Defective Ovens & Stoves: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:43 by admin
Aside from the obvious fire hazards associated with ovens and stoves, owners of these appliances should be aware of the possibility that they will emit deadly carbon monoxide fumes. While electric ovens and stoves generally do not pose a carbon monoxide hazard, those that operate on gas, both natural and liquefied petroleum, kerosene, oil, coal, and wood may. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that over 200 people are killed and another 10,000 hospitalized due to carbon monoxide carbon monoxide poisoning each year. As such, consumers are urged to have their fuel burning ovens and stoves professionally inspected at regular intervals.

If you have been severely burned or suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a defective stove or oven, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Dangerous Appliances & Electronics: Overview
  2. Burns: Overview
  3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Overview
  4. Scars: Overview
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