Hillsborough, NJ asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for New Jersey

Q: I was warming my coffee cup from DD and the cup caught fire, there were no warning labels on the cup. How do I proceed?

I do this normally without problems. Standing there waiting for the coffee to warm. I saw the flames open the microwave grabbed the cup, and tossed it in the sink.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I hope you're okay. A question that could arise is that inexpensive, disposable cups are generally regarded as not being microwave-safe. I hope there were no injuries - there is no mention of them - but that is another question that would arise. What were the damages in terms of injuries? You could reach out to attorneys to discuss - they might see things differently. Good luck

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