Defective Household Goods & Appliances

Los Angeles Lawyers for Defective Home Goods and Appliances

You or Your Family Could Be Hurt by the Items Around Your House. Our Lawyers Want to Help.

You may not realize it, but over the years, countless household products on the market have later been recalled or found to be defective, including various appliances and several types of heating units. In fact, were you to look around your home today, you may be able to find some of these dangerous products.

If a malfunctioning household item has ever injured you or a family member, you may have legal options including a product liability claim. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, the dedicated home goods and appliances attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation are here to help you obtain the justice you deserve. You should not have to suffer just because companies failed to design and manufacture safe products.

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Household Hazards Can Cause Serious Injury

A defective household appliance refers to a product that is faulty or has manufacturing, design, or safety issues, leading it to malfunction or pose risks to users. These defects can manifest in various ways, such as electrical malfunctions, structural weaknesses, or improper design that compromises user safety. Defective appliances can potentially cause injuries, damage property, or result in other hazards.

Often, defective appliances start household fires―meaning severe and life-threatening burn injuries are a real possibility. If you have suffered such an injury, our team can provide the knowledgeable support you need. Not only have we successfully handled several burn injury cases, but we have also investigated and processed countless fire scenes over the years. Founding Attorney David Shoop is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research group, so you can be assured we are up to date on the latest news and technologies for these cases.

In other cases, products can have breakable parts that are a choking hazard for children, sharp corners that can cause serious lacerations, unprotected wires that can cause electrocution, and similar individual hazards. Our homes should not be dangerous—and if you are injured by a flawed product, you should take advantage of your legal options.

Other common types of injuries caused by defective household appliances include:

  • Chemical Exposure: Certain appliances, such as cleaning devices or products, may contain hazardous chemicals. If the product is defective and spills or leaks, it can lead to chemical exposure and related injuries.
  • Trips and Falls: Defective appliances that have structural issues, loose parts, or poor stability can contribute to accidents, resulting in trips, falls, and related injuries.
  • Asphyxiation: Appliances like gas heaters or faulty ventilation systems may produce dangerous gases, leading to the risk of asphyxiation if not properly designed or maintained.
  • Eye Injuries: Malfunctioning appliances, particularly those with moving parts, may cause particles or debris to be ejected, leading to eye injuries.
  • Lacerations: Appliances with moving or rotating parts, such as blenders or food processors, may cause lacerations if their safety features are inadequate or fail.
  • Crushing Injuries: Appliances with heavy components or mechanisms may cause crushing injuries if they collapse or malfunction during use.
  • Radiation Exposure: Certain appliances, such as microwaves or older models of televisions, may emit harmful radiation if they are defective. Prolonged exposure can lead to various health issues.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Appliances like gas furnaces or water heaters that burn fuel can release carbon monoxide if they are defective or not properly vented. Inhaling carbon monoxide can lead to poisoning and serious health complications.
  • Allergic Reactions: Defective appliances, especially those involving air circulation or filtration, may contribute to the accumulation of dust, mold, or other allergens, potentially causing respiratory issues or allergic reactions.
  • Punctures or Penetrations: Appliances with sharp or pointed parts, such as faulty blenders or kitchen tools, may cause puncture wounds or penetrations if they malfunction during use.
  • Entanglement Injuries: Appliances with moving parts or exposed mechanisms, such as faulty washing machines or dryers, may cause clothing or body parts to become entangled, resulting in injuries.

Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation wants to hear your story if you or a loved one was injured by a defective or poorly designed product. Call us at (866) 884-1717 for a complimentary consultation.

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Do You Have Any of These Hazardous Home Appliances?

While the list of potentially defective appliances and household goods is nearly endless, some common household dangers include:

  • Ovens and Stovetops: Risk of burns, fires, and gas leaks if not properly maintained or if there are defects in the gas supply or electrical components.
  • Microwaves: Potential for burns, electrical hazards, or fires if there are malfunctions in the heating element or electrical components.
  • Furnaces and Boilers: Risk of carbon monoxide leaks, fires, and explosions if there are defects in the combustion process or gas supply.
  • Air Conditioners and Air Exchanges: Potential for electrical malfunctions, refrigerant leaks, or poor ventilation leading to indoor air quality issues.
  • Water Heaters: Risk of scalding, burns, or flooding if there are defects in the temperature controls, pressure relief valves, or other components.
  • Dehumidifiers: Potential for electrical fires or overheating if there are defects in the electrical components or compressor.
  • Space Heaters/Portable Electric Heaters: Fire hazard, burns, and electrical shock if there are defects in the heating elements, electrical wiring, or safety features.
  • Air Movers/Blowers: Potential for electrical hazards, fires, or injuries if there are defects in the motor, wiring, or housing.
  • Gas Fireplaces: Risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, or fires if there are defects in the gas supply or ventilation system.
  • Gas-powered Generators: Carbon monoxide poisoning risk, fires, or electrical shock if not used in well-ventilated areas or if there are defects in the generator.
  • Liquid Fuel Lanterns: Fire hazard, burns, or explosions if there are defects in the fuel system, combustion chamber, or housing.
  • Garage Door Openers: Risk of injuries, entrapment, or property damage if there are defects in the safety sensors, motor, or control systems.
  • Washing Machines: Risk of flooding, electrical shock, or injuries if there are defects in the water supply, drainage, or electrical components.
  • Dryers: Fire hazard if lint buildup occurs or if there are defects in the heating element or ventilation system.

Home accidents can cause serious property damage on top of the painful injuries that may result. You need a dedicated advocate to back your fight against a negligent manufacturer. The team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation will carefully explain your legal rights and help you collect the relevant evidence that can help your claim. We help victims throughout Los Angeles and nationwide.

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Call us at (866) 884-1717 to discuss your case. You can also reach our lawyers online if you're ready to hold a manufacturer accountable.

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