Have you been injured by an exploding PAM Cooking Spray can?
In recent years, PAM aerosol cooking spray has been linked to a growing number of serious injuries. Several people have brought lawsuits against ConAgra Brands, the maker of PAM cooking spray, after large cans have exploded, causing serious fire-related injuries.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by an exploding can, it is essential that you work with a knowledgeable product liability and personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
The Dangers of PAM Spray Cans
Many people use household staples like PAM cooking spray without giving much thought to their contents. We rely on the manufacturers of these products and the government entities that regulate them to ensure their safety. However, some common household products carry hidden dangers.
Spray products like PAM contain flammable propellants like isobutane and propane, which can be deadly when suddenly released. Because these products are often used in the kitchen, they are regularly exposed to heat. The propellants cause cans to overheat easily, and combined with a defective can design, result in dangerous explosions and fires.
Injuries caused by exploding cans often include:
- First-, second- and third-degree burns on exposed areas of the body
- Lacerations from debris thrown in explosions
The personal injury attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, represent clients who have been seriously injured by dangerous and defective products, including exploding cans of PAM. We have helped injured clients bring claims against Conagra Brands, the large packaged food firm responsible for these cans.
Since 2014, our firm has taken the lead in lawsuits against Conagra Brands across the country, representing more than a dozen injured victims, including a suit against Conagra Brands on behalf of a Cincinnati-area woman.
How Can Consumers Stay Safe?
Bottles and cans of cooking spray have exploded from as far as two feet from heat sources. If you or a family member use these products, it is important to keep them as far as possible from heat sources like the oven or stove. In particular, avoid placing cans where they could fall into a burner, fryer or another heat source.
Fighting for Those Affected by Exploding Aerosol Cans
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of an exploding cooking spray can or other dangerous product, we encourage you to contact Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC. Your first consultation with an attorney is free, and we only collect attorney fees if we recover compensation for you. With office locations in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, we represent clients injured by dangerous products, such as Pam cooking spray cans, throughout the state.