Potentially Dangerous Products in Your Home
While you want to keep your family safe, the chances that you may have a potentially dangerous product in your home are high. The following are only some examples of household products that can cause serious injury.
Appliances – In this day and age of modern convenience, almost every home has a significant number of appliances that serve many different functions. Almost any type of appliance has the possibility of malfunctioning and causing a fire or other serious injuries. Some examples of appliances that can cause injury in the home include as follows:
- Stove top or oven
- Toasters and toaster ovens
- Coffee makers
- Washing machines
- Hair dryers and other heat-related styling products
- Electric tools
- Crock pots
- Electric knives
Child and baby products – When you have or adopt a baby, you will likely purchase a large number of products meant to help in the care of the child. While it only makes sense that you would want to choose the safest products possible, baby and child products regularly malfunction1 and cause injury to children. The following are some examples of commonly defective products:
- Baby carriers, slings, and backpacks
- Car seats
- Cribs and changing tables
- Bedding and clothing
Cleaning products – Every home should have a variety of cleaning products meant for handling different types of messes. Even with the new organic trends for household products, these cleaning aids can have dangerous chemicals that can cause serious injury. If a product contains any potentially dangerous chemicals, it must come with an adequate warning to keep out of reach of children and to store and use appropriately. Some products, however, may be packaged in a way that is attractive to children and may not have sufficient warnings to avoid injury. Some products may also use a defective formula that causes severe injuries when it was expected to be safe for use at home.
An experienced Alpharetta products liability lawyer can help you
If you or your child is injured by a defective or dangerous household product, the products liability attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC in Alpharetta can help. Call for a free consultation at 770-355-0780 today.