What are the dangers associated with Smoke Detectors?
According to a 2008 telephone survey by National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), 96 percent of homes have at least one smoke detector, but only 12 percent knew that a smoke detector should be replaced at least every 10 years. Defective smoke detectors were held accountable for 23 percent of home fire deaths, while a working smoke detector cut your chances of dying in half.
The most common problems associated with a defective smoke detector are as follows:
• Battery failure
• Inaudible alert
• Loose connectivity of the wires
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Most of these injuries could be avoided if the distributor or manufacturer of these products took additional steps to ensure the safety of their consumers.
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