8 Tips for Safe Use of an Electric Space Heater

With falling temperatures, heating a home can become a problem for a variety of reasons, including the cost. One option is to use an electric space heater but, while they can provide a source of heat, they can also be dangerous. There is the risk of a fire if a space heater is improperly used or if it is damaged. Contact a New York defective product attorney if you believe a defective product was the cause of your injuries. Here are 8 tips that can help you safely use your electric space heater

  • check the cord for frays;
  • inspect it for any damage prior to use;
  • check that no recalls have been issued on it;
  • never leave it on when you are out of the house or sleeping;
  • don’t use a power strip or an extension cord with it;
  • if the cord or faceplate is hot, refrain from using it;
  • keep it away from flammable objects; and
  • keep it on a stable surface.

If you believe that a defective product was the cause of your injuries, seek legal counsel immediately. A New York defective product attorney will evaluate the details of your case to determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

Contacting a New York Defective Product Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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