Current Dangerous Products in Your Home

I’m David Salazar with the Safety Guardians. We provide a lot of information here on the blog as well as on YouTube and Facebook. And we especially focus on what’s currently trending in terms of defective or dangerous products that you probably have in your house and that you use often.

I want to talk to you about that and give you some examples. So I’ve created a list of several different things where you have no idea how dangerous they are. But these products can be very dangerous indeed because of all kinds of reasons.

I’ve pulled significant verdicts that have happened in the recent past, between 2016 and 2020. I also checked how much has been recovered because of a defective product where they did not have any idea of how dangerous it was. So let’s get started.

 

Bicycles

Is a bicycle inherently dangerous? Not really if it’s used the way it’s meant to be used. If you use it that way, it doesn’t count as a dangerous product. You just have to use it the way it’s supposed to be used.

But here’s the thing: What if something breaks? The first thing I have on this list is that a bicycle clip broke. The clip is what mounts the seat onto the actual mounting of the bike so that it can move forward and it can hold the seat in place. Well, the clip broke on this bicycle and the guy fell and broke his hip. I have actually represented people who have had this happen to them.

And the injuries can be catastrophic if you’re going fast. I had a guy who literally broke his femur and his tibia. And for people who don’t know, the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body.

 

Subpar materials

We came to find out that the seat was actually brought here from China and made with subpar metals. And a metallurgist actually had to go in and do a study to find out that this seat was inferior to other seats on the market.

That company ended up paying handsomely on this because they knew they should’ve never brought this product to America and had people riding it when it had a propensity for breaking.

 

Electric blankets

Electric blankets can also be potentially hazardous. A lot of people use electric blankets, especially when it gets really cold. But in 2018, a woman received severe burns after she used an electric blanket. It just overheated and basically burnt her.

 

Washers and dryers

Washers and dryers are extremely important as well as dangerous, and you need to be aware of that. A lot of times, people don’t understand how dangerous dryers are. In one instance, a woman had a gas dryer. It was placed on the ground.

For some reason, it caused the ignition of flammable vapors that were in the area next to it. An explosion happened and caused severe facial injuries to this woman. That’s another product that you need to be aware of, especially if there are flammable substances in the area.

 

Miter saws

Miter saws are dangerous regardless. These things are meant to cut things, specifically lumber. The problem is not the miter saw as it’s supposed to be used. The problem is when it has a faulty guard or lock mechanism, or when something else on the miter saw doesn’t work.

So if a guard falls off and you end up sawing your hand in half, that is a defective product. If the safety mechanism on it fails, it mean it isn’t safe. It just means that it was put there and then it failed, and that makes it extremely dangerous.

 

Cookers

A lot of people use pressure cookers. They’re great. I have one in my house. My girlfriend and I use it all the time. However, there are some pressure cookers that have a tendency to actually rupture. And a lot of times, it’s because there are small leaks within the actual pressure cooker which can cause the item to actually just combust.

Or there is actually no air allowed out and it does the opposite and just explodes all over the place. There’s a woman who received third-degree burns when a lid blew off a pressure cooker.

You just have to be aware of a lot of this stuff. Just check any common household item and put the word “recall” behind it. And a lot of times, you’ll see that these things are actually really dangerous.

 

ATVs

All-terrain vehicles are dangerous no matter how you look at them. It’s largely because a lot of children ride them, and they ride them fast. They have no idea how unstable these things are. Most adults don’t even realize this.

But if you look up an ATV recall, there are tons of them out there, for all kinds of reasons. I encourage you to check them out because it’s ridiculous how dangerous ATVs are and how they can actually be legal for minors to ride. It’s crazy. We’re going to talk a lot more about this in the future, and we’re going to keep giving updates as well.

 

If you have questions

If you have any questions about this, please let me know. If you have an item or a product that you believe is dangerous, let me know about it as well. I want to tell the group about it. I want to do some research about it to make sure that’s what it is. My name is David Salazar and we are the Safety Guardians. I look forward to talking with you soon.