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Space Heater Safety Tips & Burn Injury Lawsuits

Cincinnati, Ohio Product Liability Attorney reviewing dangerous home heaters, space heater safety tips and burn injury prevention

Each winter brings cooler weather, and millions of American households supplement their heating with portable home heaters and space heating units. Many home heaters are a welcome appliance, though others can be very dangerous and present burn injury and home fire risks.

It is important to remain cautious with home heaters, and to practice basic space heater safety to prevent serious harm and potential fires. Fire prevention authorities have called space heaters the most serious home fire threat, and major household and workplace hazards.

Space heaters are often placed near combustibles or are improperly plugged into power sources. The Consumer protection Safety Commission (CPSC) has published safety tips, which include:

  • Ensure the appliance is certified by an independent testing laboratory. Look for a UL mark, the ETL label from Intertek, or certification from CSA International.
  • Make sure your heater has shutoff features, typically a sensor that automatically turns off a heater when it overheats or tips over.
  • Position space heaters at least 3 feet away from flammable materials such as bedding, clothing and curtains
  • Keep heaters out of high-traffic areas like doorways, where they may be tipped over
  • Use a sturdy cord. Do not use extension cords or power strips with space heaters, and do not plug additional devices into the same outlet as a space heater.
  • Never leave space heaters unattended while switched on
  • Install smoke alarms throughout a home
  • Place heaters on flat, hard surfaces.

Joe Lyon is a consumer safety attorney investigating burn injuries and home fires related to defective space heaters. Contact the Lyon Firm to review any burn injury or home fire case.

Space Heater Safety & Heater Burn Accidents

Around 25,000 house fires and 300 deaths are linked to space heaters each year, many of which are preventable. Space heaters are too often situated too close to flammable objects, or are defectively designed in the first place.

Thousands of people suffer serious burn injuries after making contact with a heater’s hot surface. Space hater safety is a critical part of owning and operating the appliance. Fire tests and fire prevention materials can assist consumers to decide on which products are safest, and which have poor safety records.

Types of Space Heaters

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

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