A recalled dishwasher is believed to have caused a house fire last month, around Thanksgiving. Luckily, no one was injured.
Just before Thanksgiving, a Saint Peters, Missouri man returned to his home to find it engulfed in flames. According to one online news outlet, investigation revealed that the fire's cause was a dishwasher that had been recalled in 2009. Read about the dishwasher recall in 2009.
Many folks run appliances such as dishwashers or washers and dryers in the late evening, just before bed. This is the kind of circumstance which can lead to injury. A person may run a dishwasher right before bed. If a fire starts, the person might not be aware of the fire, especially if a smoke detector is not working. Smoke inhalation can be fatal and result in serious pulmonary complications.
Product manufacturers, distributors and retailers can all be held accountable for a dangerous, defective product that results in injury. In order to succeed in a defective products liability action in Pennsylvania, the injured person must be able to show that the product was defective when it left the defendant's control and that the product was the cause of the plaintiff's injuries/damages.
Nearly every defective products case will require review by an expert who can determine how the product failed. Therefore, it is very important that the product be preserved and kept in a safe place at all times. Learn more about defective and dangerous products liability law in Pennsylvania.
*Source: www.newsmagazinenetwork.com, "Recalled dishwasher believed to be cause of fire," 11/26/12
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