Now that the hot, summer months are getting closer and closer, many Americans will spend their time doing various activities outdoors, including cooking and eating. Barbecues with family and friends are a seasonal tradition and part of holiday celebrations, such as Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
When people use their personal BBQ grill for a cookout, the potential danger of fire or explosion injuries is typically not a huge concern. However, product defects associated with barbecues or propane tanks which supply fuel can result in severe and fatal injuries. Burn injuries are the most common consequence of BBQ grill defects, often requiring extensive medical care and reconstructive surgery.
The following are the seven most common BBQ grill defects which can lead to accidents:
- Lack of property safety warnings
- Improper or inaccurate instructions
- Unstable grill design
- Faulty regulator
- Faulty propane tank
- Defective venture tubes
- Defective propane line
Gas grills are more prone to containing dangerous defects. Defects in the propane tanks, regulators, and other components may cause or contribute to an explosion or burn injury. On the other hand, charcoal grills that are unstable, have misleading or confusing instructions or lack the proper safety warnings can result in serious and fatal injuries as well.
If you have been injured by a BBQ grill, and you were using the grill as directed, you may be the victim of a defective product. In order to request a free consultation with our experienced legal team, contact our Los Angeles product liability lawyer at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation today.