Many businesses and older homes rely on boilers for heating. Boilers consist of an enclosed unit that contains water or some other liquid that is heated to temperatures sufficient to create steam heat, which is usually used as an ambient heat source but may be used for other purposes as well.
In recent years, several different models of boilers have been recalled by their manufacturers and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) due to a variety of defects including the following:
- The Weil-McLain Co. recalled 171 boilers that were improperly sealed, introducing a risk for exhaust to accumulate, which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States.
- Crown Boiler Bermuda BSI and Cayman CWI gas boilers were also recalled due to design defects that may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you or someone you care about was injured or sustained property losses as a result of design or manufacturing defects in a boiler, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer or retailer for compensation for your losses. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can evaluate your defective product claim and advise you on the best way to proceed.
You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit and collect compensation for your injuries, however, so it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney today.