February 22, 2012
Gas Fireplace Makers Offer Safety Proposal on Burns: AttorneyOne.com Warns the Threat of Severe Burns from Gas Fireplace Still Remains
According to FairWarning report published on Jan. 23, 2012, gas fireplace makers offered a proposal to include protective screens with all of their products because of the increasing number of severely burned toddlers. The court documents [case no. 4:08-cv-00836-CW (JCS)] indicate that, on June 2nd, 2011, a federal judge in Oakland, California, approved a class action settlement requiring Lennox International, a top fireplace maker, to offer to send protective screens to more than 500,000 owners of its Lennox and Superior brand gas fireplaces. The company also agreed to pay $4.93 million in fees and expenses to three law firms that filed the case. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of severe Fire Place burn. http://www.attorneyone.com/fireplace-burns/
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than toddlers who suffer from severe Fire Place Burn. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On Jan. 23rd 2012, FairWarning reported that gas fireplace makers moved to include protective screens with all of their products in order to respond to the increasing pressure from advocates for severely burned children. In January 2011, FairWarning reported that, more than 2,000 children ages five and under have been injured through contact with the unprotected glass, with some suffering 3rd degree burns, from 1999 to 2009, according to a federal estimate. Burn specialists believe that the actual number is much higher.
On June 2nd, 2011 a federal judge in Oakland, California, approved a class action settlement [case no. 4:08-cv-00836-CW (JCS)] requiring Lennox International, a top fireplace maker, to offer to send protective screens to more than 500,000 owners of its Lennox and Superior brand gas fireplaces.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Fire Place Burn, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe Fire Place Burn remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
Millions of gas fireplaces have been installed in recent years, but there is no government mandate to protect or warn consumers about the severe risk of burns. It should be mentioned that there is a voluntary standard from the industry that allows the glass to reach a peak temperature of 500 degrees.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fire Place Burn lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a law firm. They offer a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best representation for their legal needs. Checkout earlier legal news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9213201.htm.
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