Defective And Dangerous Appliances
Dishwashers that turn on by themselves and cause fires, or fans that shock their owners: these are some hazards that consumers have faced from defective appliances. In many cases, the defects are the result of appliance makers that give a higher priority to reducing product costs than to consumer safety.
At the law offices of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the laws that are designed to protect consumers. If you or a loved one has been injured by an appliance that was unreasonably dangerous, defective or that lacked proper warnings, contact us for a free initial consultation about your options. We represent consumers throughout New Jersey.
Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
Manufacturers have a duty to manufacture safe appliances that work as intended. If you are injured due to a defect in design or manufacture of an appliance, the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer may be liable for the injuries caused. This area of law is known as products liability.
There are many different kinds of appliance defects that can cause serious injuries. Examples include:
- Stoves that tip and cause serious burn injuries
- Furnaces or heaters that vent carbon monoxide into homes
- Fans, toasters, microwaves, dishwashers and other appliances that catch fire
- Power tools that are unreasonably dangerous or lack proper warnings
Product safety begins with the premise that people may use an appliance in a way other than was intended by the manufacturer. As long as the use was foreseeable, the manufacturer may be liable.
Contact Our Dangerous And Defective Appliance Lawyers
If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a dangerous or defective appliance, call our Mount Laurel attorneys toll free at 800-598-3944, or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all injury claims on a contingency basis.