Fervent Representation from Defective Smoke Detector Lawyers in Boston, MA


Few firms in the United States focus on defective smoke detector laws like Colucci Colucci Marcus Flavin, P.C. We are not only experienced but specialized defective smoke detector lawyers in Boston, MA. For decades, the smoke alarm industry has been knowingly selling faulty smoke detectors to consumers. The ionization smoke alarm has generated tens of millions of dollars in profits for the industry, yet it fails to timely detect certain kinds of smoke, including smoke generated during smoldering fires. Smoldering fires are the most dangerous fire situations for occupants of residential homes especially when sleeping.

Types of Smoke Detectors

There are two types of smoke-sensing technologies used in smoke alarms–ionization and photoelectric. Flaming fires (as when a Christmas tree is ignited) generate small smoke particles. Smoldering fires (as when a cigarette ignites a couch pillow) generate larger smoke particles.

The smoke-sensing technology used in the ionization smoke alarm results in it being effective at detecting small smoke particles from a flaming fire. However, that same technology is ineffective at detecting larger smoke particles that are generated in a smoldering fire. Therefore, smoke detector failure can occur.

Approximately 90% of homes in the United States are equipped with ionization smoke alarms. Testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revealed that the photoelectric alarm will sound an alarm during a smoldering fire as much as 30 minutes before an ionization alarm will sound during the same fire. This test concluded that, “ionization alarms may not always provide enough time for the most sensitive populations with mobility limitations to escape a smoldering fire.”

Why is this defect so dangerous? It’s the smoldering fires that are the leading cause of fire-related deaths in homes.

The Manufacturers Know the Dangers

The smoke alarm industry has known for years about these testing results that prove the ionization alarm is defective. Despite this, manufacturers have continued to sell the ionization alarm, choosing profit over ensuring its consumers are provided sufficient fire protection.

Recently, Good Morning America did a special segment highlighting the defective nature of the ionization smoke alarm.

The smoke detector recall attorneys at our law firm have extensive experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate and prosecute cases involving severe injury and death caused by the defective ionization smoke alarm.

Ionization Smoke Detector Injuries

Turn to trusted attorneys who have experience investigating and handling defective smoke detector cases. When you or your family has sustained a smoke inhalation injury because an ionization smoke detector failed to go off, what can you do to make sure the facts of your accident are fully investigated? If a fire results in injuries or the loss of your home, we can help. Our legal team has handled numerous ionization smoke detector accident cases and can provide experienced and knowledgeable legal help.

Contact Our Smoke Inhalation Injury Law Firm

All the work we provide is on a contingency fee basis. So, you pay nothing if we don’t win compensation for you. All attorney time is at no charge as well, including your initial consultation. In addition, we can visit you in your home or in the hospital.


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