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5 surprisingly hazardous household items

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2023 | Products Liability

Online shopping has made it easier for many of us to fill our homes with supplies, décor, and essential home goods. Anytime we buy a product, we expect that it is ready and safe to use. However, there are still cases when a defective product makes its way into a customer’s home.

Many items, such as cleaning products and electronics, are known to pose a safety risk. But, even seemingly safe products can be prone to defects. Here are some products to watch out for:

  1. Deodorant

People apply deodorant directly onto their skin. If the product contains any harmful ingredients, as some major brands were accused of, it can cause severe allergies and potentially injure the user.

  1. Children’s toys

Young children and infants with curious minds tend to bite or chew on their toys. Even seemingly harmless objects like stuffed animals or toy slime can endanger them if it is made with toxic chemicals or removable parts.

  1. Bedframes

We spend a big part of our lives in bed. However, even our bed frames can collapse or break if it was constructed with improper materials, assembled incorrectly, or has a design defect.

  1. Shoes

Most big shoe manufacturers design their products with special features to provide a benefit to the user or to differentiate themselves from competitors. Though, sometimes a design can be more harmful than useful.

  1. Bath mats

Bathrooms are a common place for accidents. Consumers buy bathmats to prevent slipping and falling. With that expectation, it can be extremely dangerous when something sold as a non-slip product actually causes slippage.

Our home is meant to be a safe space. If a defective product causes you injury, you may be able to seek compensation to cover your medical bills and other damages. A personal injury lawyer can help review your case and fight for compensation on your behalf.