July 3, 2022

How Often Do Space Heaters Cause Fires?

People purchase space heaters for their homes and offices because these small appliances tend to be a cost-effective way to generate more warmth when it is cold outside. They are portable and light so they can be easily moved about to any location and because many space heaters are energy-efficient, they use much less electricity to operate. 

But, space heaters are notoriously linked to fire hazards. There are countless stories about how space heaters have overheated and which led to flammable objects nearby going up in flames. Understanding the health and safety concerns that come with space heaters can help consumers avoid potentially hazardous situations. 

Some space heaters have been known to be dangerous and as a result, are recalled. Staying up to date on recall notices of the products you buy reduces your chances of being hurt should a defect or malfunction happen.

Recalled Space Heaters

, How Often Do Space Heaters Cause Fires?, Germany Law Firm PLLCOn February 10, 2022, a space heater recall was brought to the market by Shop LC. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, if you or someone you know have one of these compact little heaters, then you should cease use of them immediately. These space heaters are highly prone to causing fires by overheating.

If you have one of the 110V/400W heaters with any of the following Shop LC skews, 366615, 3666117, 3666118, or 3666119 then you can return your space heater for a full refund. To date, approximately 4,500 units have been sold.

Minimizing fire hazards can save you and your family from serious and even deadly harm. The United States Fire Administration reports that from 2010 through 2019, the number of deadly fire incidents rose by 3% in the country. In 2019, the state of Mississippi lost 68 people in deadly fire incidents. This is why being up-to-date on defective product recalls, like the Shop LC personal electric space heater, is so important with respect to preserving life and limiting the chances for severe injury.

If you were harmed by a defective product and you live in Mississippi, you may have a case to file a Mississippi defective product injury claim for compensation. Manufacturers of various products are expected to only be making and distributing safe items. If they fail to do so and release a hazardous product onto the consumer market which leads to injuries and death, consumers can take legal action to obtain compensation for their damages. 

The Jackson product liability attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can advise you on your best legal options to remedy your situation if you have been hurt by a defective product.

Speak with a Jackson Defective Product Attorney Today

Medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering are examples of some of the damages you may be able to include in your injury claim. To learn more about if your injury experience rises to the level of filing a claim and then what your claim is worth, you can call the Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 487-0555. Informative consultations are always free.

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