Defective kitchen appliances are some of the most dangerous consumer product liability
situations due to the fact that kitchen tools utilize a multitude of fire, blades and sharp moving parts. These tools are often dangerous even when they perform as expected. However, a defect in the appliances design, manufacturing or marketing can place the consumer in a very risky position.
Common injuries resulting from defective kitchen appliance includes:
- Cuts, lacerations or loss of limbs
- Burning and fires
- Electrocution or electric shock
- Chocking or asphyxiation
- Wrongful death
Who is Liable for My Kitchen Appliance Injury?
If a kitchen appliance is defective, the manufacturer will be strictly liable for your injuries. This means that they are at fault for any damage that results from the use of the product. A product is defective in one of three ways:
Design Defect: The appliance has a design defective that makes it inherently dangerous. Our attorneys will prove design defect by demonstrating that there was a alternative design that was safer, economically feasible and as practical as the original design.
Manufacturing Defect: Unlike a design defect, where every unit of a specific model is defective, a manufacturing defect occurs in only some or even one of the units. Usually occurring through the manufacturing of the product, a defect occurs when the product does not function as intended.
Marketing Defect: Often called “failure to warn,” a marketing defect occurs when the products fails to warn consumers of potential dangers. In marketing defect situations, the product is designed and manufactured correctly, but still poses some type of danger for its intended or potential uses, and fails to warn of those dangers.
If you have suffered some sort of injury as a result of a products design, manufacturing or marketing defect, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call a product liability attorney at the Downtown L.A. Law Group to speak about the viability of your case.
Types of Kitchen Appliance Injuries
There are a number of ways to suffer an injury from a defective kitchen appliance. However, certain defects are more prevalent than others. Examples include:
- Defective or dangerous wiring from refrigerators, toasters, stoves, ovens and microwaves
- Loose or dislodged parts on blenders, food processors, mixers or any other kitchen appliance with fast moving parts
- Exposed dangerous parts
- Stove tip over accidents –manufacturers of stoves have known for years that free standing stoves and slide in kitchen ranges can tip over too easily.
- Defective refrigerator freezers, specifically in situations causing mold and fungus
- Oven explosions
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney for Injuries Resulting from Defective Kitchen Appliances
Proving product liability in kitchen appliance lawsuits can be difficult. If you have been injured by using a defective product and you believe the manufacturer is at fault, please call our lawyers for a free case evaluation of your claim.