Do You Know What the Most Dangerous Products in Your Home Are?

Thousands of people are killed every year just by using household products the way they were intended to be used. Many people are unaware of how dangerous some products can be used. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we’re here to support people who’ve been injured and the families of those who were killed by everyday products.

Household cleaners

If you take a look at the label of any cleaner in your home, you’ll see the toxic ingredients labeled. However, those labels don’t typically make it clear that there are long-term risks when you’re exposed to those chemicals. Ove cleaners and stain removers generally have a significant amount of 2-BE, which has been shown to lead to reproductive issues.

Anyone who regularly inhales ammonia is at a higher risk for both kidney disease and liver damage. Your common air freshener likely has phthalates, which can cause birth defects and hormonal abnormalities. Then there are furniture polish, drain cleaner, and shampoo, all of which have been shown to be linked to health issues. Before using any cleaner, read the label very carefully, don’t inhale fumes if you can help it, and put on rubber gloves.

Children’s toys

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is no product category with more recalls than the toy category. They report that in 2014, about 250,000 people had to visit the emergency room as a result of being injured by a toy. In almost half of those, the injury was to the face or head. For kids under 15 years old, the most common toy that causes fatalities are riding toys.

Appliances and furniture

Many items pose a significant risk of tipping over, including furniture that’s top heavy like bookcases, appliances, and TVs. Manufacturers should include anchors and other devices that can prevent tipping but they often don’t. They also don’t always warn consumers that tipping is a serious risk – and it is serious! According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in the years between 2000 and 2013, 38,000 people were injured by items tipping over – and over half of those injuries were on children. More than 400 of those people died as a result of their injuries and almost 85% of those who died from tipping accidents were younger than 11 years old.

Have you or someone you know suffered as a result of a household product?

Have you been injured as a result of a household product? Have you suffered burns or a head injury? Did someone you’re close to die as a result of negligence on the part of a manufacturer? If so, then you may have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. The best way to find out what your options are is to call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 right away. We offer free initial consultations and take cases on contingency so there’s no financial risk to you.