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Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector

Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector Models Removed From Stores

Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be in every house. Even when a house doesn’t use natural gas, other factors may produce CO emissions. Gizmodo shared some news that has us very concerned. A recent independent test found several popular carbon monoxide detectors were faulty. The faulty carbon monoxide detector models were sold in online stores.

Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector

Which? tested several models of carbon monoxide alarms sold online at Amazon and eBay. During their testing, they found 20% of the CO alarms did not detect the gas. One faulty carbon monoxide detector model failed 80% of the time. These faulty carbon monoxide detectors pose a serious danger.

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Why Faulty Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are A Problem

People put a lot of trust in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to keep them safe. When a fire happens, the smoke alarm wakes everyone in the house so they have time to evacuate. In the case of carbon monoxide, the CO detector warns of high levels of the gas. When either alarm fails, people die.

People rely on safety devices and features every day. As many people we meet know, seatbelts save lives. Imagine if 20% of seatbelts failed. Or, if 20% of carseats fail. This is why product liability law is so important to us. With faulty carbon monoxide detectors, lives are on the line. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, but when they do we want to provide the best legal representation to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to anyone else.

What Causes Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas created by devices that burn fuel (natural gas, kerosene, wood, pellets, etc.). Heaters. Fireplaces. Cars. Ovens. Clothes dryers. All create carbon monoxide exhaust. A house fire also creates CO gas. A carbon monoxide detector will alert you to the presence of this dangerous gas.

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What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. Additionally, it causes symptoms like the flu. CO poisoning can lead to fainting and death. Each year, over 400 hundred Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning not related to fire. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room with CO poisoning and 4,000 are hospitalized as a result. Find more information about preventing CO poisoning on the CDC website.

Faulty Product Liability

When a product contributes to or causes the injury or death of a person, the product manufacturer might be to blame. In legal terms, we call this liability. In this type of situation, you should consult an experienced product liability attorney for advice.

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Lancaster Area Product Liability Law Firm

Our law firm focuses on personal injury claims. This includes product liability cases. Call or text us anytime at 717-397-3200 to set up a free meeting with one of our attorneys. Or, fill out our online contact form and a member of our legal team will contact you. Get legal advice and answers to your questions. We charge no legal fees unless we recover money for you. Our offices are in Lancaster city, but we serve all Pennsylvania.