In 2010 data released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), residential fires associated with air conditioners and fans reached an estimated number of 7,400 across the country. The NFPA also said the number of fire incidents involving cooling appliances typically peaks during the months of June to August. Most fires caused by these appliances occur in the living and family room, although incidents have also been recorded to occur in bedrooms and bathrooms.
One of the most common causes of home cooling equipment fires is wire ignition, which could happen due to mechanical or electrical fault. In several instances, residential fires caused by a cooling appliance have been a result of poorly designed and manufactured cooling equipment. In fact, there have been some fans, air conditioners, and other home cooling products that were recalled in the country due to fire-causing defects.
Fires caused by a defective cooling appliance could be tremendously damaging. To seek compensation from the manufacturers involved, speak with our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.