5 Household Items That Could Cause Injuries if They’re Defective

The United States has one of the largest consumer markets in the world, making the average American home a collector of household goods. When someone buys a product, they assume that the item is working and adequately performs its function. However, there are many instances where trusted devices are defective and cause harm to the owner.

In Florida, the liability laws allow you to hold those accountable for the harm caused by their defective product. If a loved one were in an accident and died from a dangerous item, the law allows family members to collect compensation and file a claim on the deceased’s behalf. 

5 Household Items That Are Sometimes Defective

Liability falls on those within the “chain of manufacturing,” which include the following:

  • The manufacturer of the parts
  • The designer
  • The wholesaler
  • The retail store.
  • The assembly manufacturer

While this is a rare occasion, there are a few products that can commonly have defects. Knowing what these items are and how you can check for manufacturing issues can save you or a loved one from harm.  

Kitchen Appliances 

With sharp edges, electrical connections, and high temperatures, there are many ways that kitchen equipment can become dangerous. When these items are defective, they can seriously harm an individual and lead to injuries or illnesses. Some defective items are listed below:

  • Ovens
  • Blenders
  • Coffee Machines
  • Electric Knives
  • Food Processors

These appliances should go through proper evaluations and assembly, but if it’s discovered that the product is malfunctioning and results in harm, you may be able to sue for your injury. 

Building Materials 

Similar to kitchen appliances, building materials can cause severe injuries because of the danger that defective products hold. From electrical wiring to floorboard issues, these problems will put you and your loved ones at risk. More than just a cut can appear; these everyday types of malfunctions can cause broken bones or serious illnesses. 

Baby Cribs

When it comes to our children, defects can perhaps be the most frightening. A crib is somewhere your child should peacefully sleep and is not something you should fear. However, these events do occur, and if the injury is serious enough, the defective product can produce fractures and brain injuries. 

Heating Implements 

Space heaters can cause damage to both you and your home. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 25,000 fires are caused by space heaters annually, and 6,000 of those cases end up with someone in the ER. These cases are severe, and those affected by these events need justice for their trauma. 

Electronics 

Depending on each of their qualities, electronics can pose many different threats to the household. A large television falling from its stand could seriously injure a child, while a small cell phone would more likely cause electrocution. Electronics that often cause defection harm include televisions, computers, smartphones, and tablets 

The Umansky Law Firm Can Assist with Defective Item Claims

Have you experienced a household item malfunction that injured you or a family member? At the Umansky Law Firm, our team is passionate about getting justice for those injured in household defective item accidents. Remember that many individuals suffer from these tragic events and that there is always someone ready to help.

When dangerous events do occur, working with a trusted attorney can provide you with the support you need. Our team of experienced professionals are ready to help you receive proper treatment and justice. Schedule your free consultation through our online contact form or call us at (407) 228-3838.