June 5, 2012
We count on a rigorous inspection process of consumer products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure that the items we purchase are safe for our use. However, dangerous products can sometimes slip through the cracks and cause someone serious injuries.
Take, for instance, the case of a man who was severely burned after applying aerosol sunscreen. According to Austin’s KVUE News, the man was preparing to grill outside when he stepped to the corner of his back deck and applied the Banana Boat aerosol sunscreen to his arms, back, and chest. He then fired up the grill, but when he did, his arm suddenly caught fire. The flames quickly spread across his body where the sunscreen had been applied, leaving him covered with second-degree burns.
The victim says that he has examined the bottle of sunscreen and there were no warnings about it being flammable after being applied. Upon learning of the incident, Banana Boat stated that it will launch an investigation into the incident.
The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers say that defective product injuries that result in severe burn injuries can cause immense pain and suffering. That is why the firm suggests staying away from any kind of open spark or flame after utilizing any sort of aerosol products that may have come in contact with your skin or clothes.