An Iowa burn injury lawyer notes that over 1 million electric water kettles produced by The Rival Company were recalled due to the risk of burns and electrical shocks to users. Consumers have reported at least 70 adverse events involving these electric water kettles, including seven incidents that left victims with burn injuries. When a burn or smoke injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, a Iowa burn injury attorney can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Iowa. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Iowa burn injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Kettle Users Encouraged to Discontinue Use of Product
Wal-Mart has announced the recall of 1.2 million electric water kettles that may contain flawed heating elements and pose a risk of harm to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that the electric water kettles, which were produced by The Rival Company and sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, can cause unexpected burn injuries or electrical shocks if their heating elements fail and burst. To date, Wal-Mart has received seven consumer reports of burns resulting from these faulty water kettles. In addition, consumers have reported more than 70 other adverse incidents that involved these products.
The affected water kettles bear the model number WK8283CUY or WK8283CU on a label that is located on the base of the vessel. Consumers who purchased one of these water kettles from Wal-Mart between March 2011 and October 2015 may be at risk for injuries and are therefore urged to immediately cease using this product.
How an Iowa Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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