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Defective water heaters pose fire risk in homes

Posted on February 9, 2015 8:42 am under Fires and Explosions

Many homes today regard water heaters as a necessity rather than just a fixture of comfort. Without water heaters, homeowners would need to heat their water manually when needed, making simple activities like bathing and washing clothes a complicated and drawn out process.

Unfortunately, water heaters are among the common causes of house fires in the country. Defective water heaters in the market continue to pose fire hazards among consumers, making them vulnerable to injuries and property damage. For instance, Wal-Mart recalled 2.2 million electric heaters sold under different brands in 2010 after learning about 21 reports of smoking, overheating, and fire.

No product is safe if manufactured below quality standards. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we are here to help you hold negligent water heater manufacturers accountable for all the damages they have inflicted. To learn more about your eligibility to file a case, consult with our legal team by calling our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.