As a Sacramento Products liability lawyer since 1982 , I’ve seen lots of serious injuries caused by or associated with consumer products over the years. As part of my continuing series, Just the stats, here are some of the more serious and injuries, courtesy of the Consumer Products Safety Commission for 2012.
Defective Flooring material 1,500,000 injuries
Defects in stairs or steps 1,300,000
Defects in beds 709,000
Ceilings and Walls 378,000
Bathtubs and showers 324,000
Bottles, Jars and other containers 320,000
Porches and Balconies 153,000
Fences or Fence Posts 124,000
Swimming Pools 98,000
Lawn Mowers 83,000
Pruning, trimming and Edging equipment 49,000
Hot water 45.000
Chain Saws 30,000
Elevators and escalators 22.000
This is just a sample of the number of injuries every year associated with household products. Every injury, of course, is not Caused by every product. If you have a severe injury, however, and have used one of the above categories of product or any other household product, please give me a call.
Feel free to call me anytime at 916-921-6400 in Sacramento for free, friendly, advice on any products liability question.