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Dangerous Household Appliances

Household appliances are a big part of the average American’s everyday routine. We trust them to cook our food, style our hair, wash our clothes and heat our homes, but sometimes these products can be defective and injure you or someone you care about.


When a defective household product causes serious injury or death to its user, the product’s manufactures, distributors and sellers can be held liable for failing to keep the consumer safe.


Below is a list of some of the most common defective household items:

  • Countertop electrical appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, microwaves, slow cookers can be fire hazards and dangerous to users
  • Dangerous appliances can give off poisonous gas. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports approximately 10,000 carbon monoxide injuries and 200 deaths per year.
    • Defective furnaces and other heaters may leak carbon monoxide, which can cause cognitive problems, heart problems and death. Heaters need to be properly maintained by your buildings manager or landlord
    • Stoves and ovens when defective can cause serious burns to users or emit dangerous carbon monoxide fumes also
  • Washers and Dryers are responsible for 430 serious injuries, 30 deaths and over 16,000 house fires each year. Dryers with defective exhaust ducts or lint collectors can start fires and cause burns


The manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for your safety when putting products on the market, so when a product harms you or a loved one, we need to hold that party responsible for their negligence through a product liability case. Parvey & Cavenago want to help you get back to living comfortably, so if you or a loved one has been a victim of a defective household item, contact us today.

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