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5 Space Heater Safety Tips to Avoid Injury in West Virginia

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While space heaters are a great way to stay warm during the winter season, you should exercise caution in order to avoid fires in your home or office. These types of products are no stranger to personal injury cases, and sometimes it’s the result of negligence in a defective product.

5 Safety Tips When Using a Space Heater 
  • Always turn off your space heater when you leave home; 
  • Keep your space heater away from any combustible materials; 
  • Always place your space heater on a flat, level surface; 
  • Periodically exam the space heater’s cord for signs of damaged insulation or fraying; and 
  • Don’t use an extension cord to plug in your space heater.
When purchasing a space heater, it’s a good idea to do some research first. Visit consumer report websites for reviews on the safety of space heaters.

Perhaps the top safety feature you should look for when searching for a space heater is an automatic switch off. This switch will automatically turn off your space heater if it gets too hot or is knocked over. 

Space heaters are an affordable way to warm up a room. Just be sure to take the proper precautions before buying or using your space heater.

Contact a Defective Product Lawyer in West Virginia

If you have sustained a serious injury due to a defective product, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side. When unsafe products cause injuries, the results could be life-changing. 

Although there will be a lot of questions and important decisions to make during this time, choosing the right legal representation can help you make the most informed decisions possible while you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. 

The Miley Legal Group in Clarksburg will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a FREE consultation – 1-304-326-1800.
3 Comments:
Wonderful tips. I grew up in a tropical place and has now moved to a place where I need to use a heater. These is extremely helpful for someone who is not used to a heater in the house.
Posted by Mike - Health Safety Training Courses on April 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM
To further protect children from being burnt, I will have a 3 feet safety zone, where kids are reminded not to step into the zone. I would definitely keep electronics and combustible materials away from that zone too.
Posted by Harold May on April 20, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I should have read this list last year, the reason is that my wife left out heater on a downward surface, our 2 dogs played around and pushed it on our hardwood flood and burnt the area. Not that is something you regret when you can do something about it.
Posted by Heater burnt floor on February 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM

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