During the Holiday Season or Any Other Day for that Matter, Make Sure Your Stovetop or Oven Does Not Fail to Turn Off as There Was Just a Significant Product Defect Recall
In my home, I was often yelled at by my wife or kids for failing to turn off the burner on our stovetop. This has happened unfortunately on more than one occasion. What I recently learned is that I wasn’t always as forgetful as I seemed.
Recently, a number of electronic ranges were recalled for fire and burn hazards after discovery that the burners on the top of the range can fail to turn off after being placed in the off position and that the temperature can also increase unexpectedly during use.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LG Electronics have voluntarily recalled approximately 161,000 LG electric ranges for burns and fire hazards that the allegedly defective product poses. The recall announcement of November 8, 2012 indicates that the burners on the electric range can fail to turn off after being placed in the off position.
As an experienced product liability lawyer in Philadelphia, I am aware of other allegedly defective stovetops and ovens where burner heat settings are not properly managed by using the controls and in fact, may not be properly turned off despite the fact that the switch indicates the same. Obviously this poses a substantial risk of burn injury and other harm as well as the potential for a fire hazard if not addressed.
The skilled burn accident attorneys of Reiff & Bily are committed to consumer safety and ask that you be particularly diligent to these facts at home. If you notice a similar problem, please contact the manufacturer and/or installer immediately for service in order to avoid a potentially devastating accident.
Chance always favors the prepared mind.