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Patio Heater Accidents & Fire Risk

Ohio Product Liability Lawyer and Premises Liability Attorney reviews gas and propane patio heater accidents and burn injuries for plaintiffs nationwide


Home space heaters and outdoor gas propane heaters are necessary for some in the colder winter months, when other heating sources are unavailable. Thousands of people use propane space heaters and don’t think twice about the safety and fire risks they present, however, when in fact these are the cause of many fire accidents and burn injuries each year.

Heating equipment is the direct cause of about 50,000 fire and burn accidents each year, leading to injuries and deaths, that should be prevented. Over 30 percent of home fires in the U.S. are caused by space heaters.

Patio heater accidents occur very commonly when heaters are not monitored, the appliance is defective, or when a child is allowed within a certain distance of the heater. Homes and businesses are at risk for patio heater accidents, and some basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:

  • Never leave a propane heater burning without supervision
  • Create a 3-foot kid-free zone around the heater
  • Install a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm inside buildings to monitor dangerous CO levels
  • Use the proper type of fuel recommended by the manufacturer
  • Keep the flame low to limit the risk of patio heater accidents

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Burn Injury Lawyer and Consumer Safety Attorney reviewing defective space heaters, fire and burn risks, and premises liability cases for injured plaintiffs nationwide. 


Patio Heater Accidents & Defective Space Heaters

Each year, many space heaters, propane heaters, gas heaters, and patio heaters are recalled due to design defects, manufacturing defects, or a lack of warnings about the fire and burn risks involved with heating products.

Consumers have the right to purchase safe heating products, and manufacturers have a duty to properly warn people of the risks their products present. Should fires and burn injuries result from space heater or patio heater accidents, manufacturers or landlords may be liable for contributing to a hazardous living space.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a propane space heater or patio heater, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding patio heater accidents and lawsuits.

Contact us today.