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Was Your Loved One A Victim Of Wrongful Death In Florida Caused By Fire?

Death is never something any of us like to think about, especially death by fire. Unfortunately, home fires are a reality due to defective products found inside our homes. Shockingly, there are so many products in the market that can overheat and cause a fire, and many of these products make their way into our homes without any of us knowing the dangers they really pose, such as fire hazards.

Recently, there have been many recalls due to fire hazards, including:

  • Great Innovations recalls Air Innovations humidifiers because water can enter the MH-407 humidifiers and cause the circuit board to short circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
  • Goodman Company recalls heat pumps and air conditioning units because the power cords can overheat and cause burns and fire hazards.
  • Hewlett-Packard recalls HP and Compaq notebook computers that came with the LS-15 AC power cord because the power cord can overheat and cause a fire.
  • Vornado Air recalls the Whole Room Vortex space heater, model VH110, because it can overheat and catch nearby items on fire.
  • Harris Products Group recalls welding torch handles that were sold under the Harris Products Group and Lincoln Electric brand names because they can leak fuel or oxygen and pose a fire hazard.
  • Sony recalls VAIO Flip PC laptops because the computer’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and cause a fire.

Whether a humidifier was left on overnight to help a sick child breathe easier, or a welding torch in the garage leaked fuel and ignited something in the garage on fire, homes can catch on fire in an instant and quickly burn to the ground due to defective products. Sadly, people may not be able to get out in time, and sometimes smoke alarms don’t function how they should. For example, ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors have been known to fail to alert consumers of fires and have recently been recalled.

Unfortunately, when defective products combust and smoke alarms don’t function and do their jobs of alerting home owners of fires, people can become trapped inside their homes and die as a result. These deaths are tragic and unnecessary and occur because companies rush their products to the marketplace without the proper testing.

If your loved one died in a fire, he or she could be the victim of wrongful death in Florida. It is important to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer to find out if you have a claim and how you should hold the negligent company accountable for your loved one’s life. To learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155.

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