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How Safe Are Your Kitchen Utensils?

by Jared Staver in Personal Injury, Product Liability

National Watermelon Day is August 3, and if you plan to celebrate this day, you will probably be using kitchen utensils to cut up the watermelon. Since kitchen utensils can be hazardous and cutting watermelon can lead to serious injuries, it’s important that you practice caution while slicing up this delicious fruit.

Read the safety tips below to ensure your kitchen safety as well as what to do in the event that a dangerous kitchen product leaves you injured.

Cutting Watermelon Safely

Regardless of the size of the watermelon you purchase, you will have to safely cut it up in order to eat it. Prior to slicing it, you should toss it in the microwave for about a minute to soften it up and make it easier to slice. After this, you should put on some cut-resistant gloves.

Slice the watermelon in rounds, triangles, stars, stacks, wedges, balls, cubes, or any other shape you like. While you are cutting, be sure to take your time and cut away from yourself so that the sharp blade is away from your body.

The Dangers of Kitchen Utensils

Although you can follow safety precautions in order to reduce your risk injury while cutting a watermelon or other food products, defective kitchen utensils are out of your control. Faulty knives, graters, kitchen scissors, blowtorches, meat cleavers, toasters, stoves, microwaves, blenders, mixers, and other kitchen utensils and appliances can lead to burns, cuts, eye irritation, and other serious injuries that can leave you with large medical bills, lost wages, and a great deal of pain and suffering.

How a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Can Help

If you’ve suffered from an injury because of a flawed kitchen utensil or appliance, you may be able to recover compensation in a product liability claim. A product liability claim can hold the manufacturer or distributor of the kitchen product accountable for their negligence.

With the assistance of an experienced Chicago product liability attorney from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., you could prove that the product is responsible for your injury. Our firm will investigate the details of your case as well as the product itself to find a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect. If one of these defects is found, you may be able to secure compensation to help pay for your damages.

Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Today

Since proving product liability in kitchen utensils and appliances can be challenging, it’s essential that you consult a Chicago product liability lawyer from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. as soon as your injury arises. You can call us at (312) 236-2900 for a free, no-obligation case consultation.