Don’t Get Burned by Faulty Tea Kettles
Almost everyone has experienced an accident in the kitchen. But have you ever been injured or burned by a tea kettle explosion? It may not be your fault.
The local consumer protection agency has recently received over 6 claims of exploding Lenox tea kettles due to design and manufacturing defects.
Defective Products in General
Defective products are products that are defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed. These defects hinder proper and safe use by the consumer.
There are three different reasons why a product may be defective:
- The product at issue may suffer from a design defect: This means there is a flaw in the design that hinders the product from performing properly; A manufacturer is held liable for a design defect when the design of the product causes a foreseeable risk of injury when the product was manufactured as intended and was used properly for its intended purpose
- The product at issue may suffer from a manufacturing defect: With a manufacturing defect, there is no issue with the design, rather an error in manufacturing is what makes the product dangerous to the consumer; or
- The product at issue may lack adequate warnings, cautions, or instructions for proper use due to a marketing defect.
Defective Tea Kettle Explosion
Tea kettles are an example of a defective product that may cause a user serious injury or harm, even if they are used correctly and for their intended purpose.
Recently, there has been severe incidents with consumers involving serious tea kettle explosions. The specific kettle was a stainless steel, Lenox Whistling Tea Kettle, designed and manufactured in China.
Boiling water and steam escaped from the tea kettle and burned the user. The explosion was caused by water leaking into the false bottom, then super heating and moving back into the kettle, which then forced boiling water out of the spout of the kettle.
This separation occurred due to a defective design and manufacture of the tea kettle.
What Can I do..?
When using any kind of tea kettle, consumers should use with proper care and caution to avoid any injury to the best of their capabilities.
If a tea kettle or other similar dangerous product has injured you, it is important to seek a lawyer who can, and will fight for compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you know has been severely injured or burned as a result of a tea kettle explosion, or you think you may have a possible product liability claim for a defective tea kettle, please contact us immediately to review your case. We have the knowledge, skill, resources, and experience to ensure that your rights are protected when manufacturer’s negligence harms you.
Van Wey, Presby & Williams Can Help, No Matter Where You Live. To discuss the specifics of your potential lawsuit in a free and confidential consultation, contact us today. You may call us at 1(888)-694-8093.