Cans of PAM and Wellsley Farms cooking spray have allegedly been linked to numerous cooking accidents and burn injuries over the course of the last several years. Yet the products remains on the market, possibly endangering consumers in their own homes.
A recent reported PAM incident sounds similar to others: the can of cooking spray was placed near the stove where the heat caused the can to explode and allegedly caused third degree burns to two people cooking in the kitchen. Wellsley Farms canisters have also been implicated in a recent New York burn injury accident. The burn accident victim was hospitalized for a month, and will suffer from permanent scarring and nerve damage.
The burn victim said he was cooking on a gas stove at home, used an aerosol can of PAM, placed it on a shelf above where he was cooking, and the can exploded shortly after. The PAM explosion released a large flame and set both the man and his wife on fire. The injuries are severe and will lead to permanent scarring and tissue injury on the neck, face, torso and arms of the victims.
Joe Lyon is a burn injury attorney and product liability lawyer reviewing Wellsley Farms and PAM spray cases for burn victims and plaintiffs nationwide.
Wellsley Farms Cooking Spray Lawsuits
PAM cooking spray and Wellsley Farms cooking spray cans contain propellants, flammable agents and compressed gasses that include isobutene and propane. Consumer safety advocates and attorneys have been busy reviewing several fire and burn-related incidents, and filing PAM lawsuits against Conagra Foods, the maker of PAM cooking spray products.
Consumer health and safety concerns have been brought to light, and fire-related accidents reported in kitchens, lawsuits have been filed across the country, targeting Conagra, the maker of PAM cooking spray. Injuries commonly involve third degree burns, disfigurement and permanent scarring.
PAM and Wellsley Farms cooking spray cans are allegedly capable of overheating and exploding at a distance of up to two feet from a heat source, which attorneys say is evidence of a possible design defect for something meant to be in the kitchen and used near stoves and open flame.
Plaintiffs say in court that PAM creates fire hazards and a serious burn injury risk to consumers. Product Liability attorneys have noted a lack of visible warnings on PAM products, even as they contain dangerous, flammable chemicals. Cooking accidents are the cause of large number of home fires and burn accidents each year in the United States. PAM lawsuits involving fire and burn accidents have been filed by The Lyon Firm.
Joe Lyon is a consumer safety attorney, identifying defective consumer products and working to remove them to protect consumers in the future and recover compensation for victims of corporate negligence nationwide.