Federal standards for flammability of clothing may be misleading to consumers because they set only minimum standards, says the National Association of State Fire Marshals.
Commenting on bedding, the NASFM says:
“Virtually hundreds of thousands of improperly renovated mattresses are being sold each year in the U.S., and pose a variety of safety and health hazards. The people engaging in this illegal practice ignore all standards”.
Source: National Association of State Fire Marshals.
When we shop for new clothes or contemplate buying new bedding, safety is probably not an issue that is top-of-mind. We think about the size, type, and color of clothing we want. We may consider its comfort, brand, and how easy it is to launder and care for. Less thought probably goes into bedding purchases: size, comfort, durability.
How many of us stop to wonder whether we might be at risk from the clothes we wear or the bedding on which we sleep? Despite laws designed to protect us, materials used to manufacture clothing and bedding may be hazardous.
If you have suffered burns or lost a loved one because of flammable clothing or bedding, talk with the attorney residents of West Palm Beach, Naples, and Boca Raton rely on for proven skills in the courtroom and out. Based in the Boca Raton area, experienced flammable clothing injury attorney Gregg Hollander and his Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers have a two-decade tradition of excellence in serving the citizens of those and other South Florida communities when serious injuries or wrongful deaths have shattered lives.
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How Dangerous Are The Clothes We Buy?
Consumer Product Safety Commission figures put the number of consumers who suffer severe clothing-related burn injuries at more than 4,000 per year. Fatalities from clothing igniting are estimated to total about 150 annually.
Attorney Gregg Hollander and his team believe that manufacturers, importers, distributors, and marketers of clothing for adults and children, alike, must be held responsible when their products prove hazardous. Although the standards that apply to clothing designed for children are more stringent than those for adult clothing, problems still exist and safety is too-often compromised.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals has taken an active role in advocating stricter standards for flammability of clothing. The NASFM explains that existing tests may provide deceptive outcomes because they rely on “a one-second exposure to a tiny, needle-like flame in a test setup that makes the fabric very difficult to ignite.” In fact, many materials do ignite all too easily, and the results can be tragic.
The Hollander Law Firm’s clients include residents of Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities who have been seriously hurt in a variety of circumstances, including car accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice, defective product accidents, and many other situations.
Attorney Hollander also represents consumers who have been hurt because of dangerous or defective bedding. He knows that NASFM reports point out the risk of serious burn injuries arising from the illegal practice of improper mattress renovation and sales. Consumer Product Safety Commission figures reported by NASFM put the number of bedding and mattress fires at 26,000 per year in the U.S. Some 700 deaths are attributed to bedding fires, along with 2,600 injuries.
Boca Raton flammable clothing injury lawyer Gregg Hollander knows that severe burns can be among the most expensive and devastating injuries to treat. Sufferers may face years of painful medical care, along with the threat of disfiguring scars, infections, and other health consequences. The Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers brings together a team of professionals in law, medicine, investigation, and other disciplines. We work to investigate the circumstances that injured you and to uncover the evidence needed to build a strong case for financial recovery on your behalf.
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When wrongful deaths or serious injuries occur, you need an attorney who has the negotiation and trial skills required to stand up to big manufacturers. Gregg Hollander and the Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers have two decades of wins to their credit. We won’t rest until we’ve taken action to protect your rights and to recover the damages to which you’re entitled.
Contact our Boca Raton personal injury office online to submit your case. Gregg Hollander and the Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers have two decades of wins to their credit. We won’t rest until we’ve taken action to protect your rights and to recover the damages to which you’re entitled.
Call (561) 347-7770 today and ask for a free consultation with a flammable clothing injury lawyer in Boca Raton. If your injuries keep you from coming to us, Attorney Hollander will meet with you at your home or in your hospital room. You pay us no fees unless we win for you.