Are the Products in Your Home Safe?
Our homes are filled with products, and with the holiday season just behind us, you likely accumulated some additional electronics, appliances, toys, or recreational equipment as gifts. It is important to be aware that some of these products may be defective and may come with the risks of injuries. The following are some examples of products that may be putting your loved ones in your household at risk.
- Electronics – New televisions, gaming systems, and other new technology can provide hours of entertainment for your family. However, they can also be dangerous if they malfunction. Earlier this year, owners of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had to give up their phones because the batteries were overheating and causing fires or explosions. This is only one example of how electronic devices can be defective.
- Appliances – We use large and small appliances on a daily basis in our homes, including blenders, microwaves, dishwashers, and many more. However, these can malfunction and cause injuries to users. Samsung had another unfortunate mishap this year when it had to recall many of its top-loading washing machines because the company received complaints that the top was coming loose and causing injuries.
- Child products – Babies and children require a lot of products, from furniture to carriers to toys. All of these can malfunction and injure your small vulnerable child. In addition, products can be mislabeled and can be recommended for the wrong age groups or may not include the proper warnings of risks of harm.
- Recreational equipment – Recreational and sports equipment is also popular for holiday gifts, including hoverboards, bicycles, trampolines, and swing sets. If any of these malfunction while they are in use, the person using the equipment can be seriously injured.
Contact a Minnesota Products Liability Attorney to Discuss Your Rights
If a company sells a defective product, it should be held fully liable for any injuries that result. At the law firm of McEwen & Kestner, PLLC, our products liability lawyers help injured accident victims across Minnesota. Please call today for a free consultation at 651-224-3833.