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Defective Machine Cases

St. Louis Defective Appliance Attorneys

Home appliances are supposed to make our lives easier. Furnaces heat our homes, ovens cook our food, toasters brown our bread and washing machines and dryers clean our clothes. But when a home appliance is improperly built, designed or sold, a tool of convenience can become a dangerous hazard.

A home appliance may be defectively designed, built or marketed. A defective product may be the result of a design flaw. For instance, a hair dryer may not have been designed to include a device to prevent electrocution in the event that the dryer falls into water, or the battery of a notebook computer may be prone to overheating, leading to fires or burns.

A manufacturing defect occurs when the product is made. Even if a product has a safe design, a mistake during the manufacturing process may render it unsafe. A mistake on the assembly line may lead to the omission of a critical part or the incorrect installation of a part.

A product might also have a marketing defect. If a manufacturer knows about a hazard associated with the product but fails to warn users about the potential problem, the consumer may sue for failure to warn. For example, failure to warn the users of gas generators of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning could be considered defective marketing.

Many different types of appliance are subject to design, manufacturing and marketing defects, including:

  • Toasters
  • Blenders
  • Water heaters
  • Space heaters
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Children’s toys
  • Ovens
  • Coffee pots
  • Power tools
  • Lawn mowers and lawn equipment
  • Treadmills
  • Gas grills
  • Generators
  • Laptop computers
  • Lamps and lighting

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of defective design, manufacture, or marketing of a home appliance, you need the guidance of an experienced attorney. At Kolker & Germeroth, our attorneys have an impressive record of success in cases involving all kinds of complex issues. Call us now, toll free, at 866-770-8691 or visit our contact page to set up a free initial consultation. You may also fill out our special personal injury intake form. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

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