enforces home heater safety regulations?

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.

Your Right to Safety

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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

Our Victories

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.

DEFECTIVE LAP BELT RESTRAINT

SPINAL CORD INJURY

(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.

DEFECTIVE PROPANE WALL HEATER

WRONGFUL DEATH 

(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.


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