Do You Have Potentially Harmful Products in Your Home?
There are millions of products on the market that consumers can purchase to complete certain tasks, engage in recreation, or otherwise make a household run smoothly. Some products – such as food – are necessary while others simply make our lives easier or more enjoyable. What you may not realize is that manufacturers can make errors that lead to dangerous products making their way to the shelves and into our homes.
When you look around your house, you may not suspect that there may be possible dangers lurking in nearly every room. The following are only some products that may be defective and lead to injuries to you or your family:
- Baby and child products – Anyone who has a child knows that they come with a lot of products. Changing tables, cribs, high chairs, car seats, strollers, swings, and more are all generally on the shopping list of any parent-to-be. In addition, as children grow older, they will need different products and you will want plenty of age-appropriate toys. If any of these products are defective or labeled incorrectly, your child can sustain serious injuries.
- Appliances – Our kitchens and laundry rooms are filled with modern conveniences including stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers. In addition, many homes have numerous small appliances such as coffee makers, blenders, and crock pots, among others. If these appliances malfunction due to a defect, they have the potential to cause burns, electrocutions, lacerations, and other serious injuries.
- Electronics – TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, gaming systems, and other electronics help to entertain our families and keep us connected. However, electronics can malfunction and lead to electrocutions, burns from fires or sparks, and cause other accidents and injuries.
- Furniture – Couches, tables, chairs, and other furniture may seem relatively harmless. However, imagine that your child is standing in front of a chest of drawers or wardrobe and it suddenly falls forward on top of them – crushing parts of their body. Stools and chairs can suddenly break due to shoddy construction while you are sitting on them, causing you to fall and sustain traumatic injuries. These are only some ways that furniture can lead to accidents at home
- Cleaning products – While we all should know that cleaning products are generally unsafe to ingest, you may not realize other harm they may cause. In some cases, skin exposure or vapors from cleaning products can cause injury and others may be flammable under certain circumstances. If cleaning products do not come with all of the relevant and necessary warnings for proper use, you can be injured.
If a product is defectively designed, defectively produced, or comes without all necessary warnings, a manufacturer can be liable for any medical expenses and other losses that result from an injury.
Find Out How a Gainesville Products Liability Attorney Can Help You
Cases involving defective or dangerous products can be complex, however, the legal team at Meldon Law has the resources to represent clients who have been injured by products. For a free consultation regarding our legal services, call today at (800) 373-8000 or contact us online.