Propane grills and heaters are popular options in many US households for clean-burning and efficient heating and grilling.
In recent years, however, tens of thousands of propane grills and heaters have been recalled by manufacturers and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) over design and manufacturing defects that might lead to dangers such as leaks and subsequent carbon monoxide poisonings.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States today, and even when not fatal, can lead to serious illness for people who are exposed.
Other common defects of propane grills and heaters can cause other types of risks, including:
- Risk of fire from malfunctioning or missing anti-tipping safety features
- Risk of fire or explosion as a result of a defective emergency shut-off switch
If you or a family member has suffered from personal injuries or property damages as a result of design or manufacturing defects in your propane heater or propane grill, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer or the retailer who sold you the defective product to recover compensation for your losses.
The defective product lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers can review your case with you in detail and help you sort out your rights so that you can get started on the road to recovery.