A family of four was asphyxiated in their home. When the authorities arrived on the scene they found a bag containing charcoal briquets and a barbecue stand inside the home.


The family had apparently been burning the briquets inside the house. There were no warnings or instructions on the bag about the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning or about the safe and proper method of using or burning the briquets. Rather, the manufacturer stated on the bag that the briquets were “for indoor use.”

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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