Plaintiffs Urge Judge to Approve a $1.9 Million Deal on Burn Risk from Glass-Front Fireplaces: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide Advice

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On August 6, Miles Industries fireplace buyers urged a California Judge to approve a $1.9 million deal on claims that they weren't warned of third-degree burn risk from glass-front fireplaces. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by severe Gas Fireplace burns.

Glass-Front Fireplace Burn Risk

Glass-Front Fireplace Burn Risk

the plaintiffs claim that the company did not warn them that the glass panel can overheat and cause third-degree burns

AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently and they are now actively providing expert opinion in view of the recent news on Fireplace Burn lawsuits.

On August 6, Miles Industries fireplace buyers urged a California Judge to approve a $1.9 million deal on claims that they weren't warned of third-degree burn risk from glass-front fireplaces (case no. 3:11-cv-02146-EDL, US District Court for the Northern District of California). According to the proposed settlement, the company would provide gas fireplace buyers, who are class action members, with a protective panel for the fireplace. The plaintiffs claim that the company did not warn them that the glass panel can overheat and cause third-degree burns.

As the Consumer Product Safety Commission informed, on March 27, a meeting was planned with the Z21/Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Vented Gas-Fired Heating Appliances Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to discuss voluntary standards activities, including proposed revisions to add requirements for protective barriers on glass fronts of unvented gas-fired fireplaces.

Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in case of alleged Gas Fireplace Burns. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations at AttorneyOne.com, adds that the relevant information illustrates that people continue to file Gas Fireplace Burns lawsuits. "For that reason", he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”

Fairwarning reported on January 2011* that more than 2,000 children ages five and under suffered burn injuries from fireplace glass, from 1999 to 2009 based on a federal estimate.

On December 21, 2012, the parents of a one-year-old toddler filed a proposed class action lawsuit, in British Columbia Supreme Court (no. 129053), alleging their son suffered second-degree burns to his right hand caused by their glass-fronted fireplace. In the lawsuit, the parents claim their Montigo fireplace can reach temperatures as high as 315 C and did not come with a protective screen to prevent direct contact with the glass.

AttorneyOne.com has further information on Gas Fireplace 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. You can learn more about Attorney One at our website http://www.attorneyone.com. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11220153.htm

*fairwarning.org/2011/01/hundreds-of-toddlers-are-burned-by-broiling-fireplace-glass-as-businesses-write-their-own-safety-rules/

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