Greenville, NC asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina

Q: Is this legal justification to sue?

I was boiling water in a pan last night. I just bought a new cheap cookware set a while ago. I was making some tea before going to bed. However, when I lifted up the pot, the handle was to hot for me to lift up. It had caused me to reactively drop it quickly. Though luckily the pot didn't fall on my privates. Some of the water in the pan had burn some of my skin off near my belly button. On the box it says that it is high heat safe. Last night my skin was in pain for some time, had to put aloe Vera to cool it down even a little.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You can send your medical bills to the manufacturer but don't hold your breath. File a complaint with the CPSC. However, high heat safe means that it won't melt, not that it won't get so hot that you don't need a kitchen mit to handle.

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