How often do space heaters cause fires?


People buy space heaters for their homes and offices because these small appliances tend to be a cost-effective way to generate more heat when it’s cold outside. They are portable and lightweight so they can be easily moved anywhere and because many heaters are energy efficient they use much less electricity to operate.

But radiators are notoriously linked to fire hazards. There are countless stories of heaters overheating and leading to nearby flammable objects catching fire. Understanding the health and safety issues that come with space heaters can help consumers avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Some space heaters are known to be dangerous and therefore are being recalled. Staying up to date on recall notices for the products you buy reduces your risk of being injured in the event of a defect or malfunction.

Recalled Radiators

On February 10, 2022, a radiator reminder has been marketed by Shop LC. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, if you or someone you know owns one of these small, compact heaters, you should stop using them immediately. These heaters are very likely to cause fires through overheating.

If you have one of the 110V/400W heaters with one of the following Shop LC biases, 366615, 3666117, 3666118, or 3666119, you may return your heater for a full refund. To date, approximately 4,500 units have been sold.

Minimizing the risk of fire can save you and your family from serious harm and even death. The United States Fire Administration reports that from 2010 to 2019, the number of fatal fires increased by 3% in the country. In 2019, the state of Mississippi has lost 68 people in deadly fires. That’s why being up-to-date on recalls of defective products, like the Shop LC Personal Electric Heater, is so important to preserve life and limit the risk of serious injury.

If you have been injured by a defective product and you live in Mississippi, you may have a case for filing a defective product damage claim in Mississippi. Manufacturers of various products are expected to manufacture and distribute only safe items. If they fail to do so and release an unsafe product into the consumer market, resulting in injury and death, consumers can sue for compensation for their damages.

The Jackson Product Liability Lawyer at the German law firm, PLLC can advise you on your best legal options to remedy your situation if you have been injured by a defective product.

Speak with a Jackson Defective Product Lawyer Today

Medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering are examples of some of the damages you may be able to include in your personal injury claim. To find out if your injury experience rises to the level of filing a claim and then what your claim is worth, you can call the Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer to the German law firm, PLLC at (601) 487-0555. Informative consultations are always free.


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