Burns From Hot Water Heaters: Overview

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Modified on 2009/10/14 21:43 by admin
Burns from tap water can cause serious injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that many hot water heaters can reach temperatures up to 150 degrees, well in excess of the human burn threshold. Such temperatures, and even those well below 150 degrees, can cause third degree burns. Most tap water burns occur in the tub or shower and most involve children or the disabled. It is estimated that over 4,000 children are burned in bathtubs and showers each year.

If you or your child have been seriously burned or otherwise injured by hot tap water, it may be important to contact on attorney who can assist you in protecting your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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See Also

  1. Dangerous Appliances & Electronics: Overview
  2. Burns: Overview
  3. Scars: Overview
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